Hospice Nursing


Franciscan Hospice Care nurses are professionals who hold to the highest standard of care for each patient. Beyond their training as general care nurses, they are experienced in the care of hospice patients and continue to update their knowledge in the field through education. Hospice nurses are alert to the special needs of each [...]

Pastoral Care


Every effort is made by Franciscan Hospice Care to provide spiritual support to patients during their time of preparation for the ultimate reality of death. Whatever the patient’s religious affiliation might be, Franciscan Hospice Care is available to invite a recognized religious pastor of that persuasion to visit the patient and provide spiritual encouragement, [...]

Hospice Volunteers


Becoming a hospice volunteer is a rewarding opportunity to journey with someone in the latter portion of their life. Franciscan hospice volunteers receive 16 hours of training that enables them to be present to others in a very special way in order to support both the individual and their family through [...]



Bereavement support is initiated with the start of hospice to gather pertinent information that will help provided adequate care to family and friends for at least one year after the patient’s death. Franciscan Hospice Care delivers this assistance with a team of individuals who make regular visits, calls and personalized mailings to help integrate [...]

Flu Clinics


Flu Vaccine Information Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care offers the flu vaccine to adults 18 years of age and older each year during the flu season.  The vaccine is offered to individuals at our office at 267 Finch Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451 during the hours of 9am -5pm, Monday through Friday. For places [...]

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