FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Better End-of-Life Care for Veterans in Oregon
(BEND, OR) Shockingly, one in four dying Americans is a Veteran. That’s 1,800 people a day; more than 680,000 Veterans every year. These heroic Americans deserve recognition for their military service– particularly at the end of life’s journey. Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care in Bend recently reached level four (highest level) within the national We Honor Veterans Program. The goal of these levels is to ensure the very best care is being provided to those who have served our country. Most times, hospice staff are given one of the last opportunities to say thank you and give recognition for a Veterans service.
Through We Honor Veterans, Heart ‘n Home can better understand and serve Veterans at end of life and work more effectively with VA medical facilities in our communities. Also, in cases where there might be specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience, or other traumatic events, Heart ‘n Home will have the tools to help support these Veterans throughout their journey.
The resources of We Honor Veterans focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment, coupled with Veteran centered education of staff caring for Veterans. Heart ‘n Home staff understand the unique needs of Veterans and are prepared to meet the specific challenges that Veterans and their families may face at the end of life. Heart ‘n Home has embraced their mission to serve America’s Veterans. It’s one way of saying thank you for the sacrifices they have made in serving us. Find more resources for Veterans facing a life-limiting illness.
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