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Regional Hospice and Palliative Care


Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center


Danbury, CT


35,000 SF


12 Private suites with balconies, common lounge, teenagers’ and children’s lounge, family kitchens, library, spa, salon, chapel, Healing Hearts Center, memory garden, meeting room, administrative offices, and commercial kitchen


R.W. Molinaro 

The Regional Hospice and Palliative Care’s Center for Comfort Care and Healing in Danbury is Connecticut’s first and only state-of-the-art, not-for-profit, family-focused, all-private suite hospice center. Our client’s vi­sion was to create a highly functional facility that focuses on patients and their families, providing them with the best quality of care in a setting that supports their per­sonal needs and respects their individuality.


Sited on six acres of woodlands, the two-story, 35,000 square foot building is designed to feel and look resi­dential rather than institutional in character. JSA worked closely with its client in developing the twelve all-pri­vate suites, each with its own balcony and views of the gardens and landscaped grounds. The center provides many amenities: a centrally located common lounge, as well as separate lounges for teens and chil­dren; family kitchens with fireplaces and a commercial kitchen complete with the center’s own professional chef for on-site food preparation for patients and staff; a Memorial Garden with a custom-designed play structure for outside activities for visiting children; and two large meeting rooms, a library, chapel, spa, and salon.


The center also contains a Healing Hearts Center which provides bereavement services to families coping with the loss of a loved one. Healing Hearts is the only program of its kind to service western Connecticut and neighboring New York and is solely funded by donations. More than 30 different programs, support groups, workshops, and memorial events for children, adults, families, and care­givers occur regularly throughout the year at the center.


The second floor of the center houses administrative functions and private offices. The Center for Comfort Care and Healing has been acclaimed for its beauty and successful completion of its mission to provide compassionate care to those most in need.

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