VITAS® offers several key services that support patients and their families as they provide hospice care at home. Our Telecare clinicians are available via phone 24/7/365 to answer questions and dispatch someone to the bedside, if necessary. Medical equipment and medications are delivered to the home a well, and respite care provides up to 5 days of Medicare-certified inpatient care for a hospice patient so that family members can take a break from their caregiving duties to relax, unwind, recharge, travel, recover from an illness or attend other events. Medical equipment and medications will be delivered to the home, and the hospice team will begin to visit. Learn what else to expect when a hospice patient starts home care.
24/7 Telecare Services
When receiving hospice care at home, our patients and their families can access VITAS resources anytime by calling Telecare.
Intensive Comfort Care
Continuous home care brings shifts of acute symptom management to the patient’s bedside for up to 24 hours/day per Medicare guidelines.
Home Medical Equipment
VITAS has everything patients need to make their transition from hospital to home as seamless as possible. Learn about our Home Medical Equipment team.
We make the transition from hospital to home easy for our patients and families by providing a team of specialists to guide them every step of the way.
During respite care, patients spend a short time in a Medicare-certified inpatient hospice setting so their primary caregivers can take a break. Respite care hospice support helps caregivers avoid burnout and provide care more efficiently.