Recognizing the unique needs of veterans.
Veterans Facing End-Of-Life Issues
Facing the end of life for many veterans means coming to terms and trying to find some sense of peace for all of the horrors they have witnessed. Hospice staff may provide the last opportunity for veterans to feel that their service was not in vain, and that they are appreciated. Simple acts of gratitude at the end-of-life can hopefully help to make up for a lack of appreciation or recognition during the veteran’s lifetime, especially for those veterans who were never welcomed home or thanked for their service.
As hospice professionals, we will do everything we can to honor our vets and recognize the special care and gratitude they deserve.
Mesothelioma Veterans Outreach – Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers. Veterans account for almost 30% of all diagnoses in the US each year. VA Benefits are available to veterans with mesothelioma. Go to www.mesotheliomaveterans.org for more information.
About Mt. Hood Hospice
Mt. Hood Hospice has been providing care and bereavement support to families in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties for over 40 years. We are a not-for-profit, free standing, independent, community-based hospice.
Mt. Hood Hospice was the first free-standing hospice in Oregon to be granted Medicare certification in 1987. Since that time we have stayed current in compliance with changing CMS regulations while remaining true to our original ideal: to provide the highest quality care to families coping with life-limiting illness, emphasizing comfort, dignity and choice.