What to Expect from Hospice
The patient and family are at the center of the hospice team. You are the experts on what you want and need; the team looks to you to share this information so they know how best to care for you.
What to Expect From a Hospice Admissions Visit
Before hospice care can begin, a VITAS admissions specialist will consult with the patient and their current physician to determine hospice eligibility.
What to Expect When Starting Hospice Care at Home
Review this information to learn what happens in the first few first days after a patient is enrolled in hospice care at home.
The Hospice Care Team
The hospice care team is a special group of healthcare professionals who focus on patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
10 Facts About Hospice
These are some of the most important facts you should know about hospice care. Download the PDF and share the information with others.
Tips for Visiting Someone on Hospice
Hospice makes time for final words and second chances. Not only can you visit a dying friend, but both of you will be better for it. Here are some tips.
Who Pays for Hospice?
Terminally ill patients do not usually have to pay for hospice care, and many use the Medicare Hospice Benefit. Here's what it includes and how it works.
Considering Hospice Care? Download Our Free Hospice Discussion Guide For Families.
When someone is terminally ill, family members and loved ones need to communicate with each other in order to make the best end-of-life care decisions.
To help you start that conversation, we've made this guide, filled with questions, conversation topics and issues that will help your family know what to expect.Download the Guide (PDF)