VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at the Campus of St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital

220 Hamburg Turnpike

Wayne, NJ 07470

When hospice patients need care beyond what can be provided at home, the VITAS inpatient hospice unit at the Campus of St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital is designed to provide round-the-clock comfort care in a warm and inviting homelike setting. Our goal is to help the patient return home as quickly as possible.

The VITAS inpatient unit staff, from physicians to chaplains, take the time to talk to patients and families, and to listen. Our inpatient unit has space for family gatherings, but also offers quiet rooms for prayer, reflection and conversation.

The VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit Team

A VITAS IPU team manager

Team Manager

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

Social Worker

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

Is your patient ready for hospice?