Housecalls Hospice joins with We Honor Veterans
PARKERSBURG — Housecalls Hospice is now a Level 5 Partner with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Level 5 is the highest level partners can attain and includes several new required activities and yearly recertification.
Housecalls Hospice delivers care to veterans in Wood, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt, Roane and Calhoun counties.
As a partner, Housecalls Hospice will provide specialized care to veterans facing a life-limiting illness. Aside from existing partner requirements, Level 5 partners place a greater emphasis on staff education and caring for Vietnam-era and combat veterans.
Also, Level 5 partners take on the role of regional mentor to other We Honor Veterans partners working to enhance their programs.
“When we set out to create the Level 5 program we knew that it had to be different to truly showcase the efforts needed to go above and beyond. Not only have you demonstrated your commitment, but you have helped shape the program and have continued as an example of what all hospice partners should strive to be,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of the Palliative Care Organization.
The organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs launched We Honor Veterans in 2010 to address the growing need for veteran-centered care, especially as veterans are aging and need access to palliative and hospice care, officials said.