Bringing the Best in Hospice Care to Northern California
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.
Hospice is about living with comfort and dignity during the last months, weeks and days of life. It is a commitment to caring for those who have a life-limiting illness. By promoting comfort, palliative care allows people near the end of life to live more fully at home, wherever that might be, surrounded by family, culture and tradition.
Hospice is not about losing hope or about giving up. Hospice is about redefining hope: hope for a richer, more peaceful end-of-life experience; hope for an easier transition for your family through sensitive grief support.
VITAS is experienced in palliative care, a field of medicine that focuses not on curing illness but on actively managing pain, symptoms and spiritual and emotional needs so patients can have the best quality of life possible. Palliative care is a component of hospice care. As a palliative care pioneer, VITAS has developed effective protocols that are customized for each patient and family.
When everything is changing, VITAS helps things stay familiar. We help patients stay home whenever possible—whether home is a private residence, an assisted living or long term care facility, or even a hospital room. We work with patients’ personal physicians, so patients keep the doctors they know and trust. No matter where care takes place, we coordinate closely with all caregivers, spiritual advisors, families and friends to ensure the patients’ optimal well-being.
Discover why VITAS is the nation’s leading hospice provider.