Author: Kathleen Kashow, VITAS Healthcare

Volunteer-Crafted Twiddle Muffs and Fidget Blankets Keep VITAS Patients Engaged

Anyone who has ever witnessed the agitated and nervous behavior of a patient with dementia or Alzheimer’s, or seen nursing home residents in wheelchairs seemingly staring into space for hours on end:  Meet twiddle muffs–and meet 65-year-old Wanda, a VITAS Healthcare volunteer who makes them.  […]

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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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