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VITAS Healthcare

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310 Commerce Ste. 200, Irvine, CA 92602

(855) 840-7257

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Description of VITAS Healthcare

VITAS Healthcare®, the nation's leading hospice provider, delivers comprehensive care for patients facing life-limiting illness. Services include Intensive Comfort CareSM for acute symptom management; after-hours Telecare with immediate access to clinicians; specialized offerings for veterans and AL/LTC residents; educational in-services, grief/loss programs; outcome measurements and more. For more information, please visit us at VITAS.com or call 800.93.VITAS.

Services

  • Administrative Volunteers
  • Patient Care Volunteers
  • Telephone Assurance Program (TAP) Volunteers
  • Pet Therapy (Paw Pals) Volunteers
  • Music Therapy (Threshold Choir) Volunteers
  • Volunteers trained to work with Veterans
  • Bereavement Volunteers
  • Memory Bear Volunteers
  • Spiritual Volunteers
  • Massage Therapy Volunteers
  • Hair Stylist Volunteers

Special Veterans' Programs

  • Recognition when admitted; patients who are Veterans receive Armed Forces Service-specific Certificate of Appreciation and hand-written note of gratitude for the Veteran's service
  • Follow-up by Social Worker and/or Chaplain and/or Bereavement Services Manager, as appropriate, if the Veteran and/or family need assistance accessing benefits pre and post death.
  • Special Veterans' Day events in the community (Senior Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, etc.)
  • Special Memorial Day tribute to families of deceased Veterans
  • Grief Support groups facilitated by VITAS staff (Chaplains and Bereavement Service Manager) in the community (Senior Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, etc.).
  • Grief Education/Bereavement In-services offered in the community for both family members and friends of the deceased as well as staff members of Assisted Living Facilities, Board and Care facilities, etc.
  • Memorial Services at Senior Centers and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Specially focused bereavement groups such as those for adult women who recently experienced the death of their mothers; for parents grieving the death of an adult child; for the mentally ill.
  • Specially focused bereavement workshops such as "Hope and the Holidays" ; "Remembering our Mothers".
  • Veteran Program coordinated by VITAS staff member who is a retired Naval Officer.
  • Memorial Programs open to the community (Fall Program prior to Thanksgiving; Spring Program prior to Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day)
  • Serve as a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) site: chaplain interns and residents compliment VITAS staff chaplains and all offer multicultural and interfaith (and in some situations, multilingual) spiritual care for patients and families pre and post death

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