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Welcome, Ken Laude, RN

Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care welcomes Ken Laude, RN, to its care of the sick program. Ken is a graduate of the Gateway Community College nursing program. He is a Meriden resident and a graduate of Wilcox Technical School. Prior to working in home care, Ken was a nurse at Connecticut Baptist Home [...]

Welcome, Ken Laude, RN2019-09-17T20:40:34+00:00

Preparing for Flu Season

Flu season is fast approaching. Marie Laffin, RN, Clinical Supervisor, and Mary Irvine, Flu Clinic Coordinator are going over necessary supplies. The staff of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care is providing flu shots at its location, 267 Finch Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451. If you would like a flu shot you may call 203-238-1441 [...]

Preparing for Flu Season2019-09-17T20:31:31+00:00

Welcome, Barbara Raby, New Hospice Volunteer Coordinator

The Hospice Team of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care welcomes Barbara (BJ) Raby, new Hospice Volunteer Coordinator to the agency. Barbara (BJ) Raby joined the Franciscan Hospice team in 2019 after retiring from a 38-year career as a retail pharmacist. In 2008, BJ began serving as a volunteer member of the Franciscan Hospice [...]

Welcome, Barbara Raby, New Hospice Volunteer Coordinator2019-08-13T16:34:47+00:00

Thank you to the Dominican Brothers

The Interdisciplinary Team of Franciscan Hospice Care has photo taken with Brothers Martin Davis, OP, and Bartholomew Calvano, OP.  The Brothers were at Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care for six weeks as part of their pastoral experience in Dominican formation. Hospice Interdisciplinary Team front, left to right: Jan Louiselle, RN; Laura Borelli, RN [...]

Thank you to the Dominican Brothers2019-07-29T15:10:21+00:00

Franciscan Sports Banquet a joyful event for 700 supporters

Almost 700 attendees filled the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut, June 4 for the 34th Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction. The joyful, positive tone of the evening spread through the crowd as awards were given to persons who exemplify Christian values in their professional and personal lives. Awardees were Jay Wright, Head [...]

Franciscan Sports Banquet a joyful event for 700 supporters2019-06-10T15:28:05+00:00

“Your blood pressure is within normal range.”

Marie Laffin, RN, Clinical Director, Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, provided blood pressure screenings for over 50 seniors at the recently held Meriden Senior Center Health Fair. This annual fair, held during Older Americans Month, helps to educate individuals about the programs and services available to them in the community. Franciscan Home Care [...]

“Your blood pressure is within normal range.”2019-05-15T18:45:19+00:00

Hartford Yard Goats mascot to make special appearance at Franciscan Sports Banquet

From left, Chew Chew, Danielle Chylinksi, Yard Goats Promotions & Marketing Manager, and Chompers. The popular Hartford Yard Goats baseball team's mascot, Chew Chew, will make an appearance at the upcoming Franciscan Sports Banquet and Silent Auction, June 4, at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville. Chew Chew will greet fans from 5:30-6:30 p.m. [...]

Hartford Yard Goats mascot to make special appearance at Franciscan Sports Banquet2019-05-15T17:42:09+00:00

National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2019

Thank you, health care and hospice care nurses, for your commitment and dedication to those for whom we care in Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. Our Home Care Nurses From left:  Colleen Hesbach, RN; Jack Welch, LPN; Lisa Cox, RN; Kristine Zullo, RN, Fran Mahoney, RN; Sue Amnott, RN; [...]

National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 20192019-05-15T18:54:52+00:00

Order In or Take Out? Friends, Food, Fundraiser

Residents of the Walter Acres, the Franciscan Life Center Community-based Aging Program, enjoy friends and delicious food from Casa di Roma, South Meriden, while supporting the mission of the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care.  Feta Vinca, owner, and son, Bosh, donate 20% of the day’s proceeds to help those [...]

Order In or Take Out? Friends, Food, Fundraiser2019-05-15T18:54:14+00:00