What is Fairfield County House?
Fairfield County House is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2012. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing communities across the county and whose backgrounds include hospice and post-acute care, clinical expertise, business, zoning/construction, legal, finance, fund-raising, marketing, volunteer, and governance experience.
What Makes Fairfield County House Different?
Fairfield County House is a residential home where people who are receiving hospice services are able to live in a home-like setting. Your qualified hospice provider continues to provide hospice services, while our professional Care Team and volunteers provide adjunct, 24-hour care, and support. Family members and friends are welcome.
The Fairfield County House is the first free-standing house for people on hospice in the State of Connecticut. Here's our new video of people sharing their experience and a discussion of why this is needed.
Donors and Contributors
We are a community of donors and contributors who are pleased a home-like, end-of-life setting is now available to the community. Many people have contributed financially and others have donated products and services from their companies and organizations to design, build, publicize, and eventually operate the house.
Volunteers from across Fairfield County have contributed thousands of hours on fund-raising events, outreach and awareness, consulting, design, and administrative support. We welcome volunteers to help support the organization and residents we serve.
From Our Executive Director
Fairfield County House has been open for over a year. I am honored to experience an environment where warmth, compassion, and love abound daily. To bear witness to the meaningful time spent between residents, their families, and our staff has made this leadership position a great blessing.
Fairfield County House has served over 37 residents and their families, ages 39 to 98 plus, with the length of stay ranging from 8 hours to 10 months. The average length of stay at our house has been 35 days. Hospice refers to any life-limiting disease with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Unfortunately, people wait too long to access the benefits of end-of-life care. We continue to raise donations for our Resident Care Fund so that cost is not a barrier to care. Fairfield County House has helped to fund a few resident stays.
Fairfield County House helps our residents leave this world surrounded by family and friends in a supportive environment. We encourage joy in sadness and laughter in sorrow. We believe and support all those that come in the belief that there is still a lot of living to do here!
We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about us to call or come in for a visit (203.921.6405) (email@example.com).
Loretta Lacci, BSN, RN, PN