VITAS Palliative Care

VITAS Palliative Care Palliative care is a medical subspecialty devoted to providing the support patients and their families need when dealing with chronic or serious illness.

Palliative care focuses on complex symptom management and, unlike hospice, can be provided any time after diagnosis and along with curative treatments.

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Compassion is tangible at VITAS in Brevard County. Satellite High School students in Satellite Beach, FL, learned about ...
09/17/2021

Compassion is tangible at VITAS in Brevard County. Satellite High School students in Satellite Beach, FL, learned about volunteering to fulfill hospice patients’ last wishes, thanks to a DREAMCATCHER program launched by our Volunteer Manager Jenna Cooke. #VITAS #Volunteers

Compassion is tangible at VITAS in Brevard County. Satellite High School students in Satellite Beach, FL, learned about volunteering to fulfill hospice patients’ last wishes, thanks to a DREAMCATCHER program launched by our Volunteer Manager Jenna Cooke. #VITAS #Volunteers

When Central Florida hospice patients can no longer be cared for at home, the 8-bed VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit in #Lak...
09/16/2021

When Central Florida hospice patients can no longer be cared for at home, the 8-bed VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit in #LakeWales provides 24/7 expert care in a family-friend facility. Refer patients to #VITAS via phone, web, or mobile app.

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When Central Florida hospice patients can no longer be cared for at home, the 8-bed VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit in #LakeWales provides 24/7 expert care in a family-friend facility. Refer patients to #VITAS via phone, web, or mobile app.

http://vitas.social/nooS50FwZJq

See how professional you are? You have managed to be named best-of-the-year employees among all VITAS field management s...
09/16/2021

See how professional you are? You have managed to be named best-of-the-year employees among all VITAS field management staff. Take a bow on Manager’s Day. Thanks for keeping us professionally focused and on track.

#VITAS #VITASBest #ManagersDay #FieldManagement #Congrats

See how professional you are? You have managed to be named best-of-the-year employees among all VITAS field management staff. Take a bow on Manager’s Day. Thanks for keeping us professionally focused and on track.

#VITAS #VITASBest #ManagersDay #FieldManagement #Congrats

Hospice is a proven model for patients with advanced cancer or sepsis. In this month's newsletter, learn how high-acuity...
09/16/2021
VITAS Healthcare

Hospice is a proven model for patients with advanced cancer or sepsis. In this month's newsletter, learn how high-acuity care addresses symptoms, improves industry metrics, & honors patients’ goals for compassionate end-of-life care. Sign up to learn more!

VITAS Healthcare is the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care.

Veterans deserve our best in Pittsburgh, PA. Our hospice team earned the elite Level 5 partner status in the We Honor Ve...
09/15/2021

Veterans deserve our best in Pittsburgh, PA. Our hospice team earned the elite Level 5 partner status in the We Honor Veterans initiative. Our dedication to compassionate end-of-life care for veterans in the area is unmatched.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization #WeHonorVeterans #Pittsburgh

http://vitas.social/gL0j50G1yG4

Veterans deserve our best in Pittsburgh, PA. Our hospice team earned the elite Level 5 partner status in the We Honor Veterans initiative. Our dedication to compassionate end-of-life care for veterans in the area is unmatched.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization #WeHonorVeterans #Pittsburgh

http://vitas.social/gL0j50G1yG4

Q. “Hospice vs. home health care: Which can be provided in a long-term care (LTC) facility?” A. Hospice comes to whereve...
09/14/2021
What is the Difference Between Home Health & Hospice Care?

Q. “Hospice vs. home health care: Which can be provided in a long-term care (LTC) facility?”

A. Hospice comes to wherever you call home. Home health is limited to private residences, not LTC, nursing homes, or assisted living settings.

#VITAS #Hospice

We are often asked how hospice services compare to home health. Here's a summary with key differences and similarities.

Driven to make a difference? VITAS is hiring #RNs, #LPNs, #HHAs, #SocialWorkers, & #TeamManagers in #Broward County, FL....
09/14/2021
Virtual Job Fair in Broward County, FL

Driven to make a difference? VITAS is hiring #RNs, #LPNs, #HHAs, #SocialWorkers, & #TeamManagers in #Broward County, FL. Be your best self on a team of compassionate experts and support better quality of life for hospice patients. Attend our next job fair: September 24th from 9 am - 3 pm.

