VITAS Suites at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital
555 W. State Rd 434
Longwood, FL 32750
Left: Teresa Ruffini, VITAS Suites team manager, with Dr. Mary Busowski, medical director, inside one of the soothing VITAS Suites at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital. Right: The family room at the VITAS Suites.
10 Private Rooms for Our Patients and Their Families
We all want to be home when we’re ill. When that’s not possible, VITAS Suites is a home away from home for patients near the end of life and their families throughout Central Florida.
Each VITAS Suites room is large with a homelike décor. Visitors have access to a family room with comfortable furniture, microwave, coffee machine and snacks. The hospital cafeteria is nearby.
The VITAS hospice team takes the time to get to know patients and their families. The medical director makes daily rounds and a nurse, hospice aide, chaplain, social worker, volunteer and supportive ancillary services are provided according to the patient’s plan of care.
VITAS Suites Bring Symptoms Under Control
Common end-of-life symptoms that might trigger a transfer to VITAS Suites:
- Severe nausea/vomiting
- Breathing difficulties
- Severe pressure ulcers or lesions
- Uncontrolled behavioral issues or agitation
- Sudden decline requiring intensive nursing care
- Uncontrolled pain
- Other complex challenges
The goal of care is to bring symptoms under control so the patient can return home to familiar surroundings.
Open 24/7 for Family and Visitors
Access to VITAS Suites is convenient at West State Road 434 off I-4. Hospital parking is plentiful and easy. Family members and visitors can visit 24/7. The nursing station is always open and hospice experts are happy to address questions or concerns that arise.
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