We Honor Veterans
Serving the unique needs of veterans.
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 Hospice of Michigan 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.
Hospice of Michigan 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.
Education, training, and support.
We Honor Veterans is essential in allowing Hospice of Michigan to:
- Streamline the referral/admission process for patients
- Educate our staff and communities about the end-of-life needs of our veterans
- Coordinate care with VA 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.
We Honor Veterans recognizes four levels of participation. Hospice of Michigan is the only hospice of its size in the state to have achieved Level IV status, the highest degree of participation. We are honored to have earned that distinction.
Our goal is to serve our courageous veterans—to honor their service at a time when they need it most. If you would like to find out how we’re providing care that meets the specific needs of our nation’s veterans, please watch the video below.
Don Schumacher of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and Dr. Scott Shreve of the Department of Veteran Affairs appeared on Washington D.C.’s NewsChannel 8’s Let’s Talk Live show. This segment on caring for veterans at the end of life was broadcast in recognition of Memorial Day.