Hospice and Palliative Care: VITAS Can Help

VITAS Healthcare serves people with serious illnesses. Our hospice care and palliative services provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness. 

Hospice Care

When medical treatments can no longer cure a disease, our interdisciplinary team of hospice professionals still can do a great deal to control pain, reduce anxiety and offer needed spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families. We introduce gradual, non-crisis transitions from curative care to hospice care. There is time to talk, to try treatments and therapies, and to ensure comfort and dignity. 

Hospice care at VITAS is focused on serving and comforting patients and families as the end of their lives. We offer a range of services, including music therapy and pet therapy. To learn more, find your local VITAS hospice provider.  Additionally, VITAS offers bereavement & grief resources to support loved ones.

What You Should Know About Hospice:

Palliative Care

If you or a loved one has a serious illness, palliative care can help. A complement to the medical treatments your doctor is already providing, palliative care helps manage pain, alleviates symptoms to improve quality of life and offers emotional and spiritual support as you deal with difficult medical issues.

 
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