Hospice Services for Veterans in DeKalb County
Hospice Professionals on a Mission to Serve Veterans in DeKalb County
Today, 1 in 4 dying Americans is a veteran. These men and women often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges for end-of-life care.
As part of a contract with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs,* Northwestern Medicine Home Health and Hospice at Kishwaukee Hospital has joined National Hospice and Palliative Care’s* new project to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying veterans.
The program teaches hospice care professionals to comfort patients with a history of military service and possible physical or psychological trauma through:
- Respectful inquiry
- Compassionate listening
- Grateful acknowledgment
Northwestern Medicine Home Health and Hospice at Kishwaukee Hospital will be developing new programs to reach out to the veterans in our service area. You can also visit www.wehonorveterans.org* to learn more about this timely initiative.