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.

JanJan Louiselle, RN, was named the new Hospice Nurse Educator on August 1, 2015. Jan has been a member of the hospice care team since 2009. Prior to being a full-time hospice nurse, Jan worked for the agency per diem. She is a graduate of the Wilcox School of Nursing.

“I always wanted to be a hospice nurse,” said Jan.  “I took different nursing positions, mostly in skilled nursing facilities, until one day I was diagnosed with cancer. Because of chemo, I could no longer provide bedside care.  Driving to work, as a per diem hospice care nurse for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, I heard myself say, ‘You are here; this is your dream.’ “Now, as a full-time hospice nurse, I will also be offering hospice education to staffs in long term care facilities where our hospice care program has contracts.

Franciscan Hospice Care, a program of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, is a philosophy of care for the terminally ill and their families. The dedicated staff offers holistic support to the person who is ill, to family members, and to friends.

SummerYouth from the Franciscan Land-based Summer Experiences study the biodiversity within a stream ecosystem.  The youth, under the direction of Sister Francesca Silver, FSE, are finding crayfish and other living organisms that help make up “Life on Earth.”

The summer experiences are funded in part by the Cuno Foundation, Ion Bank Foundation, Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition, and the James H. Napier Foundation.


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Are you looking for a mission-based position in home health care? Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, a Catholic home health care agency, seeks full-time RN to work in its home care program. Join our team of home health care professionals. Home care experience preferred. Call Marie Laffin, RN, at 203-238-1441.


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. Training for new hospice volunteers will begin this fall. Call Christine Bolio at 203-238-1441 for more information.



Anna Kurtoglu, RN, is the new Nursing Supervisor for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

Anna is a graduate of Goodwin College, East Hartford, and has been a home health care nurse with Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care for three years.

See CARE-ING, our latest newsletter, for coming events.

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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Memorial Cookbook

with recipes from friends, family and staff of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.
Call Gretchen Rossi at 203-238-1441 to place an order - $12 each.

Our tasting event was a big success! Visitors sampled the delicious recipes in the From the Heart cookbook and gave rave reviews.

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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