Specialized Veteran Services
Serving those who have served our nation.
America’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country. We believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. That is why St. Luke Missionary Hospice is proud to serve those who have served us
Today, one in four dying Americans is a veteran. These men and women often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges at the end of life.
St. Luke Missionary Hospice believes in honoring the men and women who served our country, so we have joined with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to care for our veterans at the end of life.
We Honor Veterans Program
St. Luke Missionary Hospice is a partner of the We Honor Veterans program. We Honor Veterans is a National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) initiative in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We are committed to We Honor Veterans mission of respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of the veterans we serve. By partnering with the VA, veteran service organizations and other community partners, we are able to provide an array of specialized programs and services that honor and support.
Serving those who have served us
Veterans may have unique medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs. Our care focuses on understanding and helping each veteran meet his or her personal goals by providing a variety of choices. This care is delivered by an interdisciplinary team to ensure we honor the veterans’ needs and wishes.
Support for Families
We recognize the many sacrifices made by families of veterans. Our care teams provide families with emotional and spiritual support, help with decision making and connection to resources.
Education, Training, and Support for Veteran Services
We Honor Veterans is essential in allowing St. Luke Missionary Hospice to:
- Streamline the referral/admission process for patients who have served our armed forced
- Educate our staff and communities about the end-of-life needs of our veterans
- Coordinate care with Dept. of Veteran Affairs and other healthcare organizations
- Provide veteran-to-veteran volunteer programs
- Connect veterans and their families with community resources
- Offer the services of staff and volunteers who are trained to meet the unique challenges faced by veterans and their families
In most instances, Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance providers cover the costs of hospice care. Veterans who are not covered under one of these agencies are covered under the Veterans Administration’s benefit program.