Hospice of Bristol Hospital
Hospice of Bristol Hospital is a specialized healthcare program dedicated to providing care and support to persons with life-threatening illnesses. Hospice care is primarily provided to persons at home but is also available in skilled facilities or, if medically appropriate, in the hospital.
Services Provided by Hospice
Hospice services are provided by a medically supervised team of professionals and volunteers. The Hospice team works together with you to care for your physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. You may utilize all or part of the available services:
How to Become Involved in Hospice of Bristol Hospital
Medical care focused on providing comfort
Pain management and symptom control program
Psychosocial and spiritual support for the patient and family
Bereavement support for family members and significant others
Hospice volunteers are available for socialization and emotional support
Registered nurses, social workers, therapists, homemaker/aide services
Referrals are welcomed from patients, their families, physicians, healthcare professionals and the clergy. For more information about the program, or to make a referral, please call the Hospice Coordinator at 860.585.4752.
Our hospice volunteers bring a special kind of caring to our program. These dedicated, highly trained volunteers offer non-judgmental support and are good listeners.
Hospice of Bristol Hospital does not provide long-term inpatient hospital care but will work with you and your family to make appropriate arrangements should the need arise.
Hospice care continues into the bereavement period with support for your family. Hospice offers a Bereavement Support Program to help the bereaved realize that they are not alone in their grief and to support them through the grieving process by providing the following:
Coverage of Services
A comprehensive packet of bereavement information and resources
Follow-up correspondence at specific intervals throughout the first year after a loss
Short-term grief support via telephone or office visit (assessment and outside professional referral if needed)
Referral to "Coping with Grief" support group and other community resources
Medicare, Medicaid and many other insurance plans cover hospice services. Events such as Lights of Love are used to assist Hospice and Special Touch patients as needed. Donations are used to directly support services for patients who are uninsured or under-insured.