VITAS Community Life & Inpatient Center at Delray Beach FL

5912 W Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33484

Inpatient Hospice Center

While most hospice care is brought to the patient’s home, there are times when symptoms cannot be controlled at home. For those times, VITAS patients and families in southern Palm Beach County can rely on inpatient care at the beautiful VITAS Community Life and Inpatient Center at Delray Beach.

The VITAS Community Life and Inpatient Center at Delray Beach is the first hospice inpatient unit (IPU) VITAS built from the ground up. This freestanding inpatient unit serves patients and their families as well as local community groups and organizations who want to meet or hold functions there.

Each patient room is uniquely decorated and has a screened porch that looks out onto a tranquil lake. The state-of-the-art bed can be rolled onto the porch so patients can enjoy the sunshine, hear the birds and get a little fresh-air therapy. Indoors, a spa area lends itself to alternative therapies like massage and immersion, as appropriate.

Inpatient Unit Features

  • 8 private rooms
  • Activities for children
  • Computer and internet access
  • Flat-screen TVs in rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi available
  • Local artwork
  • Private bathrooms
  • Private quiet room
  • Shared family room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor area
  • Washer and dryer for guests

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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