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Article Topic: VITAS

INSIDE ADVISOR: Before We Even Knew What It Was…

Before AIDS was an officially recognized disease, before HIV was identified as the virus that caused it, and before any healthcare professional understood how HIV/AIDS spread...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Why Are Veterans Different Near the End of Life?

Our goal is to make sure our veteran patients feel safe and secure. Every US veteran is unique, with a lifetime of memories, stories, and achievements. At the same time, veterans...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Music Therapy for Hospice Patients Delivers Benefits and Spurs Memories

Music Therapy for Hospice Patients Delivers Benefits and Spurs Memories Music Therapy for Hospice Patients Delivers Benefits and Spurs Memories There’s power in music...

INSIDE ADVSIOR: VITAS’ Best Friend: Paw Pals® Know Just How to Visit a Hospice Patient

Seniors who are pet owners enjoy less isolation and loneliness are typically more active, weigh less and visit doctors less frequently than non-owners. Pet ownership has also...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Seeking Volunteers Both Strong and Tender

VITAS Volunteer Manager Jacqueline Rivera is looking for a few good seniors to be hospice volunteers. Don’t read anything into that, because millennials and military...

Give Them the Best Gift You Can Give

Few subjects can be as unsettling as creating an end-of-life (EOL) medical plan, also called an advance directive, that outlines the care you would want if you were too ill to speak...

What Does a Hospice Social Worker Do?

Emotional and psychosocial supportelements are the specialty of VITAS social workers. When someone you love is referred to VITAS Healthcare for care near the end of life, that...

INSIDE ADVISOR: New Year, New Chance to Plan

Hospice Can Help   Here’s a New Year’s resolution that puts you in control and takes a huge responsibility off your loved ones’ shoulders: Talk to your family about...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Hospice is Not a Bad Word

Hospice is Not a Bad Word For most people, hospice is a scary concept. It is where sick people go to die without care. It is equated with hopelessness. Every Day is Veterans Day But...

INSIDE ADVISOR: Serving Those Who Served Their Country

VITAS brings unique care to veterans near the end of life Forty years of experience has taught VITAS that military service can be very meaningful to veterans as they near the end of...
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Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans – Part 3: False Confidence, When to Consider Giving Up Driving and our Desire to Remain Independent.
In this issue, you’ll find the final part of the 3-part series entitled Aging Happy: Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans. Here we will address the topics of False...
Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans Part 2: Cutting Costs, Staying in Your Own Home, Sudden Bills and Financial Security
Part 2: Cutting Costs, Staying in Your Own Home, Sudden Bills and Financial Security Let’s address 4 more issues on the Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans: Cutting...
From Despair to Delight: A story of Self-Sacrifice through love, service and faith
Helene’s Near Misses — A legacy of caring and daring greatly Helene Kereluk of DeLand is the queen of near misses. Or, she simply may be the most fortunate...
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