November 23, 2014

Unity Hospice Earns Level III Completion Badge for the We Honor Veterans Program

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Rochelle, Ill. – On behalf of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Unity Hospice of Western Illinois was awarded with an exclusive certificate and logo for their contribution in recognizing and paying tribute to veterans in their community.

Unity Hospice takes part in the We Honor Veterans initiative, which strives to recognize the unique needs of America’s veterans to help guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending. Unity Hospice reached the third level of completion due to their efforts in providing veteran-centric education to their staff and to the community. Such education included clinical staff training on the specific needs of veterans at the end of life as well as educational seminars presented by Unity Hospice social workers, including topics such as “Understanding the Department of Veteran Affairs,” “PTSD Overview,” and “Veteran Issues at the End of Life.”

Additionally, Unity Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Ramos served on the Sterling/Rock Falls Stand Down planning committee. In this role, Ramos assisted in planning events that provided goods and services to homeless veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as health care, housing, employment and substance use treatment.

About We Honor Veterans
A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs, We Honor Veterans invites hospice establishments across the country to join them in honoring our nation’s veterans and their families. The program includes four levels that must be completed by each organization in order to become a We Honor Veterans Partner.

About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice® is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, their families and the community. Unity Hospice provides care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws and regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ final days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.

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