MILFORD, Conn. – Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice, palliative and home health care, has moved to a new office space at 612 Wheelers Farm Road in Milford, Connecticut. The new location will expand access to patients and families in Fairfield and New Haven counties.
Compassus – Milford provides high-quality, compassionate hospice care to improve quality of life for patients facing a life-limiting illness and their families. The supportive care team, which consists of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers, works together to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients, wherever they call home.
This comprehensive approach to health care continues to be underutilized throughout the United States. Studies have proven earlier access to hospice care and longer lengths of stay improve patient and family satisfaction. Yet in 2017, a greater proportion of Medicare patients (27.8%) nationwide were enrolled in hospice a total of seven days or fewer compared to all other length of service categories.
Medicare data from 2017 shows that 48.6% of all Medicare decedents in Connecticut were enrolled in hospice at the time of death