Columbus

VITAS of Greater Columbus is dedicated to providing patient-centered care and support to residents in whatever place they call home. Whether they live in a private residence, an assisted living community or a nursing home, our well-trained and experienced team members will go to the patient’s location to provide personalized assistance and care.

We serve not only the Greater Columbus area but the 15 surrounding counties, which include: Logan, Union, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Union, Delaware, Licking, Madison, Franklin, Fayette, Pickaway, Fairfield, Perry, Hocking and Ross.

In addition to expert clinical care, VITAS Columbus offers holistic approaches to end-of-life care, including Paw Pals, certified music therapists, art and massage therapy. We also have a strong approach to veteran programming earning our LEVEL 4 certification.

The VITAS Hospice Team

A VITAS physician

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 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.
A VITAS hospice aide

Hospice Aide

Hospice aides provide personal care to the patient. They are also the “eyes and ears” for the rest of the hospice team.
A VITAS social worker

Social Worker

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

Chaplain

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

Bereavement Specialist

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