Bridgeway Hospice is proud to partner with We Honor Veterans, an awareness program and collaboration between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the goal of guiding veterans to a peaceful end of life. The NHPCO is the largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization in the US. It is committed to expanding access to hospice care and to enhance quality of life for veterans and their loved ones to “guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.”
“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. Now it is time that we step up, acquire the necessary skills and fulfill our mission to serve these men and women with the dignity they deserve,” says J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO.
The We Honor Veteran program has 4 main goals:
- Promote education of veterans and their needs.
- Increase the organizations ability to serve veterans.
- Support community partnerships.
- Increase the access and quality of care available to veterans.
We Honor Veterans recognizes their community partners through a wide and comprehensive set of resources provided to the organizations to implement best practices for end-of-life care to the veterans in their charge. Through these resources and recognizing the special needs of our country’s veterans, hospice and palliative care partners can best guide our veterans and their families toward a peaceful rest.
In many cases there are special needs related to the veteran’s service, experience and possible traumatic events. Through We Honor Veterans, care providers can find the resources they need to give the best support to the veterans in their care.
Through programs like these and the partnerships and resources that We Honor Veterans provides, Bridgeway Hospice is proud to offer the care and compassion that our veterans have earned and deserve.