Caring for the men and women with military service is an honor and important responsibility. Military veterans may have life experiences that require a unique approach to hospice and palliative care. We Honor Veterans training prepares our staff to address end-of-life issues facing some veterans.
We Honor Veterans is a partnership between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It teaches hospice professionals how to care for veteran-specific physical or emotional issues that may arise with the approaching end of life. Compassus puts special emphasis on recruiting veteran volunteers to connect with veterans through shared experiences.
Providers earn one to four stars during training and activities. Four stars signify the highest level of training, although We Honor Veterans is beta-testing a new five-star mastery program.
- A full understanding of the veteran’s military service to help personalize care for the vet and their families
- Thanking Veterans for their service through pinning ceremonies, honor flights and burial benefits
- Conversations with doctors and family members to address a veteran's unique needs, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, isolation or disability issues.
- Working with the VA on documents, recognition and honors
Did you know that hospice is fully covered by Medicare? That’s right, you can rest assured that the services of nurses, the cost of medications, and necessary supplies and equipment are all covered by Medicare when there is a diagnosis that requires hospice care.