Bringing the Best in Hospice and Palliative Care to Pennsylvania
VITAS offers hospice care services for Pennsylvania patients in two of the commonwealth’s most populous areas: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. VITAS is licensed by the commonwealth in five counties: Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia.
Hospice Care in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia hospice office is in Blue Bell, with three VITAS inpatient hospice units available in Philadelphia and one in Darby. Short-term inpatient care is for patients who cannot be cared for at home or to provide respite care so a patient's caregiver can get away for several days.
Hospice Care in Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh hospice program offers hospice care services in the Mon Valley, including all or parts of the counties of Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, Armstrong, Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland and Fayette. The office is in Pittsburgh, but as with all our programs, hospice teams travel to their patients’ homes to provide routine and continuous care. Special arrangements with local hospitals and other facilities provide inpatient care when VITAS patients cannot be cared for at “home,” whether home is a private residence, nursing home or assisted living community.
Both Pennsylvania programs offer specialized services to meet each patient’s unique needs, including veterans services and Cardiac Comfort Care for end-stage heart disease patients.