Specialized Care for Veterans with Advanced Illness
Community Hospice provides a variety of services specially tailored to help meet the end-of-life care needs of U.S. veterans. For some veterans, the psychological effects of combat can remain dormant for years, only to re-emerge when they are facing their own mortality. The Community Hospice team of physicians, nurses and expert counselors are educated and prepared to identify these needs and assist in the healing and resolution process for veterans and their loved ones.
To help meet the needs of the more than 200,000 veterans living in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties when they develop symptoms of advanced illness, Community Hospice provides a comprehensive program of specialized support focused on the unique end-of-life needs often experienced by military veterans and their families.
Community Hospice provides a variety of services, including specialized psychosocial support that focuses on a veteran’s experience, including whether they personally experienced combat.
Ongoing clinical staff are trained to recognize and help address emotional, moral and spiritual pain that often result from combat and can affect the dying process. Veterans receive special recognition, including a commemorative pin and a military flag placed outside a veteran’s room when admitted to a Community Hospice inpatient care center, and presented to family members after the loss.
In addition to traditional reimbursement for hospice services, payment options are offered to veterans with TRICARE. No one is denied care based on inability to pay.
Community Hospice is committed to being the hospice of choice for veterans and their families. To refer a veteran to Community Hospice, call 904.407.6500 (866.253.6681 toll-free) or send an online request.