Happy Veterans Day!
All across the country people are coming together on this day to recognize the sacrifices our veterans have made for our beloved country. The sacrifices of the brave men and women who made this country the land of the free.
As the nation honors these American heroes for their military service on Veterans Day, it’s important to remember that they also deserve recognition and compassionate care at the end of ones life journey. Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that presents unique challenges and unfortunately, many do not know about or have access to hospice and palliative care.
At St. Luke Missionary Hospice we not only recognize these heroes today, but strive to honor our veterans daily. In an effort to address the concerns and respond to the needs of Veterans, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a program called, We Honor Veterans. As a participating hospice in the We Honor Veterans program, we receive tools and resources that allow us to properly care for our great veterans. Every veteran is different and their unique needs are often influenced by their personal military service and experiences.
By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, hospice and palliative care providers are able to accompany and guide these men and woman towards a more peaceful ending. For Veterans who experienced combat service or other trauma, this can be particularly important as experiences from the past may resurface at the end-of-life.
On this day we at St. Luke Missionary Hospice want to extend our gratitude to all our Veterans all over the country. Thank you for your selfless dedication to our great nation.
For more information on the We Honor Veterans program, please visit We Honor Veterans.
St. Luke Missionary Hospice is a veteran owned and operated business providing hospice and palliative care in South Carolina and Georgia. For more information about our care, please call (843) 473-3055 (SC) or (912) 349-9146 (GA).