Cape Cod’s HopeHealth Partnering With We Honor Veterans
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and HopeHealth, located in Hyannis, is a new national partner of We Honor Veterans, a campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs that teaches care workers how to treat the unique needs of veterans. According to HopeHealth, 1,800 veterans die everyday around the country, so they are implementing veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the veterans.
Veterans who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam are confronting serious illnesses daily. Twenty-five percent of the country’s yearly death totals are veterans. As the population ages, more and more veterans will need care.
“Over the years, we have worked with the area’s VA Medical Centers and other veterans’ service organizations to provide hospice care to local veterans,” says David Rehm, HopeHealth’s CEO & president. “Now we are formalizing and enhancing our programs for veterans. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s veterans, we will be better able to guide veterans and their families for the best quality of life they can have.”
We Honor Veterans focuses on veterans-centric education of health care staff caring for veterans. There may be some specific needs related to the veterans’ military service, combat experience, or other traumatic events, and the poeple who take care of veterans can get specific training through the non-profit.
To learn more about We Honor Veterans, please visit WeHonorVeterans.org.