VITAS Healthcare knows the importance of "aging in place," surrounded by beloved family and friends, familiar routines and personal belongings. As increasing numbers of people seek to age in place, assisted living facilities have filled this burgeoning need by offering a home to people who want to combine independent living with healthcare and other services.
Celebrating National Assisted Living Week
VITAS interdisciplinary teams that partner with assisted living facilities across the nation see the wonderful work done by assisted living staff who are committed to delivering high-quality, person-centered care, much like family members. The residents and staff form deep bonds of trust and caring. That is why it's apt that this year's theme for National Assisted Living Week 2017, Sept. 10-16, is "Family is Forever."
During this week of celebration, VITAS Healthcare—whose own number one value is “Patients and families come first”—recognizes the hard work done by the dedicated professionals in assisted living facilities. They provide compassionate care to their residents, their residents' families and friends, and work with VITAS as we bring additional care to their residents near the end of life.