#VITAS #NowHiring #JobFair #JoinOurTeam

Join us on Sept. 24, 2021, from 9 am - 3 pm!

Support seamless transitions of your patients with advanced illness to hospice care in their preferred setting. Leverage...
09/13/2021
VITAS Advantage: Advanced Illness Specialists for Physicians

Support seamless transitions of your patients with advanced illness to hospice care in their preferred setting. Leverage The VITAS Advantage: resources and training to support timely, goal-concordant referrals to EOL care. Learn more.

#VITASAdvantage #Hospice #AdvancedIllness #Physicians

Key resources on end-of-life care, enhanced prognostication, and the value of hospice care and ACP.

Improve your facility’s metrics while providing goal-concordant resident care with The VITAS Advantage: expert hospice c...
09/13/2021
VITAS Advantage for Long-Term Care Facilities

Improve your facility’s metrics while providing goal-concordant resident care with The VITAS Advantage: expert hospice care, support, education, and care coordination in your facility with VITAS experts by your side. Learn more.

#VITASAdvantage #Hospice #LTC #LongTermCare

All hospices provide core services, our differentiators are what set us apart.

Now available in Panama City: 8 VITAS inpatient hospice beds at Community Health and Rehabilitation Center. If your love...
09/10/2021
VITAS Suites at Community Health and Rehab

Now available in Panama City: 8 VITAS inpatient hospice beds at Community Health and Rehabilitation Center. If your loved one’s or patient’s symptoms can no longer be managed at home, VITAS is available 24/7 for admissions and expert care. #PanamaCity

When hospice patients need care beyond what can be provided at home, VITAS Suites at Community Health and Rehabilitation Center provides necessary...

When VITAS Chaplain Scott Chambers’ wife died suddenly last November, his Daytona Beach colleagues surrounded him with c...
09/09/2021
On the Receiving End of Compassion

When VITAS Chaplain Scott Chambers’ wife died suddenly last November, his Daytona Beach colleagues surrounded him with compassion, support...and 10 Memory Bears lovingly sewn from his wife’s clothing by creative VITAS volunteers. Find out how Chambers’ personal loss has deepened his compassion for others and his career commitment to hospice chaplaincy.

#VITAS #MemoryBears #VITASVolunteers #Compassion #TeddyBearDay

A chaplain since August 2019 for VITAS in Florida, Scott’s life changed in an instant on a November afternoon.

Who’s a good boy? Cody, that’s who—a VITAS Paw Pals volunteer who joins his owner on pet visits to our hospice patients....
09/08/2021
Paw Pals® Volunteers

Who’s a good boy? Cody, that’s who—a VITAS Paw Pals volunteer who joins his owner on pet visits to our hospice patients. He enjoys treats, walks, and car rides. Would your well-behaved pet make a great Paw Pal? Find out about volunteering today!

#VITAS #PawPals #PetVolunteer #PetVisits #DogsofHospice

VITAS trains friendly, well-behaved pets to be Paw Pals®. They volunteer with their owner to visit our hospice patients.

Meet Qualmie, a Pomeranian who has been a VITAS Paw Pals pet volunteer since 2017. Hospice patients love him for his wag...
09/03/2021
Paw Pals® Volunteers

Meet Qualmie, a Pomeranian who has been a VITAS Paw Pals pet volunteer since 2017. Hospice patients love him for his waggly tail and comforting snuggles.

#VITAS #PawPals #PetVolunteer #PetVisits #DogsofHospice

VITAS trains friendly, well-behaved pets to be Paw Pals®. They volunteer with their owner to visit our hospice patients.

Q. “Do I have to be homebound to receive hospice care?” A. No. Unlike the rules for home health care, hospice patients a...
09/02/2021
What is the Difference Between Home Health & Hospice Care?

Q. “Do I have to be homebound to receive hospice care?”

A. No. Unlike the rules for home health care, hospice patients are free to leave home if they feel well enough. Learn more at our infographic.

#VITAS #Hospice #HomeHealthCare

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We are often asked how hospice services compare to home health. Here's a summary with key differences and similarities.

When is the right time for palliative care? And how is it different than hospice care?In this Forbes article, VITAS Heal...
08/31/2021

When is the right time for palliative care? And how is it different than hospice care?

