We Honor Veterans
The We Honor Veterans program was founded by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization who teamed up with the VA to build a program focused on providing a customized care plan to meet the physical and emotional needs of veterans. Hospice of South Georgia is a participating partner for We Honor Veterans in our 8 county service area, and our passion is providing the most comprehensive care possible. Our veteran care includes:
Military History Checklist
Upon admission into our services, we ask a series of questions from a military history checklist, educating our hospice team on smooth continuum of care and patient needs through the VA, and we also learn background information on his or her military experience. This checklist provides the hospice team with all the needs specifically related to his or her service.
We Honor Veterans Ceremony
Hospice of South Georgia honors our veteran patients through a ceremony recognizing the service and sacrifices made while enlisted. We involve fellow veterans in our community, American Legion Post 13 and representatives from Moody Air Force Base to join in this meaningful experience. We begin the ceremony with hospice presenting our certificate of gratitude, and pinning the veteran with an American flag pin. We then ask our veteran to sign our military flag (representing all branches of service), which we hang in our Langdale Hospice House to always remember their service.
Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program- Veterans in our community volunteer specifically to help our patients with:
Assist Veterans in reminiscing/telling life stories
Educate and assist patients in receiving Veteran benefits
Take part in pinning ceremonies or distribute certificates for Veterans Day and other recognition events
Assist in replacing lost medals
Provide transportation (based on organizational policy)
Communicate Veteran needs and update to Hospice Staff