Hospice is a community-based program that focuses on pain relief, symptom control and comfort for terminally ill patients, allowing them to be cared for where they are most comfortable, usually at home. There are several services to choose from. 

Mid-Fairfield Hospice, a partner of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, helps individuals and their families cope with terminal illnesses in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Services include managing pain and symptoms to provide comfort; helping with personal care such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation; arranging for medical equipment and nutritional guidance; respite support for caregivers; counseling and companionship; spiritual guidance and grief support services. Call 203-762-8958 or 1-800-898-HOME or visit visitingnurse.net

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut offers hospice and palliative care in your home, an assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, or at the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice Residence on the Stamford Hospital campus, which provides an assisted living environment for people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. For more information, call 203-276-4000 or visit vnhcsw.org

Waveny Care Center offers on-site hospice care. Call 594-5200 or visit waveny.org

VNS of Connecticut’s Hospice at Home is focused on improving the patient’s quality of life and addresses the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of patient and family. Call 203-838-8621 or visit vnsct.com.