Ohio’s Hospice honors veteran patients on Veterans Day


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DAYTON — Veterans across the United States have answered the nation’s call and served the people of the United States of America defending our freedoms. On Veterans Day and every day, Ohio’s Hospice and its affiliates through American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice recognize veteran patients by honoring and thanking them for their service and sacrifice.

This week, veteran patients will receive notes of appreciation and thanks for their service to the United States. Several Ohio’s Hospice affiliates will hold special recognition events such as flag raising ceremonies and appreciation activities.

They will recognize their veteran patients as they do each and every day — with dignity, respect and honor.

“Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, our veteran patients continue to deserve our honor and respect,” said Bob Allen, American Pride coordinator with Ohio’s Hospice. “At Ohio’s Hospice, we take that duty to heart.”

Veteran volunteers at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare recently performed a veteran recognition ceremony. Ohio’s Hospice invites the community to view and share this video with veterans as they are honored for their service and sacrifice throughout the week.

To view the video, visit https://www.ohioshospice.org/veterans-day-2020/.

Through American Pride Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice, Ohio’s Hospice honors the service of Veteran patients and assures them of receiving the highest quality of care. In addition to celebrating and thanking veterans for their service, American Pride assists patients in obtaining access to all the benefits to which veterans are eligible, provides spiritual support, and addresses individual post-traumatic stress issues.

Through participation in veteran recognition ceremonies, Honor Flight and special observances and celebrations, Ohio’s Hospice celebrates the lives of veterans and honors their contributions.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio’s Hospice has continued to conduct veteran recognition ceremonies. Telephone-assisted veteran recognitions are being provided by several Ohio’s Hospice affiliates, including Community Care Hospice, Hospice of Central Ohio, Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County and Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.

At Ohio’s Hospice and its affiliates, almost 270 veteran patients are currently served across the state of Ohio. Each affiliate provides veteran-centric care with individualized attention.

• Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties and Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice are currently serving 152 veteran patients.

• Hospice of Central Ohio is currently serving 43 veteran patients.

• Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes is currently serving two veteran patients.

• Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is currently serving 22 veteran patients.

• Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care is currently serving 14 veteran patients.

• Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County and Community Care Hospice are currently serving 20 veteran patients.

• Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is currently serving 16 veteran patients.

“A veteran doesn’t need to ask the question at the end of life if they made a difference in this world,” Allen said. “Their contribution is well documented, and we, at Ohio’s Hospice, recognize their giving and sacrifice with the utmost attention and care each veteran deserves.”

Ohio’s Hospice is a partnership of mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices in Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community-based hospices. Members of Ohio’s Hospice share the values of serving each patient in an atmosphere of hospitality, respect and caring; attending to the social, physical and spiritual needs of each person we are privileged to serve; preserving and enhancing patient dignity; celebrating the life of each individual we serve; and reducing unnecessary suffering in the communities we serve.

Affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice include: Community Care Hospice, Hospice of Central Ohio, Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County and Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.

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