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For Patients and Families

For Patients and Families

Being seriously ill at home or being the caregiver of someone near the end of life may leave you with questions. Even with the support of your hospice team during their visits, you may still be unsure about what to do. To help you feel more confident, VITAS has developed a library of quick and easy-to-read guides called WINKs (What I Need to Know).

WINKs cover a wide range of topics and situations, offering specific explanations and solutions. You may have received one or more of these guides from the nurse on your team. If you have other concerns, all VITAS WINKs are available here. Just click a title below to read, print or email to someone else.

Caring for Symptoms

Personal Care Book

About Home Medical Equipment

Hospice Facts

Emotional and Spiritual Care

Home Safety

About Medications

Medical Devices