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Hospice Buffalo Honors Veterans

In addition to expert clinical care, the emotional and spiritual components of hospice care can be especially meaningful to veterans. Hospice Buffalo is honored to serve veterans by providing specialized compassionate care to meet their unique needs at end-of-life and to commemorate their sacrifices in meaningful ways. We also recognize that the family, caregivers and loved ones of veterans need our support. 

Hospice Buffalo’s team of healthcare professionals are specially-trained to support the difficult circumstances facing veterans with serious illness, including financial and benefit concerns, stresses and side-effects from serving in combat, and unresolved emotional and psychological issues commonly associated with military service.

Since 1978, Hospice Buffalo has cared for thousands of veterans.

We Honor Veterans

Hospice Buffalo is a proud member of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This program is focused on the care, respect and grateful acknowledgment of Veterans.

Our team collaborates closely with the VA Medical Center, veteran service groups and other veteran community organizations.

Hospice Veterans Partnership

Hospice Buffalo is a proud member of the Hospice Veterans Partnership. Since 1978, Hospice Buffalo has cared for thousands of veterans in their home, assisted living residence or nursing facility. We work with the VA of Western New York Healthcare System, veteran service groups and community organizations to provide end-of-life care to our nation’s veterans and give support to their families.

Hospice Services for Veterans’ Unique Life Experiences

  • Palliative (comfort) care for pain and symptom management
  • Music and massage therapy
  • Spiritual care and counseling for veterans’ needs
  • Advance care planning (health care decision-making)
  • Resources for veterans and dependents

 

 

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Fully-covered Hospice Care

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Are you a veteran who is interested in assisting a patient who is also a veteran? This is a unique opportunity to offer support that only another veteran can. Hospice Veteran Volunteers can engage in a number of activities for patients and their families in their homes, nursing homes, or assisted living centers.

If you are a veteran and interested in learning more about becoming a veteran companion volunteer, call 716-989-2018 or click here for more information.


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  • "There comes a time when all the cutting-edge medicine in the world can’t cure the illness, treat the disease, or slow the aging process. It is at that point, when our hospice and palliative care services stand as our last opportunity to thank America’s veterans, to provide them comfort and compassion, and to help them find peace."
    – Anthony J. Principi, former Secretary, United States Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • "Shout out to Hospice Buffalo home health Team 5 who has been helping us with dad the past couple of months. They sent him a nice Veteran’s Day card with a star from an old flag. They are all so nice from his two aids, nurse, social worker, massage and music therapist, who sings and plays guitar, and even the volunteer who cut his hair along with my sister, sister-in-law and brother. It takes a village! But I know he appreciates the help and company, and being able to stay in his home. Update: Hospice continues to be kind to my dad. I know Medicare pays for expenses and that is wonderful too but the care given is great. He turned 94 on the December 3rd. Hospice brought him nice cards, a lap blanket, and his favorite chocolate cake with chocolate frosting! Thanks again!"
    – Lynda Gordon