VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at
Broward Health North
201 East Sample Road, 3rd Floor
Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
At the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Broward Health North, we take an individualized approach to every patient we care for. We’re here to support our patients and their loved ones through a difficult time.
The 18-bed unit, eight of them private rooms, is located on the Medical Center’s third floor and is newly renovated with a warm atmosphere and bright floral photographs on the walls. There is a family room, a children’s area and a quiet room for private conversation or reflection. The medical center’s cafeteria and café are available to visitors.
The VITAS inpatient hospice unit is an important resource to Broward Health North; we admit hospitalized patients who are on ventilators or dialysis while we support families making difficult decisions about end-of-life care. As the hospice leader, VITAS has staff ands systems that ensure a peaceful, calm and supportive atmosphere in the inpatient unit.
Knowledgeable clinicians, a chaplain and a social worker help families here understand and cope with their loved ones’ complicated medical conditions. Other specialists provide music, respiratory and pet therapy; there are also office and patient-care volunteers at work in the unit.
Located on Sample Road at I-95 next to the indoor Festival Flea Market, the inpatient unit at Broward Health North serves patients in north Broward and south Palm Beach counties. The hospital offers plenty of parking, including complimentary valet parking during the day.
Features of Our Inpatient Hospice Unit in Deerfield Beach
The VITAS inpatient hospice unit is designed for patients and their families. Most rooms have a sleeper sofa to accommodate guests, and families are welcome to store food in the refrigerator or prepare small meals in the community kitchen. Shower and laundry facilities are available.
At VITAS, we believe that the best therapy for hospice patients is the comfort they derive from their loved ones. The inpatient unit is open 24/7 for the convenience of family members and visitors. Pets are welcome to visit for short periods of time as long as they are on leashes and supervised by an adult. We can even arrange a visit from one of our VITAS Paw Pals®.
Meet Your Inpatient Hospice Team in Deerfield Beach
Our multi-disciplinary team of hospice professionals ensures that the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and families are being met.
- A team manager oversees all care in the unit.
- Your primary physician or the VITAS physician visits daily to closely follow the patient and provide pain and symptom management.
- Our nurses are skilled in assessing and managing pain and other symptoms.
- The social worker acts as a friendly and skilled listener and provides emotional support.
- Nursing staff assists with personal care, including bathing and oral hygiene.
- A chaplain ministers to the spiritual needs of patients and families of all faiths, and can work with your clergy as desired.
- Volunteers, including Paw Pals, spend quality time with patients and families.
- Bereavement specialists provide grief and loss support.
Occasionally, hospice patients may require care beyond what their primary caregivers can comfortably provide at home. At the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Broward Health North, our specialized team provides the necessary level of care to stabilize symptoms so patients can return to their own homes when they are ready.