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Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Referral Service?

A service registered by the State of Connecticut that refers
Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Aides to provide care to clients in their private homes, hospitals, rehab facilities, nursing homes, assisted living or where ever services are needed.

What are the advantages of using a Referral Service?


  • Clients and family can choose their caregivers.

  • Flexibility with scheduling and level of care.

  • No contractual obligation; cancellation at anytime without penalty.

  • Health care decisions are directed by you, your physician, family member or health care proxy.

  • On-call nurse available 24 hours a day.


Do you accept insurance?

Private duty care is generally an out-of pocket expense, however, clients with long-term care policies may be entitled to reimbursement. This is not a Medicare covered expense.


How far in advance do I need to call you?

We’ve been very successful at fulfilling caregivers request with little notice. We will make every effort not to disappoint our clients.

Why should I choose Greenwich Nursing and Health Care Registry?

Since 1930, the Registry has worked hard to maintain our excellent reputation in our community as a quality nursing referral service. We are known for reliability, experienced caregivers and competitive rates. We are responsive to client phone calls 24 hours a day.

National Resources

National Society on Aging

Center for Medicare Advocacy

National Academy of Elder law Attorneys

National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Mental Health 

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

State Resources

CT Commission on Aging

CT Department of Veteran's Affairs

Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders

Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Program



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