A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment.
By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, will learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
As a member of this distinguished program, Hospice of St. Francis is required to provide our employees and volunteers with continuous education on identifying and planning specialized care for the needs of our nation’s veterans. We work with many veterans’ organizations in our community who provide free resources for acquiring benefits and a variety of other assistance to make their lives easier. If there is an issue, we find a resource to help find a solution.
Veterans on Hospice of St. Francis service are offered the opportunity to tell the story of their military experience. The information is compiled, and a special pinning ceremony is provided for the veteran, their family and friends. The families, almost always, learn things about their loved one’s time in the service that they never knew before. These very special tributes are performed by our retired military volunteers. The veterans are presented with special recognition items specific to their branch of service. See photos below of previous pinning ceremonies.
Hospice of St. Francis is a proud level three partner of the We Honor Veterans program. We are the only organization in Brevard County with that designation level.
We are able to provide this program because of the support from our caring Brevard County citizens, please consider donating directly to the We Honor Veterans Program. For more information, please give us a call at (321) 269-4240.