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Veterans

Dedicated to VeteransDelaware Hospice is dedicated to ensuring veterans with a life-limiting illness have access to high quality hospice care. In fact, any veteran with a life-limiting illness is eligible for hospice care. Unfortunately, nationwide statistics indicate that very few veterans seek and receive care.

Thanks to generous community support and grants, Delaware Hospice has developed and participated in unique initiatives that address the special needs of veterans managing life-limiting illnesses. These include:

Pilot study: Military Experience Revisited at the End-of-Life.

Delaware Hospice has partnered with the University of Delaware to conduct a pilot study to determine if veterans in hospice care who discuss their military service stories express improved satisfaction at the end-of-life. Preliminary results from this study indicate the tremendous impact this interaction can have on a veteran’s quality of life.

Reaching Out: Quality Hospice and Palliative Care for Rural and Homeless Veterans

Delaware Hospice was among a select group of 18 hospice organizations around the country chosen by the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to participate in an initiative to improve outreach to rural and homeless veterans in need of hospice care.

We Honor Veterans (WHV)

Delaware Hospice has joined a group of committed hospice organizations, hospice-veteran partnerships and VA facilities across the country honoring veterans with the mission of guiding them through a more peaceful end-of-life. Through this program, Delaware Hospice is recognized as a leading hospice provider for veterans during the end-of-life and is the only not-for-profit in Delaware to achieve the WHV Partner Level 3.

If you or a loved one is a veteran trying to decide if hospice care is appropriate, please complete our brief needs assessment, What’s Right For Me? For more information about our veteran’s programs, please call us at 800-838-9800.