VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Methodist Healthcare System

8109 Fredericksburg Road

3rd Floor

San Antonio, TX 78229

The VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Methodist Healthcare System serves as home when hospice patients in greater Bexar County need temporary inpatient care to stabilize them before they can return home.

We understand how important home is to hospice patients, but should your loved one require a stay at the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Methodist Healthcare System, you’ll be glad to know we’ve created a restful, homelike environment where medical crises can be managed efficiently and compassionately.

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?