In this Forbes article, VITAS Healthcare Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Shega, shares that in both approaches, care teams work closely with a patient and their family. The goal is always an individualized care plan that thoroughly addresses all the patient’s needs. Learn more about how palliative and hospice can help.

#Hospice #PalliativeCare #CMOInsights

https://www.forbes.com/health/healthy-aging/palliative-care-vs-hospice/

When is the right time for palliative care? And how is it different than hospice care?

In this Forbes article, VITAS Healthcare Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Shega, shares that in both approaches, care teams work closely with a patient and their family. The goal is always an individualized care plan that thoroughly addresses all the patient’s needs. Learn more about how palliative and hospice can help.

#Hospice #PalliativeCare #CMOInsights

https://www.forbes.com/health/healthy-aging/palliative-care-vs-hospice/

Central Florida hospice patients & their families now have access to expert, around-the-clock care at the VITAS Inpatien...
08/30/2021
VITAS Inpatient Unit in Lake Wales

Central Florida hospice patients & their families now have access to expert, around-the-clock care at the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit (IPU) in Lake Wales. #VITAS #LakeWales #IPU #NowOpen

When hospice patients need care beyond what can be managed at home, VITAS offers inpatient hospice care in Lake Wales, Florida.

10 years! VITAS in Western Connecticut celebrated our inpatient hospice unit partnership with St. Mary’s Hospital (Trini...
08/30/2021

10 years! VITAS in Western Connecticut celebrated our inpatient hospice unit partnership with St. Mary’s Hospital (Trinity Health Of New England) in Waterbury with cool treats, a music therapist’s performance, IPU tours, and a chaplain’s blessing of the hands ceremony. #VITAS #10Years

Your HR leadership skills, experience, and technical expertise will be a bonus to an optimized work environment for all ...
08/27/2021

Your HR leadership skills, experience, and technical expertise will be a bonus to an optimized work environment for all VITAS employees. Congratulations! #VITAS #WelcomToTheTeam #HR

Your HR leadership skills, experience, and technical expertise will be a bonus to an optimized work environment for all VITAS employees. Congratulations! #VITAS #WelcomToTheTeam #HR

WWII Veteran Daniel Clakley of Miami received a heartwarming VITAS salute & robust community recognition on his 100th bi...
08/27/2021

WWII Veteran Daniel Clakley of Miami received a heartwarming VITAS salute & robust community recognition on his 100th birthday. Kudos came from US Southern Command, the Miami VA, and a local fire department. Thank you for your service!

#VITAS #WWII #VeteranSalute #100thBirthday

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WWII Veteran Daniel Clakley of Miami received a heartwarming VITAS salute & robust community recognition on his 100th birthday. Kudos came from US Southern Command, the Miami VA, and a local fire department. Thank you for your service!

#VITAS #WWII #VeteranSalute #100thBirthday

http://vitas.social/KNF950FSRmu

Every day, Admission Liaison Fred Robinson lives his passion: caring for veterans in hospice. He and his Orlando-based t...
08/26/2021

Every day, Admission Liaison Fred Robinson lives his passion: caring for veterans in hospice. He and his Orlando-based team recently attended the 99th Annual DAV Convention in Tampa, FL, to learn and discuss how VITAS keeps our promise to America’s vets.

Every day, Admission Liaison Fred Robinson lives his passion: caring for veterans in hospice. He and his Orlando-based team recently attended the 99th Annual DAV Convention in Tampa, FL, to learn and discuss how VITAS keeps our promise to America’s vets.

Every patient deserves equitable access to end-of-life care.In this Physician's Weekly piece VITAS Healthcare Executive ...
08/25/2021

Every patient deserves equitable access to end-of-life care.

In this Physician's Weekly piece VITAS Healthcare Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Shega discusses why hospice care disparities in communities of color persist. He explores the barriers to hospice, including lack of access to local options and misperceptions of care services. To help dismantle these barriers, Dr. Shega provides insight on how physicians can make hospice care more equitable for all patients.

#Hospice #Physicians #CMOInsights #HealthEquity

http://vitas.social/4NVn50FXjpD

Every patient deserves equitable access to end-of-life care.

