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Many Americans are surprised to learn that 25% of all deaths in the U.S.
are military veterans. We at Hospice of Lubbock are proud of our designation
as a full partner agency in the We Honor Veterans program, which was developed
by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration
with the Department of Veteran Affairs. This was designed to empower hospice
professionals to meet the unique needs of terminally ill veterans and
Through this program, staff and volunteers are taught respectful inquiry,
compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement to comfort your
loved one with a history of military service and possibly physical or
psychological trauma. In addition, the team remains vigilant to environmental
and other factors which could trigger fear, anxiety, and/or painful memories
from the past.
Our hospice team presents certificates of appreciation and Red/White/Blue
lap quilts to each veteran, and recognizes your loved one in other ways
on military commemorative dates throughout the year. This process includes
strengthening relationships with veteran agencies, maintaining a veteran-to-veteran
volunteer program, providing community education, and celebrating our veterans.
Hospice of Lubbock strives to provide the most comfortable and comforting
end-of-life experience possible.