VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Physicians Regional Medical Center
This VITAS inpatient hospice unit offers around-the-clock symptom management for terminally ill patients who cannot be comfortably cared for in their homes. The VITAS inpatient hospice unit at Physicians Regional Collier Boulevard is located in the heart of the hospital. This upscale home environment is decorated in soothing colors with comfortable furnishings.
The unit is staffed by VITAS end-of-life experts— licensed nurses, physicians, social worker, chaplain and volunteers—who manage pain and other symptoms while enhancing quality of life for the patient and family. The typical patient stay is short; approximately 30 percent of patients can be discharged home with continued hospice team support once their symptoms diminish.
Because a quiet, non-clinical setting helps reduce stress, cabinets keep medical equipment out of sight, giving each room the ambiance of a comfortable hotel or bedroom. Bathrooms have roll-in showers and amenities that assure pampered patients and families. The unit’s family room, with its television and children’s area, invites conversation and visiting. Just down the hall is a galley kitchen where families are welcome to enjoy snacks throughout the day or even prepare a special meal or dish. The chapel inspires introspection and prayer.
- Free parking
- Late at night, security officers can escort visitors. Call 855.403.3738.
- Family members may stay overnight; each room has a recliner or guest bed.
- Visitors welcome 24/7
- Leashed, well-behaved pets welcome