In this Physician's Weekly piece VITAS Healthcare Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joe Shega discusses why hospice care disparities in communities of color persist. He explores the barriers to hospice, including lack of access to local options and misperceptions of care services. To help dismantle these barriers, Dr. Shega provides insight on how physicians can make hospice care more equitable for all patients.

#Hospice #Physicians #CMOInsights #HealthEquity

http://vitas.social/4NVn50FXjpD

Register now for tomorrow's webinar on "Hospice Basics and Benefits." Earn one CE credit! #VITAS #Webinar #CE
08/24/2021
Webinar: Hospice Basics and Benefits

Register now for tomorrow's webinar on "Hospice Basics and Benefits." Earn one CE credit! #VITAS #Webinar #CE

To share our clinical end-of-life expertise, VITAS Healthcare offers free webinars by experienced hospice professionals.

Panama City patients and families now have access to VITAS inpatient hospice care at Community Health and Rehabilitation...
08/24/2021
VITAS Suites at Community Health and Rehab

Panama City patients and families now have access to VITAS inpatient hospice care at Community Health and Rehabilitation Center. Experience our first VITAS Value: “Patients and families come first.”

#VITAS #PanamaCity #IPU #NowOpen

When hospice patients need care beyond what can be provided at home, VITAS Suites at Community Health and Rehabilitation Center provides necessary and appropriate care.

Is your LTC/SNF resident experiencing challenging symptoms? Shortness of breath? Pain? Infection? Delirium? Manage sympt...
08/24/2021
VITAS Advantage for Long-Term Care Facilities

Is your LTC/SNF resident experiencing challenging symptoms? Shortness of breath? Pain? Infection? Delirium? Manage symptoms with hospice care in your facility. Explore The VITAS Advantage now.

#VITASAdvantage #Hospice #LTC #LongTermCare

All hospices provide core services, our differentiators are what set us apart.

When a hospice patient’s symptoms and pain can no longer be managed at home, VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit in Lake Wales ...
08/20/2021
Now Open: VITAS Inpatient Unit in Lake Wales

When a hospice patient’s symptoms and pain can no longer be managed at home, VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit in Lake Wales will provide expert, 24/7 care to Central Florida patients and families. Ask your VITAS rep for details.

#VITAS #LakeWales #IPU

The new IPU in Florida’s Polk County offers extra layers of clinical support and high-acuity care.

What’s the difference between hospice care and home health care? Explore our infographic to find out more and determine ...
08/19/2021
What is the Difference Between Home Health & Hospice Care?

What’s the difference between hospice care and home health care? Explore our infographic to find out more and determine which might be right for you. Dive into the details now.

#VITAS #Hospice #HomeHealthCare

We are often asked how hospice services compare to home health. Here's a summary with key differences and similarities.

Mary Busowski, MD, covers all you need to know about #hospice eligibility & solutions that support patients at the end o...
08/19/2021
Webinar: Hospice Basics and Benefits

Mary Busowski, MD, covers all you need to know about #hospice eligibility & solutions that support patients at the end of life. Earn 1 free #CE at our next #webinar on "Hospice Basics and Benefits" on August 25th. Register today.

To share our clinical end-of-life expertise, VITAS Healthcare offers free webinars by experienced hospice professionals.

Is your hospital patient experiencing unmanaged pain or symptoms? Remaining in the ICU without improvement? The VITAS Ad...
08/18/2021
VITAS Advantage for Hospitals

Is your hospital patient experiencing unmanaged pain or symptoms? Remaining in the ICU without improvement? The VITAS Advantage can help: 24/7/365 clinical support, complex modalities and an open formulary to enhance comfort. Learn more.

#VITASAdvantage #Hospice #Hospitals

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Check out Team VITAS trading card for Kermit, a Hound/Terrier mix and Paw Pals pet volunteer since 2019. He and his owne...
08/16/2021
Paw Pals® Volunteers

Check out Team VITAS trading card for Kermit, a Hound/Terrier mix and Paw Pals pet volunteer since 2019. He and his owner like bringing comfort and smiles to our hospice patients. Interested in volunteering? Click for opportunities near you!

#VITAS #PawPals #PetVolunteer #PetVisits #DogsofHospice

VITAS trains friendly, well-behaved pets to be Paw Pals®. They volunteer with their owner to visit our hospice patients.

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