Support by Medical Condition
Every disease follows its own unique course. Hospice care can help seriously ill patients control the pain and manage the symptoms of disease near the end of life. When faced with an advanced stage of a disease, you should know the risks and options available should you or someone you love need them.
When Dialysis Ends: How Kidney Failure Symptoms Can Be Eased With Hospice Care
While many patients with kidney failure spend their final days in the hospital, those who choose hospice care often have the option of receiving care wherever they call home.
Hospice Relieves Symptoms for End-Stage COPD Patients
The overriding goal is to keep COPD patients comfortable and allow them to live comfortably and die with dignity in the manner they chose.
Hospice Makes a Difference to Breast Cancer Patients and Families
Read the story of a VITAS patient and her daughter, who says she couldn't have cared for her mother without the help of hospice.
Heart Disease and Your Family History
You cannot change your genetics, but you can educate yourself and know how to mitigate your risk factors.
Heart Disease Prevention for CaregiversAs a caregiver, you spend much of your time caring for those around you, and it's easy to ignore your heart health. This infographic can help you understand what decisions you can make today that may help you later.
Care Where You Need It
Hospice isn't a place. The VITAS interdisciplinary hospice team delivers care to wherever you call home:
- a private residence
- assisted living community
- nursing home