Bringing the Best in Hospice Care to California
From Sacramento to San Diego, VITAS Healthcare has nine hospice programs in California specializing in end-of-life care. Over the years, we have changed the way Californians think about death and dying.
Hospice Care at Home in California
VITAS brings hospice to its patients’ bedsides. Whether they live in their own home, a skilled nursing facility or a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, their hospice team comes to them. Specialized teams offers shifts of continuous care to keep patients out of the hospital; if home care is not enough, we have special arrangements with other facilities to meet patients’ needs until they can return home.
Individualized End of Life Care
Because VITAS believes hospice care should be defined by the needs and wishes of each patient, every plan of care is different. We have specialized teams and clinicians who understand foreign languages from Spanish to Cantonese to Tagalog and the cultures they represent. We have Jewish and Muslim chaplains; we are accredited by such organizations as the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. We pride ourselves on our ability to manage physical, emotional and spiritual pain, while meeting the cultural needs of each patient.