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25 Years of Caring Service

ranciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, a faith-based home health care agency, will celebrate 30 years of caring service in 2017. 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.

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COMING UP NOV. 4-5, 2017
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Social Workers

Sylvia Sanguano, social case worker, grant program, Sister Catherine Mary Clarke, FSE, LCSW, and Karen Christensen, LCSW were given special recognition during National Social Worker's month for their outstanding contributions to those they serve in home health care and hospice care.

Our social workers provide the personal, spiritual, and emotional support needed for individuals, families, the sick, the dying, the elderly, and the homebound. Social services, along with nursing care, physical, speech and occupational therapy, and home health aide services, are one of many programs offered by Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.


Talks on health

Sister Patricia Cigrand, ASCJ, Pastoral Associate, Saint Bridget of Sweden Parish, Cheshire, (center) has photo taken with Marie Laffin, RN, Clinical Supervisor, and Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE, Administrator, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, at a recently held presentation on “We are all Aging” and “Healthy Eating.”  Over 30 people attended the program, coordinated by Sister Patricia, and held at Saint Thomas Becket Church.
Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care is a faith-based, licensed home health care agency offering, nursing care, hospice care, medical social services, physical, speech and occupational therapies, and home health aide services.

For more information on presentations or to learn more about the agency call 203-238-1441.

Jan Louiselle, RN, Hospice Nurse Educator, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, located at the far end of the conference table, presents Hospice Myths versus Realities to caregivers as well as staff and resident families of the Meriden Center, Meriden, CT. This is one of several presentations offered by the staff of the agency. If you would like more information about Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, call: 203-238-1441


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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