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.
Because every day is a gift
MT. HOOD HOSPICE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!
We are a not-for-profit Hospice that provides quality care for terminally ill patients and their loved ones, regardless of their ability to pay.
Living with a Terminal Illness
When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, the lives of those close to them are impacted as well. It's important to learn as much as you can about the illness. The more information you have, the more in control you will feel. Learn more.
What You Need to Know
Hospice care is covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. You can choose your hospice! Every Medicare beneficiary with Part A entitlement has a Medicare Hospice Benefit allowing them services from ANY Medicare certified hospice. This is regardless of their enrollment in any HMO. We care for people in residential facilities as well as at home. Learn more.
Kind Words From Our Families
Watch this one-minute video testimonial and hear why families choose Mt. Hood Hospice.
We are proud to share our Medicare survey found us to be in full compliance with all state and federal hospice rules!