Military veterans may have life experiences that require a more personal approach to end-of-life care. Our veteran-to-veteran volunteers understand the unique needs of veterans because they ARE veterans. Training provided by We Honor Veterans prepares our volunteers to address many of the practical and emotional issues facing 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 near the end of life. Compassus puts special emphasis on recruiting veteran volunteers to connect with veterans through shared experiences.
- 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 to access documents, recognitions and honors
Did you know that hospice is fully covered by Medicare? That’s right, you can rest assured that nursing services, medications, supplies and equipment are covered when there is a diagnosis requiring hospice care.