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Honoring Veterans at End of Life

Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care in conjunction with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Veterans Administration recognize the need to provide the best possible care for our Veterans in the best possible manner and setting. With this, we honor and recognize their specific end-of-life needs and preferences.

America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. That is why Heart ‘n Home is taking part in the We Honor Veterans Program.

Our employees use a Military History Checklist to understand and treat the unique needs of each Veteran. Through assessing military service and experiences, Heart ‘n Home professionals are better prepared to meet the specific challenges that Veterans and their families may face during the end of life.

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"I was raised to know and recognize that our freedoms do not come without a price...that is why I’ve made it my duty to support our Veteran employees as well as provide Veteran-centric care to patients and their families."
~ Cindy Lee, RN, CHPN, CHPCA, CEO/Owner

Veterans May Experience End-of-Life Differently

We live in a unique time in history in which a very large percentage of our Veteran population has served during a time of war. Every Veteran is different and their unique needs are often influenced by their personal military experience. Understanding how Veterans view their military service, whether positive or negative, can affect how they view their disease and ultimately death. Some factors that may impact this view include:

  • Combat vs. Non-Combat Experience
  • War in Which They Served
  • Prisoner of War Experience
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Shell Shock, Combat Fatigue, etc.
  • Branch of Service and Rank
  • Whether Enlisted or Drafted

Heart ‘n Home staff are privileged to work with patients during perhaps one of the most significant times of their life and we are equipped to provide an environment where stories, thoughts, and emotions can be shared.


Frequently Asked Questions

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