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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 WoolseySister Faith Marie Woolsey, F.S.E., Physical Therapist, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, recently became certified to provide “LSVT Big” to individuals who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders that affect motor skills.  The LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) Programs for individuals with PD have been developed and researched over the past 20 years beginning with a focus on the speech motor system (LSVT LOUD) and more recently have been extended to address limb motor systems (LSVT BIG).
Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, a faith-based, non-profit agency serving central Connecticut, offers nursing care, medical social services, hospice care, physical, speech, and occupational therapies, and home health aide services to individuals and families in their homes.

If you or a loved one suffers from a neurological disorder and would like more information, please call Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care at 203-238-1441.


Youth programs

Sister Frances Zajac, FSE, spots youth at the Youth Leadership Training program held this summer on the campus of the Franciscan Life Center.  The youth are attempting to problem-solve and complete their challenge of getting everyone across the rope without falling.  This team effort builds communication skills, relationships, trust and self-esteem. Youth Leadership was sponsored in part by the Cuno Foundation, the Ion Bank Foundation, The James H. Napier Foundation, and the Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition.


Nurses needed

Physical Therapists Needed

We are seeking Physical Therapists to work in our faith-based agency serving central Connecticut. Please call 203-238-1441.

We also have positions open in nursing, hospice care, palliative care, and home health aide services.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in working for a mission-based agency, 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


Mary Alice Rossini, MS, RN, joins the team of Franciscan Hospice Care, a program of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Mary Alice has had nine years of experience in hospice care. "She is a welcome, professional member to the Franciscan Hospice Team," says Laura Borrelli, RN, Hospice Director.

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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