Heartland Hospice is a proud member of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. TheWHV program was launched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help improve the care veterans receive from hospice and palliative care providers as all wars are different and provide unique experiences and often difficulties for the Veterans who served in them.
NHPCO provides resources for hospices to participate because:
- Of 2.4 million deaths in the United States each year, approximately 680,000 are Veterans
- A vast majority of Veterans are not enrolled in VA and may not be aware of end-of-life services and benefits available to them, including the Medicare Hospice Benefit and VA-paid hospice care
- Community hospices can join other hospice providers across the country in honoring our Nation’s Veterans and be listed on the We Honor Veterans website.