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Nationally recognized for having earned Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) accreditations, ECHN provides palliative and hospice care through Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut (VNHSC). For more than 100 years, VNHSC has been providing skilled health care services to the community. Dedicated to home health and community-based health care, VNHSC cares for families living in 25 communities throughout eastern and north central Connecticut.
Our palliative care program provides symptom relief and pain management to help stabilize and improve quality of life among patients experiencing physical and emotional discomfort related to the progression of a disease or illness. Our palliative care program is designed for individuals who are currently living at home or in an assisted living facility, and wish to remain out of the hospital setting.
Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut (VNHSC) has been providing hospice care services to the community for over 30 years. Hospice Care uses an interdisciplinary team to provide intensive comfort measures to enhance the quality of life during the final stages of a terminal illness to patients and their families. Hospice is provided to patients who live at home, live in an assisted living community or reside at a skilled nursing facility.