Veteran Program

Veteran Program
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Treasure Coast Hospice is proud to be a certified Level Three We Honor Veterans Partner with Veterans Affairs and other veterans organizations. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to providing quality care and services to veterans and their families in our communities.

We are honored to care for veterans with advanced illness, wherever they live - in their family homes, assisted living residences, skilled nursing facilities or hospitals.

To learn more about the We Honor Veterans program, please click here.

As a We Honor Veteran partner Treasure Coast Hospice is focused on ensuring that excellent care at the end of life is available for our nation’s veterans and that support is available for their families. We use the WHV military checklist to access and provide individual education to each veteran and family. This WHV tool allows us to disseminate the current end-of-life needs as it relates to the veteran and their family.
 
The following activities and events are examples of the many resources Treasure Coast Hospice provides to make a positive impact in the veterans end of life care:

Treasured Veterans

Veteran Volunteer Program

Our Veteran Volunteer Program pairs recruited Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as veterans. Once paired with hospice patients who also have military experience, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient, thereby creating an environment where life reflection and healing may occur.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the importance of Veteran Volunteers?
    Veteran Volunteers are essential to the delivery of quality hospice care. Veterans are a part of a distinct culture with their own common language and experience. When Veterans interact, their common language and experience can form a strong and meaningful bond. The camaraderie created between veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved.

    Veteran Volunteers help veterans on hospice service in many ways, including:
    • Visiting patients to reminisce and share military experiences and other life stories
    • Educating and assisting patients in receiving veteran benefits
    • Participating in veteran pinning ceremonies and other recognition events
  2. What is a Veteran Pinning Ceremony? 
    A Veteran Pinning Ceremony is an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the veteran and his/her family. The ceremony, conducted by a Veteran Volunteer, honors and recognizes a hospice patient’s service to our country and helps them and their loved ones find closure and peace at the end of life.