Singing River Health System’s Hospice of Light has been named a Level 2 We Honor Veterans Partner by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
To reach this status, Hospice of Light staff participated in extra training about caring for veterans, including training from the local VA, attended in-services regarding special veteran needs and benefits available, and integrated a “military history checklist” into the admissions process. There are extra resources available for veteran patients that the staff is able to provide.
Hospice of Light has achieved Level 2 We Honor Veterans Partner status. The primary goal of this second level is to “build organizational capacity to provide quality care for Veterans” according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. This requires more in-services for the Hospice of Light staff and presentations in the local community.
We Honor Veterans exists to “empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying Veterans and their loved ones.” The program was started for hospices and other organizations to be able to provide better care to veterans through an assessment and implementation process. Veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers is implemented to help these organizations learn how to care for veterans and find more resources for them.
Hospice of Light has two physical locations – one in Jackson County and one in George County – but serves the following counties:
- Jackson County
- Harrison County
- George County
- Stone County
- Greene County
- Perry County
For more information regarding We Honor Veterans, visit www.wehonorveterans.org.