Veterans Program

Every person experiences the end of life differently. A veteran’s military service can add a distinct dimension to the level of physical, emotional, and spiritual support they need. Deep-rooted memories of combat may manifest in different ways and are often recounted as veterans face their own mortality.

At Community Healthcare of Texas, we are honored to support our veterans through our dedicated Veterans Program. Designed to address the unique needs and concerns of those who have served in our military, this program aims to bring peace, dignity, and comfort to you, no matter where you call home.

Our team of professionals is specially trained to guide veterans through personalized, life-enhancing processes, ensuring that each individual’s needs are met with the utmost care and respect. The Veterans Program is a seamless extension of our mission to provide compassionate care for patients and their families facing a serious or life-limiting illness.

Hospice services are fully covered through the Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies.

Support

Physical comfort and disease management are critical to patient care. Patients and families may also need emotional and spiritual support. Our team of hospice professionals will help you address your priorities, wishes, and needs.

Resolutions

For veterans, deep-rooted memories of combat may manifest in different ways and are often recounted near the end of life. During the “final battle,” the team at Community Healthcare of Texas will work to identify and respond to these issues.

Our goal is to bring peace to the people we serve, and we will meet them wherever they are in their emotional journey. Common concerns are:

  • Guilt
  • PTSD
  • Sadness
  • Fear
  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Unresolved Grief
  • Isolation
  • Anger
  • Loss of Hope
  • Financial Concerns

Comfort

Medications, medical equipment, and medical supplies are provided for comfort and convenience while managing the patient’s illness. The hospice team aims to prevent breakthrough pain and prevent uncomfortable trips to the Emergency Room.

Immediate

Acute pain or symptoms are identified, and a plan for management and prevention is developed. Equipment to enhance comfort, such as a hospital bed or oxygen, is provided.

Long Term Pan

A fluid, comprehensive plan incorporates patient goals, history, current symptoms, disease progression, and emotional and spiritual needs.

Emergency Symptom Management

  • Physician house calls as indicated
  • Home “Emergency Kits”
  • Support available 24/7
  • Continuous Care or Inpatient Care for relief and control of critical symptoms

Community Healthcare of Texas is a proud Level 4 partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve the care veterans receive from hospice and palliative care providers.

Community Healthcare of Texas also offers a free resource guide to assist patients and families in identifying, understanding, and acquiring appropriate veteran benefits through the Veterans Administration and each State’s Department of Veterans Services. The Veteran Benefits and Resources for Hospice and Palliative Care Patients Guide includes information for veterans and their families regarding military pay, retirement pay, and survivor benefits through the Defense Finance and Accounting Services. Click here to download your free copy.