Hospice Providers Quickly Opening Inpatient Units for COVID-19 Patients

Hospices are adapting their inpatient facilities to care for COVID-19 patients as the number of people afflicted with the virus continues to swell. Though many, if not most, coronavirus patients receive care in their homes, in some instances the severity of symptoms necessitates inpatient care.  Georgia-based Hospice Savannah and some locations of the national chain […]

Palliative Physician Questions Dying at Home

Palliative care physician Richard Leiter, M.D., asks whether dying at home — the preference of most people in the United States — should always be the goal for patients at the end of life in a recent New York Times editorial. Leiter’s principal concern is the potential burden on family caregivers when a patient receives […]

VITAS Opens 13,000-Foot Inpatient Hospice Unit in Dallas

VITAS Healthcare—the largest provider of hospice care in the United States— on Feb. 6 opened a 13,000-square-foot inpatient hospice unit at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The new facility enables VITAS to treat hospice patients whose symptoms have become unmanageable in the home care setting. The unit will begin accepting referrals by the end of February […]