VITAS Community Life and Inpatient Center at Delray Beach

5912 W. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33484

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.

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?