We Honor Veterans
Houston Hospice is delivering
Veteran-centric care to those who served our country
Many Americans do not realize
that 1 in 4 of all deaths in the U.S. are Veterans. As the nation honors these
American heroes for their military service, it’s
important to remember that they also deserve recognition and compassionate care
when dealing with a serious illness.
As a We Honor
Veterans participant, Houston Hospice is providing
specialized care to Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness. The
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with
the Department of Veterans Affairs created We Honor Veterans to empower healthcare providers across America to meet the unique needs of
seriously ill Veterans and their families.
One of the ways we are meeting the specific needs of Veterans is by being knowledgeable about the wars in which they served and the associated traumas. Additionally, our veteran volunteers are teamed up with our veteran patients, and Houston Hospice offers educational programs for Veterans’ groups about advance care planning, available resources, and care options. Veteran Benefits Fact Sheets
Above: Houston Hospice volunteer, Mike McCardle, served in the United States Army from 1964-1969. He enjoys volunteering with our veteran patients and feels enriched by their stories and their wisdom.