3HC understands that those who have served our country may need specialized services. That’s why our family of health care professionals provides comprehensive hospice care for veterans.
Individualized care plans address physical, medical, and psychological issues common in veterans. Care plans include:
- social, spiritual, and emotional support
- assistance in identifying and securing military benefits
- community resources
- formal recognition and appreciation for military service
3HC is devoted to improving veteran hospice care and understands that saying “thank you for serving our country” is not enough. 3HC strives to improve services for veterans by ensuring veterans have access to quality and compassionate end-of-life care. We recognize each veteran and their story, treating the unique issues facing veterans and their families, and partnering with veteran organizations.
3HC is proud of its veteran population. Each time a veteran is enrolled as a hospice patient with 3HC, he or she is presented with a Certificate of Appreciation, a lapel pin depicting the American flag, and a hardcover copy of Max Lucado’s Pocket Prayers for Military Life.
We Honor Veterans Program
3HC is a proud We Honor Veterans hospice partner. The goal of the program is simple – to care for and honor those who have served when they reach the end of life.
We are now a 4-Star Partner of the We Honor Veterans Program! This program is a national awareness campaign that was developed by the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Dean Lee, President and CEO of 3HC shared:
“I am thankful for the opportunity for 3HC to serve our Veterans across the eastern half of North Carolina, which is the home of Freedom made possible by their sacrifices. My congratulations to the 3HC family for achieving Level 4 in the We Honor Veterans Program. This distinction is earned by those dedicated to care for those who have given their lives in service to this great country we call home.”
3HC is already working towards earning a fifth and final star, in an effort to better serve our very deserving veterans. 3HC’s geographical footprint touches all of the military posts in our state. Our activity reflects our organization’s commitment to ensuring Veterans have access to quality end-of-life care.
We Honor Veterans provides educational tools and resources in advancing these goals, including promoting veteran-centric educational activities, increasing organizational capacity to serve veterans, supporting development of strategic partnerships, increasing access, and improving quality.
The We Honor Veterans program invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships, and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, we learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
By participating in community partnerships and collaborations, partner organizations, such as 3HC, are able to educate, engage, and expand awareness to veterans and their families.
If you’re interested in volunteering to support our Veterans, email us at volunteer@3HC.org.