Proud to serve those who have served us
America’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country. Hospice of Michigan believes it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home.
Today, one in four dying Americans is a veteran. These men and women often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges at the end-of-life.
We Honor Veterans is a program designed to address these needs. While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, Hospice of Michigan strives to deliver the kind of wholistic loving care they have earned.
Hospice of Michigan believes in honoring the men and women who served our country, so we have joined with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to care for our veterans at the end-of-life.
We Honor Veterans is a program which recognizes the unique needs of America’s Veterans and their families and provides educational tools and resources to guide Veterans through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
SERVING THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF VETERANS
Hospice of Michigan’s participation in We Honor Veterans demonstrates our commitment to:
- Streamline the referral/admission process for veteran patients
- Educate Hospice of Michigan staff and communities about the end-of-life needs of our veterans
- Coordinate care with Veterans Affairs and other healthcare organizations
- Provide veteran-to-veteran volunteer programs
- Connect veterans and their families with community resources
- Offer the services of staff and volunteers who are trained to meet the unique challenges faced by veterans and their families
Hospice of Michigan reaches out to a variety of local veteran service organizations (VSOs) to develop partnerships as part of an overall strategy to enrich support for veterans in the communities we serve.
Hospice of Michigan is proud to partner with local chapters of VSOs including:
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
- American Legion
- West Michigan Alliance for Veterans
For more information about the We Honor Veterans program, visit www.wehonorveterans.org
COVERAGE FOR HOSPICE CARE
In most instances, Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance providers cover the costs of hospice care. Veterans who are not covered under one of these agencies are covered under the Veterans Administration’s benefit program.
Hospice of Michigan’s goal is to serve our courageous veterans–to honor their service at a time when they need it most. Please watch the video below to learn about caring for our nation’s veterans.
Don Schumacher of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and Dr. Scott Shreve of the Department of Veteran Affairs appeared on Washington D.C.’s NewsChannel 8’s Let’s Talk Live show. This segment on caring for veterans at the end-of-life was broadcast in recognition of Memorial Day.