Heart ‘n Home Hospice has achieved Level 5 recognition with the We Honor Veterans organization. This was a year-long process that challenged us to connect with our Veteran population and communities in new ways. We not only rose to that challenge, we far exceeded it.
This accomplishment means that Heart ‘n Home is recognized as a five-star hospice provider for Veterans. This is an important honor as it is the highest quality rating a hospice provider can achieve from the We Honor Veterans organization. To earn this achievement each of our eight offices had to make a commitment to be positive forces in their communities through various ways and in the lives of Veterans we serve.
We participated in local community Veteran events, hosted Veteran events, recognized many Veterans for their service, welcomed Veterans of each conflict era home, and maintained a readiness as a team to watch for and assist with life-threatening issues such as PTSD, moral injury, and suicide. We connected Veterans with service animals, helped hundreds of Veterans celebrate Valentine’s Day, and when our society was forced to distance itself we took our efforts to virtually and continued to honor, recognize, and show our Veterans that we have not forgotten them.
This five-star rating highlights that day after day Veterans, their care, and their issues are prioritized. It means that we will continue to prioritize our Veteran population and encourage community members and organizations to come alongside us in honoring and recognizing and serving our Veterans.
Heart ‘n Home Hospice will not stop with a five-star rating. We will never stop increasing what we can do for our Veterans. We can never give them enough. We can never thank them enough. We can never show them enough honor. We will take this five-star rating and we will continue to let our Veterans know they are our heroes, that we love them, that they are not forgotten, and that they are not alone.