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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.


Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way, a program of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, was founded in 2000 to remember those who died for whom we cared in our hospice program. This remembrance is held each year in November when the Church celebrates All Souls Day and the country celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Care Month.  
A Mass celebrating the lives of those who died followed by a Lighting the Way service was held on November 2, 2017. Over two hundred individuals and families attended this event. The Lighting the Way path and trees are lit through November and will be relit during the Christmas Season.
Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, the only Catholic home health care agency in Connecticut, serves all denominations. If you or a loved one would like more information, please call 203-238-1441.




Christmas Spirit at The Mary Wade Home

Christine Bolio, RN, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, and her husband, David Bolio, are in the Christmas spirit as they promote hand-crafted items for the benefit of Franciscan Hospice Care at The Mary Wade Christmas fair in New Haven. The items were made with care and devotion by hospice nurses, therapists, staff and volunteers as a way to support the hospice program.


The Wreath Team has You in Mind!

Are you looking for the perfect wreath and tree for your home or business? Well, look no further. Come to the Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Avenue, Meriden, for your assortment of Balsam or Fraser fir trees, decorated wreaths of many sizes, cemetery boxes, kissing balls and more.

Proceeds from the sale of wreaths and trees benefit the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Call 203-237-8084. Don’t wait too long!

Christmas Trees
Christmas Wreaths

Order your Christmas trees - balsam and frazer!




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>

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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