Begin One of the Most Important Conversations You’ll Ever Have
Serious illness near the end of life raises so many questions. What are our options? What is right for the patient? What does the family want? How do we begin?
This guide explains everything from advance directives to where hospice happens and who pays for it. Easy to read and ready to share, the discussion guide can be downloaded and printed or emailed to other family members.
About VITAS Healthcare
VITAS Healthcare provides end‑of‑life hospice and palliative care for adult and pediatric patients with life‑limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness.
When everything is changing, VITAS helps things stay familiar. We help patients stay home whenever possible—whether home is a private residence, an assisted living or long term care facility, or even a hospital room. We coordinate with patients’ personal physicians, so patients keep the doctors they know and trust. No matter where care takes place, we coordinate closely with all caregivers, spiritual advisors, families and friends to ensure the patients’ optimal well‑being.