Hancock Hall is a privately owned and operated skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the heart of Danbury, Connecticut. Since 1984, Hancock Hall has been managed by our original owners. For three generations we have remained dedicated to providing a uniquely caring and supportive environment for our patients and their families.
Guiding Principles: Respect, Integrity and Compassion
- Comprehensive skilled care treats the whole person — emotionally, physically and socially
- Wide range of therapeutic and recreational programs offered
- Registered dietitian oversees individualized menus consistent with nutritional requirements and preferences
Born to Lebanese immigrants in Maryland, Barbara Filosa followed her older sister’s footsteps into nursing and then turned her passion for geriatrics into a family business. Mrs. Filosa founded Filosa Convalescent Home (now Filosa for Nursing and Rehabilitation) in 1947, the sister facility to Hancock Hall.
The business had its beginnings in Danbury, where she’d moved with her ailing husband. Filosa found work at Danbury Hospital. However, she only stayed two years there, as she decided to stay home to raise her daughter and take in an elderly neighbor who needed care.
From that point on, Barbara Filosa opened her home to the elderly. She was happy to work from home, as it also allowed her to care for her daughter and husband, who was ill for 13 years before his death in 1961.
Her home quickly filled with the elderly in need of care; at one point — before her home had two expansions built on — she housed and cared for 14 patients.
Now Filosa’s small nursing home has turned into two facilities in Danbury — Filosa for Nursing and Rehabilitation and Hancock Hall started in 1983 by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Frank Malone.
The family takes pride in continuing to provide the highest quality service and care to community members in need.