Comfort with Peace and Dignity
Over the years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County has helped thousands of individuals and their families cope with terminal illness in comfort with peace and dignity.
Our caring professionals focus on relieving physical and emotional pain so that patients can spend precious time with family and friends.
We recognize that when one person is ill, the whole family is in crisis. At Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, our team of nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers and volunteers are there for you and your family to create a care plan that is tailored to your specific needs, including:
Managing pain and symptoms to provide comfort
- Providing counseling and companionship
- Offering spiritual comfort and guidance
- Helping with personal care such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation
- Arranging for medical equipment and nutritional guidance
- Supporting caregivers with respite services
- Providing bereavement support
- Providing in-patient hospice care at a skilled nursing facility and/or hospital
The Hospice Team includes:
- Skilled Nurses
- Home Health Aides
- Social Workers
- Spiritual Care Provider
- Massage Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Trained Hospice Volunteers
- Hospice Medical Director
- Grief and Bereavement Counselors
If you, or a loved one, is struggling with a life-limiting illness, and are actively pursuing treatment, our Palliative Care may be appropriate for you. Should comfort become the focus of care, hospice services can be continued by the same compassionate team of professionals.
You don’t have to do it alone. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County makes complex situations manageable and handles the details so that patients can spend meaningful time with friends and loved ones in comfort, with peace and dignity.
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The Services We Provide
The skilled team of caregivers at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County includes hundreds of healthcare professionals, para-professionals and volunteers.
Ready to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our highly-skilled, dedicated caregivers will work closely with you, your family and your physician, to tailor a plan of care especially designed to meet your individual needs.
Nurses who are extensively trained in palliative care and educated in pain and symptom management
Medical Social Work
Medical social work includes psycho-social assessment, grief and bereavement counseling, and assistance with advanced care planning and finances. Individual counseling, family counseling and support groups are also available.
Spiritual care is offered by an inter-faith minister who can administer religious sacraments as well as offer emotional and spiritual support to patients and their loved ones. The inter-faith minister can also coordinate support with one’s clergy, parish or synagogue and preside over funeral and memorial services.
Home Health Aide
A Home Health Aide assists a person when the help required includes the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding and ambulation. These activities occupy most of the Home Health Aide’s time in the home. The remainder of their time may be spent assisting with meal preparation or light housekeeping, if these functions are determined by the registered nurse to be necessary for care.
Home Health Aide time is dependent on specific criteria for patient needs and is subject to availability. All Home Health Aides are certified and specifically trained for hospice care. Live-in Home Health Aides are also available, if necessary.
Grief and Bereavement Counseling
This includes assessment, grief and bereavement counseling for family members and loved ones prior to and after a patient dies. Bereavement care is provided for one year following the death of a patient. Support groups are also available.
Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice team. Volunteers are available to provide emotional support to the patient and/or family, provide transportation to medical appointments, baby-sit children, do grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy, etc. Volunteers are fully trained and supervised by our Volunteer Coordinator. Surviving family members must wait one year after the death of a family member to be eligible as a patient care volunteer.
Physical therapy includes treatment and exercises to ease mobility and enhance comfort.
Speech therapy includes assessment, diagnostic testing, evaluation and treatment of speech and swallowing concerns.
Occupational therapy includes treatment and exercises to enhance comfort and increase dexterity.
Schedule a Consult
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact one of our sales office today at (203) 594-5302 or fill out the form below. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.