VITAS Advantage: Hospice Thought Leader Partnership for Long-Term Care Facilities
Here’s How VITAS Helps
When your long-term care facility (LTCF) partners with an end-of-life care provider, your residents’ well-being should be at the heart of the decision. Family satisfaction, staff support, and cost savings make a difference, too.
The ideal partner is a healthcare thought leader that elevates your residents, staff, and the community at large, establishing local and regional networks that ensure higher quality of care for residents in the current moment and generations to come. When it’s time to partner with hospice, choose VITAS, the provider that sets the standard.
- VITAS offers discipline-leading, proprietary care protocols for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s, protocols designed to reduce the use of antipsychotics that may diminish quality of life.
- We sponsor continuing education including CEs for your staff (including residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE) staff in California) and local providers, so your residents receive cutting-edge care while staff members continue to grow in their career trajectory.
- As innovators of the hospice discipline and Medicare benefit, we are experts in state and federal laws pertaining to hospice in LTCFs and can help yours maintain compliance.
Benefits of Aging in Place
VITAS has the resources and expertise to deliver complex modalities that manage patients’ symptoms from the comfort of your facility, keeping your resident in place and improving performance metrics.
Financial Support for Facility and Families
Chances are your resident, their family, or your facility is covering at least some of the cost of durable medical equipment, medications, and supplies. When you partner with VITAS, all hospice-related expenses fall to us, allowing your resident to remain in place with fewer financial concerns for them, their family, or your facility.
If your resident experiences an acute health episode that suggests the need for end-of-life care, VITAS can assess, enroll, and transition them onto our care within hours, in most cases. Additionally, when your resident expires under VITAS care, we can sign the death certificate and assist the facility and family with timely post-death arrangements.