VITAS Solves the Challenges of High-Risk End-of-Life Patients

Contact us to learn how VITAS can help you care for your patient.

When your high-risk end-of-life patient has complex needs and challenging symptoms, VITAS can help.

VITAS offers hospice and palliative care solutions and protocols that many other hospice providers do not.

Our modalities include:

  • Intravenous therapies (pain management and PCA; inotrope therapy for advanced heart disease; hydration; antibiotics)
  • Paracentesis and thoracentesis
  • Chest tube/PleurX
  • High-flow oxygen therapy
  • Palliative blood transfusions
  • BiPAP, CPAP and Trilogy non-invasive ventilation
  • PEG-tube care and tube feedings
  • Mechanical ventilation discontinued at home
  • Nephrostomy tube management
  • Wound care
  • Palliative total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Palliative dialysis
  • Specialized durable medical equipment (DME)
  • PT, OT and speech therapy
  • Palliative oncologic therapies on an individual basis for pain relief and symptom management
At VITAS we are able to take care of patients with higher, complex needs, setting us apart from other hospice providers. Watch this video to learn how.

The Result?

VITAS improves patients’ quality of life and manages complex symptoms for a variety of diagnoses. You provide care across the continuum with lower patient-care costs and fewer hospital readmissions 9-1-1 calls, ED visits, after-hours phone calls and medical crises.

VITAS Steps in Quickly with Options and Expertise

Once a hospice referral is in motion, an interdisciplinary VITAS team works with you to provide care when and where it’s most appropriate: in the home, nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital or an inpatient setting. When medically necessary, shifts of 24/7 continuous care are brought to the bedside, keeping your patient comfortably at home. At VITAS we call this Intensive Comfort Care®.

End-of-life care can be challenging and difficult. When it’s time for hospice, VITAS is the expert in caring for high-risk, complex patients. Call us for an evaluation or refer your patients to VITAS for quality of life at the end of life.