Bringing the Best in Hospice Care to Florida
VITAS has its roots in Florida, where in 1978 a Methodist minister and a registered nurse began talking about how people were being treated at the end of life. Today VITAS has hospice programs from Jacksonville at the Georgia border to Tavernier at the gateway to the Florida Keys.
We bring hospice home, caring for patients and their families in houses, apartments, nursing homes and assisted living communities—wherever they call home. Our Intensive Comfort Care teams work in shifts if patients need continuous care to keep them out of hospitals and emergency rooms. When home care isn’t enough, we offer round-the-clock care in homelike inpatient settings that welcomes families and encourage visits.
Because Florida is a part-time home for so many, VITAS cares for hospice patients who are also cared for in another part of the state, the country or the world. For more than 35 years, VITAS has changed the way Floridians think about what is important at the end of life and how they choose to die.
First Licensed in Florida in 1980