“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”
– George Washington
It may be a surprise to most people to learn that 25% of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect all the important contributions made by these men and women, Serenity HospiceCare has partnered with We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Serenity HospiceCare has met stringent requirements that will help improve the care their team of professionals and volunteers provide to the Veterans they proudly serve. The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korean pass away—and the number of deaths of Vietnam Veterans is beginning to rise.
The We Honor Veterans campaign provides tiered recognition to those organizations that demonstrate systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. Partners can assess their ability to serve Veterans, and using resources provided as part of the campaign, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans into their organization.
By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Serenity HospiceCare is able to guide and accompany families toward a more peaceful ending. And in those cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience, or other traumatic events, Serenity HospiceCare will find tools to help support those they are caring for.
All hospices serve Veterans, but they often are not aware of that person’s service in the armed forces. Being a partner in the We Honor Veterans campaign helps hospices and palliative care providers understand and more effectively serve Veterans at the end of life.