Veterans

VeteransHonoring Our Service Heroes

Veterans have served to provide security for us and our country. We believe they should be served in their time of need in a way that recognizes, honors and responds to the unique needs of the Veteran and their family. Our team members are end-of-life experts who have received education and training on identifying, assessing and meeting the needs of Veterans and their families from the time of referral through bereavement services.

Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care partners with the Veterans Administration and with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to serve our hero’s in their time of need. We participate in the We Honor Veterans program designed to thank veterans and their families for their sacrifice and service to our country.  Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care has created Veteran-specific educational material and presentations to staff, volunteers and the community. The organization has also partnered with local organizations to collaboratively serve Veterans, and has participated in events to honor veterans in our service area. As a result we are better equipped to understand the complex end-of-life care needs of veterans.

Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care demonstrates a sound commitment to serving our nations heroes.  We have a commitment for improving care for Veterans. Partners, acting with us, can improve the quality of life for our Veterans, and using resources for providing end-of-life care to Veterans. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care is able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases there may be specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care will strive to have the tools to help support those they are caring for.

Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care will focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans.   America’s Veterans have served our country and we believe it is time to serve them.

If you are a Veteran or active duty military personnel and would like to learn about volunteering for Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care please contact the office nearest you. Volunteers help Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care honor patients who are veterans by presenting special recognition such as certificates, coins and pins. These simple acts have a profound impact on Veterans nearing the end of life. Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care is an organization dedicated to providing the care and the comfort patients and loved ones need during times of life-limiting illnesses.

We believe their service to our country and the cause of freedom in the world is something everyone should recognize and appreciate. Adjusting employee’s work schedules to allow them to fulfill their service is an important commitment to something we feel is our duty as good corporate citizens.

Veterans Initiative
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Contact us today to learn the many benefits of the Medicare Hospice Benefit and the difference in care you will receive with Kansas Hospice Care!

PRESS RELEASE: Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care Has Increased Access and Improved Quality of Care for Veterans in Kansas With We Honor Veterans Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care Receives Partner Level Four From We Honor Veterans

SHAWNEE, KS (October 16, 2019) – Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care is a community based organization dedicated to palliative and hospice care, and focused on exceeding patients’ individual medical, emotional and spiritual needs. They are thrilled to announce they have received partner level four, the highest distinction, with the We Honor Veterans Community Partner program. We Honor Veterans partners are able to recognize the unique needs of America’s Veterans and their families as well as accompany and guide Veterans through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.

“Our team members are end-of-life experts who have received education and training on identifying, assessing and meeting the needs of Veterans and their families from the time of referral through bereavement services. Many thanks to our coordinator, Jamie Cox, for ensuring we continued to grow in our efforts to reach and serve more veterans,” said Phillip Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care.

The We Honor Veterans Community Partner program has four levels of distinction based on an organizations’ involvement and activities. The goal of accomplishing these levels is to provide the best quality of care to those who have served the country. Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care partners with the Veterans Administration, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), other local organizations and participates in local events to serve the nation’s hero’s in their time of need. They have created Veteran-specific educational material and presentations to staff, volunteers and the community.

“As a veteran, I am completely humbled and grateful for all of our teams dedication and hard work for veterans,” said Jamie Cox, We Honor Veterans Coordinator.

Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care has a commitment for improving care for Veterans. In cases where there may be specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care has the tools to help support those they are caring for. Veterans have served to provide security for our country and Kansas Palliative & Hospice Care believes they should be served in their time of need in a way that recognizes, honors and responds to the unique needs of the Veteran and their family. Visit www.wehonorveterans.org to learn more.