It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans
, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2013.
As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice implements ongoing Veteran-centered education for staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans we proudly serve.
The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and the Korean War pass away—and the number of deaths of Vietnam Veterans is beginning to rise.
The We Honor Veterans campaign provides recognition to organizations that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. “Partners” can assess their ability to serve Veterans and, using resources provided as part of the campaign, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans into their organization.
By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice is better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Robinson Visiting Nurse and Hospice will find tools to help support those they are caring for.
The resources of We Honor Veterans focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans.
To learn more about We Honor Veterans please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.