We Honor Veterans – Level Two Partner
Journey Hospice is proud to be a partner of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Our participation in this program is a symbol of our dedication and commitment to providing New Jersey’s veterans and their families with the best quality end‐of‐life care and services.
As a committed partner of this distinguished program, Journey Hospice ensures that staff members and volunteers receive continuous education on identifying and planning specialized care for the needs of our veterans and their loved ones in preparation for a peaceful end-of-life journey. In order to serve these brave men and women with the dignity they deserve, we must understand their experiences, recognize their needs, and embrace their life stories.
The greatest gift we can share is to acknowledge their service to our country and recognize their decorated accomplishments. We travel the state to meet extraordinary veterans in nursing homes and veteran facilities to hear their stories, say ‘thank you,’ and celebrate their service with a special pinning ceremony. Additionally, we share free resources and educational opportunities, provide information on the benefits available related to hospice and palliative care services, and assist in the coordination of care.
In return, the gift for us is to hear each veteran’s story. It paints a visual picture of their experiences, their comradery among fellow soldiers, and an understanding of the challenges they faced. We walk away from each ceremony with an overwhelming feeling of appreciation for the sacrifices they made to safeguard our freedom.
Journey Hospice is proud to be a Level Two Partner of the We Honor Veterans program.
Are you interested in being a Veteran Volunteer?
Our veteran volunteers at Journey Hospice are an important part of caring for our veteran patients during their end-of-life journey. We connect our veteran volunteers with patients in an effort to help recapture memories of their time serving our country. Often these memories, when shared with a patient’s family, inspire new conversations and an opportunity for meaningful interactions. If you believe you are able to contribute your time to assist other veterans on hospice, please visit our volunteer page for more information and to download our volunteer application.