How Does Hospice Work for Veterans?
Did you know that 1 out of every 4 dying Americans is a veteran?
For this reason, several hospices offer specialized programs for veterans through the We Honor Veterans program. This is an important facet of care geared toward those who have served our country.
If you’re not sure if your local hospice offers it, just ask!
There are also important benefits available through the U.S. Veteran’s Administration. If you don’t understand your benefits, please speak with your local VA representative.
What Is the We Honor Veterans Program?
Veterans have unique needs. There are certain things that only other veterans can understand. For this reason, many hospices have engaged in the We Honor Veterans program to meet these special needs.
One of the facets of the We Honor Veterans program is the vet-to-vet volunteers. Through this program, veterans help other veterans by providing support and listening.
The VA works closely with local hospice agencies to provide care in the home whenever this is possible.
What Are The Benefits Available Through the VA?
The VA offers specific hospice benefits for qualified veterans. This is for those who typically have six months or less to live. The VA works closely with local hospice agencies to provide care in the home whenever this is possible.
Certain hospices have a contract with the VA.
Perhaps most important, there are no copays for hospice care, regardless of whether it is provided by the VA or a hospice organization that is a part of a VA contract.
Still Have Questions? Use These Worksheets As a Guideline
If you still have questions about making informed decisions about your care, the VA provides useful information and worksheets to help you determine what care you need.
More detailed information can also be found on the U.S. government’s official Veterans Administration website.
Learn More About Hospice
Get the truth about hospice services. You’ll find that there are several myths and misconceptions out there, and failing to discover the truth means you’ll miss out on important care.
And if you need help finding or getting connected to a hospice near you, let us know and we’ll do our best to help you.