Volunteers for veterans sought

Published 6:30 pm Wednesday, August 27, 2014

From Amy Brewer, hospice care coordinator for Community Hospice


Veterans Day is Nov. 11 and there is a National Hospice Campaign called Hospice for Heroes going on across the country. Veterans have protected and cared for us and our country. Community Hospice wants to honor veterans by providing a care program that recognizes and responds to the unique needs of our veteran patients and their families. Community Hospice team members are end of life experts who receive ongoing education and training on identifying, assessing and meeting the needs of veterans and their families from the time of referral through bereavement services. Community Hospice provides specialized training for all employees which includes the unique medical, emotional and psychosocial needs of veterans; insurance coverage for veterans; working with and understanding the Veterans Administration system and veteran organizations; available veteran benefits and community resources. The need for more veterans to be a part of the Community Hospice volunteer program is ever increasing. Calling, sitting with, reading to, providing company and respite, recounting war stories with fellow veterans are just some of the things our veteran volunteers do for our patients with Community Hospice. If you are a veteran and would like to find out more about how to volunteer, please contact Community Hospice in Washington at 252-946-0312.