Genesis Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner
Zanesville, OH (Nov. 7, 2013) – Genesis Hospice recently became a national partner in the "We Honor Veterans" campaign. The unique type of care addresses the special needs of people who have served our country.
"We’re glad to be able to provide this unique care for veterans in our community," said Rebecca Jenei, R.N., BSN, director of Genesis Hospice Care. Genesis Hospice is the only hospice in the area to become a national partner in the "We Honor Veterans" campaign and achieve a Level One status.
In order to receive the Level One status, caregivers and volunteers received special training to address veterans’ needs. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Genesis Hospice is better able to accompany and guide veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in some cases where there might be some specific needs related to the veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Genesis Hospice will find tools to help support those they’re caring for.
U.S. veterans comprise 25 percent of the people who die every year in the United States. The "We Honor Veterans" program focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. The program is provided through the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
To find out more about the "We Honor Veterans" campaign, call Genesis Hospice at (740) 454-5364.