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25 Years of Caring Service

ranciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, a faith-based home health care agency, celebrated 25 years of caring service in 2012. The agency was licensed on April 29, 1987. Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care believes in the dignity of the human person and the sacredness of human life. The dedicated staff of nurses and social workers, physical, speech and occupational therapists, and home health aides specializes in the needs of persons who are elderly, handicapped, chronically ill or terminally ill who would benefit from care in their homes.


Flu Shot

Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care
is offering the flu vaccine for individuals 18 and over at:
267 Finch Avenue, Meriden
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The nursing staff is also available to come to businesses to provide the vaccine.
Call 203-238-1441.



Sister Faith Marie Woolsey, FSE, PT, and Michelle Rini, OT (center), therapists with Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, have photo taken with Jody Fuda, OTR/L, Director of Rehab, after a recently held in-service on improving mobility and speech for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. LSVT BIG/ LSVT Loud was provided by the certified therapists of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care to the discharge planners and therapists at Montowese Health & Rehab Center. Sister Faith Marie and Michelle are certified in LSVT BIG.

For more information call Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care at 203-238-1441.


Santa at the creche

Saturday, November 19, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

271 Finch Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451

Living Crèche, Santa Claus, Franciscan Pottery,
Homemade Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Breads, Rolls,
Cookies, Crafts, “Almost New” Items,
Children’s Activities, Fresh Cut Christmas Trees,
Wreaths, Raffles, and Refreshments

Open to the Public–No Entrance Fee

To Benefit the Franciscan Life Center
and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care


Nurses needed

Please contact us at 203-238-1441. Join our dedicated team of health care professionals!


Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care is seeking volunteers to be part of its hospice team. Hospice strives to help individuals with terminal illness live as fully as possible until natural death. Call Christine Bolio at 203-238-1441 for more information.

Mary Akice Rossini

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Chapel of St. John
269 Finch Ave, Meriden, CT 06451

A path and memorial tree will be lit in November, National Home Care and Hospice Care Month, and again during the Christmas Season.
A donation of $35, $40, or $50, in memory of a loved one, will help Light the Way.
A donation of $250 to $500 will help light the Memorial Tree. Call 203-238-1441.

Advisory Board


The Franciscan Advisory Board began meeting 25 years ago to support and promote the mission of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist through their counseling, education, care of the sick and end of life services. Earlier this month the board met to discuss fund raising efforts and new program developments for the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Currently the board is composed of 12 dedicated men and women; two of whom have been on the board since it began 25 years ago.

(Photo at top, from left) Annie Gray, Dick Leary, Sister Mary Elizabeth Endee, F.S.E., Sister Mary Richards, F.S.E., Sister Suzanne Gross, F.S.E., Sister Barbara Johnson, F.S.E., Susan Grenier,  Jennifer Barry, Jay Festa, President, Cecelia Petrowski, James DeMaio, Leanne Harvey, Colleen Mrowka, Carolyn Vanacore and Bob Wirz. Missing from the photo is Francis Barillaro.

Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care is the only Catholic home care agency in Connecticut. The agency provides all levels of in-home care, end of life care (six months or less as determined by the doctor), and support for the individual and his or her family members.

The Hospice Program provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals as they make the transition of acknowledgement and acceptance that curative medical care is no longer beneficial. Our Catholic Faith prompts us to provide services to people of all faiths and beliefs. If you or your family are in need of hospice care, or have questions, please call Laura Borrelli, Hospice Director, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, 203-238-1441. More about Hospice Care>

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Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care is committed to providing the highest quality care while making every effort to meet the spiritual, emotional and psychological needs of each person served.

The agency is centered in the intrinsic value of each human being and is guided by the values of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

The staff strives to help the patient and family find meaning and value in the face of human suffering.

Franciscan Ever There Care
Your Home ~ Your Needs ~ Our Mission

Franciscan Ever There Care (ETC), an affiliate of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, provides services to individuals and families who need assistance to remain safe and secure at home.

For more information, visit Franciscan Ever There Care or call 203-630-2881. Read about Franciscan ETC.

Visit Franciscan Life Center web site for information on counseling services.


Our Services

  • Nursing Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Medical Social Work
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Home Health Aide
  • Medical Supplies

Home Health Care and Hospice Home Care

  • Allows patients to be in their own home and receive needed health care services
  • Provides support to family and caregivers
  • Provides physicians with information on the patient’s condition in between office appointments
  • Offers close monitoring of new medications and treatments which keeps patients comfortable and at home

How to Get Services
Arrangement for services may be made by calling us at 203-238-1441. Click here for more information about how home care works and what to do if you or your loved one needs services.

Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care serves 33 towns in Connecticut and is licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).

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