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Aspen Healthcare Services has been named a national partner in the "We Honor Veterans" program.
DALLAS, TX, November 01, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Aspen Healthcare Services, a Medicare-certified agency serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, has been named a national partner in the "We Honor Veterans" program, which assists current and former military members of veterans facing life-limiting illnesses. As a We Honor Veterans participant, Aspen Healthcare Services is providing specialized care to veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. "It is our honor to support local veterans who have valiantly served our country," said Sukhu George, CEO of Aspen Health Services. "Our hospice team takes care of many veterans. Being a part of this program better prepares us to honor and respect their end of life and provide the care our veterans deserve."
Many people may be surprised to learn that veterans account for 25% of those who die in the United States each year. To help provide care and support that reflects the important contributions made by these men and women, Aspen Healthcare Services 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.
As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Aspen Healthcare Services will implement ongoing veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the veterans they proudly serve. The nation is seeing many of the veterans who served in World War II and Korea pass away—and the number of deaths of Vietnam veterans is beginning to rise. Aspen Healthcare Services also provides home health, respiratory therapy, and long-term, at-home personal assistance.
The We Honor Veterans campaign provides tiered 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, Aspen Healthcare Services is better able to accompany and guide veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. In cases where there might be some specific needs related to the veteran's military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Aspen Healthcare Services will find tools to help support those they are caring for.
"We thank Aspen Healthcare Services for partnering in the We Honor Veterans program," says NHPCO President & CEO Edo Banach. "We Honor Veterans partners are committed to providing quality veteran-centric care to the veteran patients they serve. They understand how a veteran's military service, combat experience, or other traumatic events, could impact their end-of-life experience."
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 or to support this important work via a secure, online donation, please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.
"VA shares a common goal with our nation's hospices, and that is to provide the best possible care specifically tailored for veterans, meeting their goals of care in their preferred setting. As we focus on working together and uniting our services and skills, We Honor Veterans will channel our combined strengths directly to veterans - wherever they are receiving care," added Banach.
To learn more about "We Honor Veterans" program, contact Barbara Goodman DeMarco, Navy Veteran employed at Aspen Healthcare Services. DeMarco served in the military from 1982-1993. She also served in the Gulf War from 1991-1993 and has three honorable discharges. Contact DeMarco at 972-316-2035, 817-291-7170, or by [email protected].
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