For over 70 years, Hancock Hall has been providing the most comprehensive long term senior care in the Danbury area. Our nursing home provides comfortable, home-like surroundings where each individual is embraced with respect, compassion and a vital sense of community.
Long term senior living facilities, or nursing homes, aid people who cannot be cared for at home or in the community. We provide comprehensive skilled nursing care to ensure your loved ones receive the proper assistive care, complete dining, and diverse, social, and recreational activities.
At Hancock Hall, we offer assistance with daily living and close supervision in a nurturing environment. You can rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.
Hancock Hall is a premier senior living facility in Danbury, CT. Our long term care staff provides a comfortable, home-like experience for each nursing home resident.
We offer expert medical care for all of our residents. Our medical staff ranges from CNA’s to APRNs available 24 hours a day. You can rest assured that your family member is well taken care of at Hancock Hall. We offer a comprehensive level of care not available in home or assisted living settings.
Our philosophy of providing personal attention to each of our Long-Term Care residents guides all that we do. We utilize an individualized approach that provides respect and the highest quality care.
We want relatives to rest easy knowing their loved ones are well cared for around the clock. Hancock Hall’s well-trained professional staff promotes the optimal physical, social and spiritual welfare of each resident in exceptionally clean and comfortable surroundings.
Under the direction of the original founding Filosa/Malone families, our privately owned and operated care facility reflects a spirit of personal commitment, sensitivity and dedication, which is unparalleled in the healthcare industry.v
Differences between Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
Two of the main differences between these long-term care options revolve around the medical services provided and the level of staffing and expertise. Residents in a nursing home require around the clock care and monitoring for medical stability and/or safety. Residents typically live with more complex health conditions that require the care of a clinical team of licensed healthcare professionals, including nurses, therapists, physicians, dieticians, and social workers.
By contrast, residents of an assisted living community generally require lighter, more custodial care; such as meal preparation, transportation to shopping centers, and medication reminders. As a result of the differences in resident care needs, assisted livings have fewer hands-on staff and, at times, require residents to hire their own 24-hour caregiver at an additional cost.
Some Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home
- Always visit the facility in-person. It’s helpful to call ahead to schedule a time to meet with an Admissions representative; however, requests for “drop-ins” tours should always be welcomed.
- Take note of your first impressions. Does the facility look clean? How does it smell from the first moment you enter? Does the staff seem friendly? Do the residents you encounter look well-kempt (nails, hair, clean clothing)
- Ask friends or co-workers for their thoughts and experiences. Often the best referral is a “word of mouth” referral. Do you know anyone that has ever needed the services of a local nursing home? What were their experiences?