Bringing the Best in Hospice Care to Washington DC and Northern Virginia
Hospice at Home in DC and Northern Virginia
VITAS cares for patients and their families every day in Washington, DC, bringing hospice care to their homes, nursing homes and assisted living communities. If a patient needs more care than can be provided at home, VITAS has arrangements with area hospitals, including Howard University Hospital, to provide inpatient hospice care for a short time until the patient can return home.
Alternative Comfort Care
Because hospice attends to the physical, spiritual and emotional issues patients and families cope with at the end of life, VITAS offers complementary palliative therapies as well as traditional medical care. Music therapy brings comfort and joy to patients, whether they are dancing to it or regulating heartbeat and breath to its steady rhythm. Community events like “Missing Our Mothers” bring VITAS-style compassion to any resident who needs support and understanding. VITAS is part of the DC community.