VITAS Hospice House of Orange County

18582 Vanderlip Ave.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Inpatient Hospice Center

When hospice patients need care beyond what can be provided at home, the VITAS Hospice House is designed to provide necessary and appropriate care.

Patients receive 24/7 hands-on care from a team of VITAS clinical experts to bring symptoms under control. VITAS staff, from physicians to chaplains, take the time to talk to patients and families—and to listen.

An inpatient stay starts with our clinical staff bringing symptoms under control. VITAS is here to support you and your loved one through this time.

Hospice House Amenities

  • Private rooms
  • Flat-screen TVs in rooms
  • Hardwood floors
  • Washer and dryer for guests
  • Shared family room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor area
  • Overnight accommodations for guests
  • Free Wi-Fi available

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.


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


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


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


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