NEWS

Volunteer at 20th Annual Franciscan Golf Classic

Kathleen Dietle, Physical Therapy Supervisor, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, volunteers her time to support the recently held Franciscan Golf Classic to benefit the agency and the Franciscan Life Center.  The golf event hosted 112 players and 12 volunteers generously gave of their time.

Franciscan Hospice Care Volunteers

Laura Borelli, far left standing, Director of Franciscan Hospice Care, and Christine Bolio, far right standing, meet with the most recent hospice volunteers.

LIGHTING THE WAY, DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Lighting the Way is a special memorial program created by Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care to remember those for whom we cared who have died. The Lighting the Way program has expanded each year to include others who have died. You may Light the Way by remembering a spouse, relative, or a friend. Trees will be lit on the campus of the Franciscan Life Center during November (National Home Care and Hospice Care Month) and again during the Christmas season. Lighting the Way will benefit the mission of Franciscan Hospice Care.

To make a donation for a loved one or for more information, please call 203-238-1441 or print this form.
$30 donation to help Light the Way.
$250-$500 to make a significant contribution to light the hospice memorial trees.

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Click here to read the latest newsletter CARE-ING from Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.

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.

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Hospice Director Receives Award
for Outstanding Clinical Care

Laura Borrelli, RN, BSN, Hospice Director, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care,  is shown with Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE, Administrator, receiving the Connecticut Coalition to Improve End-of-Life Care Safe Passage Award For Outstanding Clinical Care at the recently held 14th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Coalition.

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Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care Scores Well in Home Health Compare Survey
Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care scored above the national average in a recent home health care customer satisfaction survey. 90% of the Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care patients who completed the survey would recommend the agency to others compared to the Connecticut average of 83% and the national average of 79%. Furthermore, 90% of the patients served by the agency reported that care was given in a professional way which is again higher than the state and national average.

Caring, One Stitch at a Time

Women stitching for a cause. Left to right, Kathy Dietle, Physical Therapy Supervisor, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care; Leanne Harvey, Hospice Volunteer; Victoria Norrie, Hospice Volunteer; and Martha Ryzak, Physical Therapist, gather at their monthly “caring” meeting to knit prayer shawls for the hospice patients of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Not shown in the photo are the founders of “One Stitch at a Time,” Jan Louiselle, RN, and Gini Sonstrom, RN.

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