Hospice and Palliative Care
Through compassionate hospice and palliative Care, ECHN is dedicated to help provide the medical care, comfort and emotional support needed to respect you and your loved ones wishes. In most cases, we seek to provide comfort and safety in a home setting if possible.
Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut (VNHSC)
Nationally recognized for having earned Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) accreditations, ECHN provides hospice and palliative care through Visiting Nurse & 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.
Palliative Care Services
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.
Hospice Care Services
Visiting Nurse & 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.