What does it mean to honor Veterans?
Always be sincere, caring, compassionate and ready and able to listen to what a Veteran or his or her family member has to share about the situation they are dealing with. Be supportive and non-judgmental and always validate their feelings and concerns. Be honest, sincere, caring and respectful.
Stoneridge Hospice is proud to be a certified Level Two We Honor Veterans Partner with Veterans Affairs and other veterans organizations. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to providing quality care and services to veterans and their families in our communities.
We are honored to care for veterans with advanced illness, wherever they live - in their family homes, assisted living residences, skilled nursing facilities or hospitals.
To learn more about the We Honor Veterans program, please click here.
As a We Honor Veteran (WHV) partner, Stoneridge Hospice is focused on ensuring that excellent care at the end of life is available for our nation’s veterans and that support is available for their families. We use the WHV military checklist to access and provide individual education to each veteran and family. This WHV tool allows us to disseminate the current end-of-life needs as it relates to the veteran and their family.
The following activities and events are examples of the many resources Stoneridge Hospice provides to make a positive impact in the veteran's end-of-life care:
Our Veteran Volunteer Program pairs recruited Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as veterans. Once paired with hospice patients who also have military experience, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient, thereby creating an environment where life reflection and healing may occur.
A Veteran Pinning Ceremony is an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the veteran and his/her family. The ceremony, conducted by a Veteran Volunteer, honors and recognizes a hospice patient’s service to our country and helps them and their loved ones find closure and peace at the end of life.
Veteran Volunteers are essential to the delivery of quality hospice care. Veterans are a part of a distinct culture with their own common language and experience. When Veterans interact, their common language and experience can form a strong and meaningful bond. The camaraderie created between veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved.
Fill out our online form and start your volunteer journey today.
Honoring our veterans is one of the most rewarding parts our job!
Our staff and owners all have immediate family and friends in various branches of the armed serfvices. We take our role in honoring our vets seriously!