VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Broward Health Medical Center

1600 S Andrews Ave.

2nd Floor, West Wing

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Inpatient Hospice Center

We all want to be home when we’re ill. When that’s not possible, the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Broward Health Medical Center is a home away from home for patients near the end of life and their families.

The VITAS hospice team takes the time to get to know patients and their families. The medical director makes daily rounds and a nurse, hospice aide, chaplain, social worker, volunteer and supportive ancillary services are provided according to the patient’s plan of care.

VITAS Inpatient Unit Features

  • Flat-screen TVs in rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Private quiet room
  • Shared family room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shower facilities for guests
  • Overnight accommodations for guests
  • Internet access

Are you visiting someone on hospice?

Meet the VITAS Inpatient Team

Our group of specially trained healthcare professionals who ensure that a patient's last few months,weeks or days are lived in comfort and dignity.

A VITAS IPU team manager

Team Manager

The team manager oversees all patient care in the inpatient hospice unit.

Physician

The physician closely monitors the progression of the patient’s illness, prescribes appropriate medications and coordinates care with other members of the team.

A VITAS physician
A VITAS hospice nurse

Hospice Nurse

The hospice nurse is skilled in assessing and managing pain and other symptoms. A nurse may also help with personal care.

Social Worker

The social worker acts as a friendly and skilled listener and provides emotional support.

A VITAS social worker
A VITAS chaplain

Chaplain

The chaplain ministers to the spiritual needs of patients and families of all faiths, and can work with their clergy.

Bereavement Specialist

The bereavement specialist provides grief and loss support to the patient's loved ones.

A VITAS bereavement specialist
A VITAS volunteer

Volunteer

The hospice volunteer can bring music or a Paw Pals animal companion, and spends quality time with the patient and family.