Pensacola

VITAS hospice team members visit patients wherever they call home (private home, nursing home, assisted living community, long term-care facility, etc.) in the western Florida Panhandle.

The goal at VITAS is individual care determined by the patient’s wishes and preferences. Integrated services can be brought to the bedside by a music therapist or a Paw Pals® pet visit, as needed. With recognition from the We Honor Veterans program, Panhandle-area veterans receive the support they deserve near the end of life.

From our offices in Pensacola and Niceville, we provide hospice care to patients and families throughout Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. But VITAS hospice care is wherever patients and families need it. The map below indicates our general service area.

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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