VITAS Hospice and Palliative Care in Central Florida
When someone is seriously ill in the Central Florida area, VITAS is there to help provide comfort.VITAS Healthcare provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.
What is Hospice or End of Life Care?
When you or a loved one is suffering from a long term or advanced illness, hospice care or palliative care focuses on providing comfort and ease and helping with the patient’s quality of life. With this type of the care, the goal is not to cure or treat the illness but to ease pain and suffering.
For patients in need of hospice care, who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home, VITAS Healthcare provides cares to residents in the Seminole, Brevard, Hardee, Polk, Highland, Orange, Volusia, and Osceola County areas. Hospice and palliative care can also be brought to people residing in nursing homes and other facilities.
In cases where patients no longer can remain in their homes, Central Florida has inpatient hospice care facilities in Merritt Island and Winter Garden, where patients can receive treatment.
Hospice Services VITAS Provides in Central Florida
VITAS helps patients and their families by providing hospice and palliative care services to patients with a variety of conditions. We develop and customize an individualized care plan for each patient, whether they are receiving care in their home or at a hospice care facility.
More information about hospice and palliative care, and other services offered by VITAS listed below:
Getting Started With VITAS Hospice and Palliative Care
For information about care and how to start the process of receiving hospice care from VITAS in Central Florida, call us today at 1.352.353.0207.
Who pays for hospice care?
Generally, hospice patients have a prognosis of six months or less and Medicare covers the cost of caring for their terminal illness. 99.2% of the time patients are not responsible for paying out of pocket.
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