Bringing the Best in Hospice Care to California
Big enough to criss-cross the state of California, small enough to fit at the bedside, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care has nine hospice programs caring for the seriously ill from Sacramento to San Diego. VITAS has changed the way Californians think about death and dying.
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 pain, be it physical, emotional or spiritual. And hospice is covered 100 percent by Medicare and Medi-Cal.
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.