SPECIALTY VETERAN CARE
SPECIALTY VETERAN CARE
Hospice Care for Veterans
Serving those who have sacrificed for us
Oftentimes, Veterans have unique experiences that require special attention and care. It is important to us that our nation’s heroes get the care and recognition they deserve, while being treated with dignity and respect. Knute Nelson Hospice provides specialized training to our caregivers and volunteers to identify, recognize, and care for the unique needs of Veterans during the final days, weeks, and months of their life.
We Honor Veterans Level 4 Provider
Knute Nelson Hospice is proud to be a level 4 We Honor Veterans provider. We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), and in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the organization provides hospice institutions with the resources they need to serve Veterans with life-enriching care at the end-of-life.
With this status, our promise to Veterans is to:
Provide Veteran-centered hospice care with dignity and respect
Manage pain and symptoms to make every moment matter
Assist with planning and establishing goals for care
Provide spiritual, emotional, and physical support to all Veterans and their families
Provide 24-hour on-call support
In addition to being a We Honor Veterans provider, our staff and volunteers strive to provide additional care, support, and services to help Veterans feel recognized, including:
Veteran-specific training to hospice employees and volunteers
Addressing and comforting those who are experiencing PTSD, survivor guilt, or other combat-related symptoms
Incorporating patriotic music into therapeutic music sessions
Educating patients and family members on VA Benefits
Offering Veteran to Veteran volunteers
Recognition certificates, Veteran’s Day honors, and other Veteran specific recognitions
Veterans can receive hospice care wherever they call home, whether that be a private residential home, assisted living community, or other nursing facility. Hospice services can be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans benefits, and almost all private insurance policies. No patient is denied care based on inability to pay or coverage status. Visit our FAQ page for answers to other commonly asked questions.