Comfort & Care

MARIA S. YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO

VITAS Healthcare recently held a re-opening ceremony to celebrate renovations of its inpatient hospice care unit at Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave. The unit is on the second floor of the Holy Family Building.

Inpatient hospice care is designed for patients with terminal illnesses who require care that cannot be provided at home.

VITAS believes that the best therapy for hospice patients is the comfort of family, friends and loved ones. Its inpatient units are open 24 hours, seven days a week to accommodate all visitors, including children and pets. There is room for those who wish to spend the night.

VITAS has 38 years of experience in hospice care and is the largest provider of its kind in the United States with more than 15,000 patients and 11,000 professional staff in 15 states and the District of Columbia. ••

MARIA S. YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO

MARIA S. YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO
Visitors welcome: The VITAS Healthcare inpatient hospice care unit at Nazareth Hospital, 2601 Holme Ave., recently underwent renovations. The inpatient units are open 24 hours, seven days a week, to accommodate all visitors, including children and pets.