Fairfield County Hospice House, Inc. (FCHH) and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County (VNHFC) have signed a collaborative agreement to deliver hospice care services to residents of the Fairfield County Hospice House.

Fairfield County Hospice House is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides a residence for those receiving home hospice services but who can no longer remain in their own homes.

Fairfield County Hospice House is currently under construction and on track to open its doors this summer. It is a six-bedroom, 10,000 square foot house, located in a residential neighborhood in Stamford, just off the Merritt Parkway and easily accessible to lower Fairfield County and surrounding communities.

This residential house is designed for people in need of end-of-life care and will provide comfort, dignity, privacy, emotional and spiritual support, and encourage the involvement of loved ones.

Under their collaborative agreement, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will provide consulting and advisory services to Fairfield County Hospice House with respect to hospice operations, clinical staffing and training relevant to the provision of hospice and end-of-life care. Fairfield County Hospice House will accept patients from all qualified hospice agencies so that patients will be able to keep their home hospice teams when they move into the house.

“We are excited about the collaboration with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County which has over a hundred years of service to the community and will bring Fairfield County Hospice House the expertise and dedication of a high quality hospice team,” says Russ Gasdia, FCHH Board member and a long-time Ridgefield resident.

“A key part of our mission is providing compassionate care and services to people in the setting that is most comfortable and appropriate for them and their families,” says Sharon Bradley, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and a Stamford resident. “Providing support to Fairfield County Hospice House allows us to ensure that there are accessible options for people in our community who need hospice care but who are unable to remain in their own homes.”

Both organizations have been working together for over a year and this agreement formalizes their collaboration as Fairfield County Hospice House moves toward opening its doors and offering services to people on home hospice.

All patient rooms will be single occupancy with individual baths and private outdoor spaces overlooking beautifully landscaped grounds. The house will offer rooms for rest and relaxation, comforting rooms for family gatherings, a sanctuary room and outdoor porches and patios. FCHH will offer 24-hour care, a compassionate team of skilled healthcare professionals, life-enhancing therapies, a soothing spa bathroom, dining facilities and laundry and housekeeping services. In addition, FCHH will have clinical staff and volunteers available to provide programs and services for enhanced life experiences.

Fairfield County Hospice House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2012.