It surprises many Americans to learn that one out of every four dying Americans is a Veteran. That’s 1,800 people a day; more than 680,000 Veterans every year. These heroic Americans deserve recognition for their military service–particularly at the end of life’s journey.
Agrace is proud to be a Level 2 partner in the We Honor Veterans program, a collaboration of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help improve the care Veterans receive from hospice and palliative care providers.
The program empowers hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying Veterans. It teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement – to comfort patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma. While the mission may be straightforward, fulfilling it is anything but simple, as each patient has a unique life story and a unique set of needs.
Watch the video below to learn more about the We Honor Veterans Program.