Hospice Care at Home
VITAS offers several key services that support patients and their families as they provide hospice care at home. Our Telecare clinicians are available via phone 24/7/365 to answer questions and dispatch someone to the bedside, if necessary. Medical equipment and medications are delivered to the home a well, and respite care provides up to 5 days of Medicare-certified inpatient care for a hospice patient so that family members can take a break from their caregiving duties to relax, unwind, recharge, travel, recover from an illness or attend other events.
What to Expect from Hospice Care at Home
Medical equipment and medications will be delivered to the home, and the hospice team will begin to visit. Learn what else to expect when a hospice patient starts home care.
24/7 Telecare Services
When receiving hospice care at home, our patients and their families can access VITAS resources anytime by calling Telecare.
Intensive Comfort Care
When medically appropriate, VITAS team members work in shifts of up to 24 hours per day for a brief period to help patients remain at home, rather than go to a hospital.
Home Medical EquipmentVITAS has everything patients need to make their transition from hospital to home as seamless as possible. Learn about our Home Medical Equipment team.
Care TransitionsWe make the transition from hospital to home easy for our patients can families by providing a team of specialists to guide them every step of the way.
Respite CareWith respite care, home hospice patients spend a short time in an inpatient hospice facility so their primary caregivers can take a break.
How VITAS Can Help
With 40 years of leadership in hospice and palliative care, VITAS offers:
- personalized care plans by patient's diagnosis
- interdisciplinary care teams
- therapy, emotional and pastoral support
- grief and bereavement services
Call VITAS to learn how we can help you.Call VITAS at 800.582.9533