Bringing the Best in Hospice Care to Missouri
VITAS brings hospice care home in St. Louis. On the east side of the state, VITAS has offices in St. Louis and Festus that serve the Greater St. Louis area and the counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, St. Genevieve and Washington. Special services that meet the needs of St. Louis’s diverse community include veteran care, including assistance getting palliative benefits a veteran may qualify for; massage therapy; outreach to underserved populations; accreditation by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice; and Paw Pals® visits to the bedside.
Hospice at Home
When everything is changing, VITAS helps things stay familiar. We help patients stay home whenever possible—whether home is a private residence, an assisted living or long term care facility, or even a hospital room. We coordinate with patients’ personal physicians, so patients keep the doctors they know and trust. No matter where care takes place, we coordinate closely with all caregivers, spiritual advisors, families and friends to ensure the patients’ optimal well-being.
VITAS hospice teams bring their care to each patient wherever he or she calls home. If the care required cannot be provided in the home, VITAS has special arrangements with local hospitals and other facilities to provide inpatient hospice care until the patient can return home.