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VITAS Solves the Challenges of High-Acuity End-of-Life Patients

VITAS cares for patients with complex needs

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When your high-acuity end-of-life patient has complex needs and challenging symptoms, VITAS can help.

VITAS offers hospice and palliative care solutions and protocols that many other hospice providers do not.

Our modalities include:

  • Intravenous therapies (pain management and PCA; inotrope therapy for advanced heart disease; hydration; antibiotics)
  • Paracentesis and thoracentesis
  • Chest tube/PleurX
  • High-flow oxygen therapy
  • Palliative blood transfusions
  • BiPAP, CPAP and Trilogy non-invasive ventilation
  • PEG-tube care and tube feedings
  • Mechanical ventilation discontinued at home
  • Nephrostomy tube management
  • Wound care
  • Palliative total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Palliative dialysis
  • Specialized durable medical equipment (DME)
  • PT, OT and speech therapy
  • Palliative oncologic therapies on an individual basis for pain relief and symptom management

The Result?

VITAS improves patients’ quality of life and manages complex symptoms for a variety of diagnoses. You provide care across the continuum with lower patient-care costs and fewer hospital re-admissions, 9-1-1 calls, ED visits, after-hours phone calls and medical crises.

VITAS Steps in Quickly with Options and Expertise

Once a hospice referral is in motion, an interdisciplinary VITAS team works with you to provide care when and where it’s most appropriate: in the home, nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital or an inpatient setting. When medically necessary, shifts of 24/7 continuous care are brought to the bedside, keeping your patient comfortably at home. At VITAS we call this Intensive Comfort Care®.

End-of-life care can be challenging and difficult. When it’s time for hospice, VITAS is the expert in caring for high-acuity, complex patients. Call us for an evaluation or refer your patients to VITAS for quality of life at the end of life.

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