What does the veteran program look like?
Through our participation in this program we educate our staff and volunteers regarding issues specific to veterans facing life-limiting illnesses. By recognizing the unique needs of dying veterans, we can learn how to guide them and their families toward a more peaceful ending. We provide additional information and tools surrounding veteran end-of-life experiences, the benefits available to them, and recognize their dedication to their country.
Compass was awarded the We Honor Veterans ‘Partner Level Four’ distinction. In order to achieve this distinction a hospice center must provide veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers, build organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans, and develop and have strong relationships with VA medical centers and other veteran organizations.