Author: Kathleen Kashow, VITAS Healthcare

VITAS’ KATHLEEN KASHOW: Get the Checklist: Choosing a Hospice Provider

Facing the holidays after the death of a loved one is difficult, especially in the first few years. The bereavement experts at VITAS Healthcare offer suggestions to help you and your family cope, enjoy time together, and honor a deceased loved one during the holidays. […]

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Hospice Patient Skydives Once More, Thanks to VITAS Healthcare and Virtual Reality

One of the biggest challenges for families caring for loved ones near the end of life is when and how to make the decision to change from active and aggressive treatment to care that focuses on comfort and quality of life. […]

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VITAS Healthcare: Here For You When Life Matters Most

One of the biggest challenges for families caring for loved ones near the end of life is when and how to make the decision to change from active and aggressive treatment to care that focuses on comfort and quality of life. […]

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More Than a Melody: Music Therapy Brings Out the Best in VITAS Healthcare Patients, Caregivers

Peggy Grace, a music therapist for VITAS Healthcare, strums a G major and lets the chord ring out. “I’m in love–I’m all shook up,” she sings, and she’s not the only one. VITAS patient Patricia Browder, in her 80s and living with dementia, sings every word she remembers and mouths the handful she doesn’t.   […]