Community Hospice is proud to announce they have been named a ‘We Honor Veterans’ Level Three Program Provider. This distinguished honor certifies Community Hospice to honor the unique needs of veterans and their families with specialized patient care and grief support enhancing quality care for all.
As veterans often carry traumatic experiences from their military service, they may present an array of challenges as they face their end of life journey. Community Hospice is dedicated to providing individualized care to meet each veteran’s needs.
“Community Hospice strives to enhance and improve the quality of care for our veterans,” said C. DeSha McLeod, President/CEO. “Our local veterans have served our country in an effort to keep us all safe. It is an honor we do not take lightly to walk alongside our brave heroes as they face their end of life journey. We feel so very humbled and privilege to care for our veterans and share our appreciation.”
We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Veterans Administration. The program is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying Veterans. The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement – to comfort patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma. For more information about the We Honor Veterans program, visit www.wehonorveterans.org.
Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Celebrating 40 years of service, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, call 209-578-6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.