Hospice Professionals on a Mission to Serve Our Veterans

America’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country. We believe it’s never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. That’s why The Hospice of Baton Rouge is on a mission to serve those who have served.

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You Are Not Alone

We Honor Veterans, a program of NHPCO and VA, is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying veterans. The program teaches respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement to comfort patients with a history of military and possibly physical or phycological trauma.

Caring for Veterans Every Day

The Hospice of Baton Rouge staff has received training from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to assist veterans during their end-of-life care. We understand that veterans share a unique culture yet have different experiences that may greatly impact end-of-life care.

  • We understand that some combat veterans who have coped well throughout their lives may experience increased combat-related memories and distressing emotions during their end-of-life journey.
  • We understand that exposure to traumatic events may also impact physical health later in life.
  • We recognize that the effects of military service, good and bad, can continue to resonate throughout a lifetime.
  • Our team understands these challenges

The Hospice of Baton Rouge offers services to address your specific needs, such as:

  • Connecting with your local VA staff to provide resources.
  • Accessing VA benefits.
  • Emotional counseling support for you and your family.
  • Veteran to Veteran volunteer program.
  • Assistance with military funeral and memorial planning.
  • Bereavement counseling.

How can The Hospice of Baton Rouge help your loved one?

  • Our care team comes to you so that you can remain in your own home.
  • No more unnecessary hospitalizations.
  • Live as pain-free as possible.
  • Receive medication, supplies, and equipment that help make you more comfortable.
  • Have your pain and symptoms well managed to provide more quality time with family and friends.
  • Receive regular home visits and have nurses available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist you.
  • Help you access VA or Medicare hospice benefits.
  • Offer emotional and spiritual support for you, your family, and caregiver.

Your Life. Your Care. Your Choice.