THANK YOU
for your many years of service
Marie Laffin, RN, Clinical Director, presents Sister Suzanne Gross, FSE, with a gift from the staff at the recently held Staff Appreciation Lunch. Sister was acknowledged for her 30 years of service as the administrator of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. The lunch is held each year during National Home Care and Hospice Care Month to thank the staffs of Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care and Franciscan Ever There Care for their commitment and dedication to those they serve.

Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care   Facebook is a faith-based, licensed home health care and hospice care agency serving Central Connecticut.   Franciscan Ever There Care   Facebook is a non-medical model of care offering personal assistance, 24-hour live-in services, homemaking and companions.
Franciscan Home Care
celebrating 30 years in Meriden
June 8, 2017
By Bryan Lipiner Record - Journal staff
MERIDEN — A local Catholic-based care center is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a licensed home health care facility. Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, 267 Finch Ave., received its license in April 1987.

The business had just four patients at the time, but now has over 200. The center has been licensed for skilled nursing, physical, speech and occupational therapy from the beginning. The agency also recently added a wound care specialist.

“We felt that there was a great need for community-based services in Meriden,” Franciscan Home Care Administrator Suzanne Gross said. Franciscan Home Care currently serves patients in 31 towns in the region.  “We’ve had wonderful staff through the 30 years,” Gross said. “The people working for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care are really dedicated to the mission of providing quality care in a faith-based setting.”

Gross said patient growth has been spurred by recommendations. “We are the only surviving Catholic agency in Connecticut,” she said. “That also is because of the support we’ve gotten through the years.”

About 150 employees serve more than 200 patients in homes and up to 25 patients in hospice care each day. Ages of patients range from early 20s to more than 100 years old, Gross said.

Some patients, such as Shelia Spellacy, reside nearby in center-owned homes on Beverly Drive and also volunteer at the facility. “They treat everybody with dignity and respect, whether it’s an elderly person or young person,” Spellacy said.

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Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care
267 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451
203-238-144