Bill Would Create New State-Level Pediatric Hospice, Palliative Care Program

Connecticut legislators recently introduced a bill that aims to create a statewide pediatric hospice and palliative program. If enacted, the bill would require the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) to create a plan for the development of the program and establish general statutes around its implementation. The plan would have to be completed by […]

Hospices Hurting from Diminished Fundraising, Philanthropy

Hospices often rely on philanthropic donations and fundraisers to support their programs, but many are taking a financial hit from fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite federal funding relief efforts, strained donors, increased costs and cancelled fundraising events are impacting hospice bottom lines.  Providers are working to address these issues by adapting their methods and […]

Regional Hospice Launches Children’s End-of-Life Care Program

Even without the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, pediatric hospice patients and their families face a variety of end-of-life care needs that are unique from those of adult patients. Yet, youth-specific hospice patients are among those most underserved in the nation. Connecticut-based Regional Hospice is building the North Star inpatient wing to expand upon its children’s hospice […]