Veteran Services

We have a longstanding tradition of serving veterans. In fact, VNA Hospice was the first in the city to earn a first and eventually a fourth star, the highest rating achieved from the We Honor Veterans Appreciation Program. In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the program has been meeting the special needs of veterans through:

• Staff training and development in post-traumatic stress syndrome and other issues
• Coordination with the VA to identify all available benefits
• VNA-designed Resource Guide that explains services in the community for patients and their families
• Pairing a volunteer who is a veteran with a veteran hospice patient for visitation, companionship, and emotional support
• Holiday cards sent to the veterans and their families
• Presentation of a certificate of appreciation and a U.S. flag pin
• Acknowledgement during a semi-annual memorial service after hospice ends
• Participation in forums to educate the community about end-of-life-care for veterans

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We recognize the gift veterans have given to us and our country and they deserve the very best care we can provide.