Nursing & Home Care and Mid-Fairfield Hospice have merged into a single entity now called Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. With headquarters centrally located at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at I-Park, the agency will continue to provide quality health care to individuals and families across Fairfield County.

"Our two organizations have been working in formal affiliation for more than 15 years, sharing related goals and missions and providing a continuum of care," said President and CEO Sharon M. Bradley, RN, MSN. "This evolution in our agency's structure will provide a more integrated system of delivering home health and hospice care to patients and families in the communities we serve."

The newly combined organization will retain its clinical leadership staff as well as its team of dedicated and skilled caregivers who provide community-based, family-centered home health care and hospice services. Specific program offerings include: comprehensive professional nursing and support, physical and pediatric rehabilitation, grief and bereavement counseling, health education, geriatric care management services, physical fitness training, community wellness programs and hospice care. These services are provided to individuals or groups at home, work, school, community centers and other health care facilities.

For more information about Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, call 1-800-898-HOME (4663) or visit www.vistingnurse.net.

For more than 85 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, formally known as Nursing & Home Care and Mid-Fairfield Hospice, has provided professional nursing and support services, rehabilitation, grief and bereavement counseling, health education, community wellness programs and hospice services for individuals and families throughout Fairfield County. With offices in Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport and Wilton, the agency is staffed by professionals who provide in-home healthcare services to patients who may be recently discharged from the hospital, at home recovering from an illness or injury, or in need of long-term care for a chronic illness or condition. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County also provides wellness programs such as immunizations and health education as well as a variety of health screenings throughout the communities of Darien, Fairfield, Georgetown, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton. The agency is supported by the United Way as well as corporate, foundation and individual contributions.