We Honor Veterans
SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED US.
AVIANT HEALTHCARE honors those who served America by serving them near the end of life. We offer hospice care to veterans with a wide range of advanced illnesses. Our teams of experienced hospice professionals are trained to understand the veteran’s unique needs at the end of life.
By recognizing the needs of veterans who are coping with advanced illness, we can guide these men and women toward a more peaceful and dignified life. This is especially important for veterans who experienced combat or other trauma, particularly if unaddressed experiences, memories, or emotions resurface near the end of life.
“Many of our veterans, especially those who were in combat, have unique needs at the end of life related to PTSD. A common thing we hear from our veteran patients is ‘I’m going to go to hell for what I did during the war,’ or ‘I can’t forgive myself,” “Our mission and our goal with the care we provide is to give every veteran peace at the end of life and self-forgiveness.”
Aviant thoroughly examines the military history of each veteran patient upon admission to develop a full picture of their medical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs at the end of life. This also provides us with a better understanding of how to appropriately recognize the patient’s service and show appreciation through memorial services, pinning ceremonies, bedside salutes and more.
All of our locations work in cooperation with We Honor Veterans, an established program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of veterans. As part of We Honor Veterans, Aviant trains and educates community partners and caregivers on veterans’ unique needs.
SOME OF OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
A streamlined referral and admission process
Familiarity with the VA system and how to identify and access benefit options
Coverage of hospice care for veterans by the VA, TRICARE, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and other forms of reimbursement
Coordination of care with the staff of the local VA medical center, including joint visits when appropriate
Referrals for additional community services, as needed
A full range of bereavement support, including grief and loss programs, support groups and memorial services for loved ones up to 13 months after a death
Recognition and celebration of important events, including Veterans Day and military anniversaries