Whitesburg KY

Hospice honored by veterans

Hospice of the Bluegrass has been awarded the We Honor Veterans Level Four Partner, the highest recognition offered by The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) for service to veterans. Hospice of the Bluegrass is the only hospice in Kentucky and one of only 25 in the nation to receive this honor.

“One out of every four dying Americans is a veteran,” says Turner West, Hospice of the Bluegrass director of volunteers. “Hospice of the Bluegrass is committed to providing the highest quality care to our nation’s veterans. Our team of professionals uses a military history checklist to understand the scope and duration of a veteran’s service in order to provide better care to the patient and better support to the patient’s family. Hospice is committed to increasing access and improving quality of care for veterans in our communities.”

Hospice of the Bluegrass is working with the NHCPO and Department of Verteran Affairs to improve outreach to veterans and increase availability and use of high quality hospice and palliative care with a particular emphasis on veterans who are homeless or living in rural areas. For more information regarding the program, contact Turner West at (859) 887-2696

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