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What is the We Honor Veterans Program?
The We Honor Veterans Program was a campaign started between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Veteran’s Administration (VA). As an active partner in this program we provide education and training to our staff and volunteers, this better allows us to be attentive to veteran specific issues that arise during hospice care. We also recognize our Veterans by performing a pinning ceremony in which they are provided special recognition for their service to our country.
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Who is eligible?
Any patient that is a veteran, and eligible for hospice, is able to be a part of the We Honor Veterans program. To be eligible for hospice, a patient must meet certain criteria, including a diagnosis that indicates a person might have 6 months or less to live. We recognize military members of all branches including the National Guard.
If you have questions about hospice eligibility or to set up a hospice referral, please contact us at 701.530.4500 or toll free
How can I participate?
If you are interested in becoming a part of our We Honor Veterans program, consider becoming a hospice volunteer. Volunteers meet the unique needs of our hospice patients by providing companionship and support. Volunteers can do activities with patients such as reading, playing cards, doing life review activities, sharing music, or even enjoying pets together. Volunteers can also be a part of our We Honor Veterans program by participating in our veteran pinning ceremonies and showing their support and thanks. We have a special need for volunteers that are veterans themselves.
What kind of unique needs might a Veteran have during end-of-life?
As partners with the We Honor Veterans program, staff have received education specific to the unique needs of Veterans at end-of-life. Each veteran has had their own unique experience, and may face different issues. The experiences of a World War II veteran, a Korean Conflict veteran and a Vietnam War veteran are all very different. Often individuals that have experienced active combat, POW, trauma, and PTSD may have these feelings come up again, and previous traumatic experiences can be re-lived as they are going through the dying process. By addressing these feelings and providing specialized care, we can help support our Veteran patients and their family members.
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Who to contact for more information?
We would be happy to visit with you about our We Honor Veterans program, hospice services and our volunteer program, 701.530.4500 or toll free at 800.223.1977 Home Health & Hospice.
How can I donate?
Donated funds are used for the materials needed to perform our pinning ceremonies. Each Veteran receives a patriotic pin, a postcard of thanks signed by our staff, a patriotic pillowcase, and a red, white and blue prayer shawl. Donated funds are also used to provide education for our volunteers and staff that help us better understand and meet the needs of Veterans facing end-of-life.
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