VITAS is committed to honoring those who have served America by providing them high-quality care at the end of life. And our teams of experienced hospice professionals are trained to understand U.S. veterans’ unique end-of-life care needs.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 23.6 million veterans now live in the United States. Veterans make up one-fourth of all deaths today (650,000 per year)—reflecting the aging of the Greatest Generation that served during World War II, now in their 80s and beyond.
All too often, the end-of-life care that veterans receive does not reflect their unique needs for quality of life, their sacrifices and the effects that military service and combat have had on their lives.
VITAS is committed to eliminating this oversight. We provide care for veterans who have a wide range of terminal conditions, and our staff understands the veteran’s point of view.
WE HONOR VETERANS Recognition
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) created a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of Veterans called We Honor Veterans. VITAS of East Bay continue dedication towards veterans has reached a Partner Level One which demonstrates a level of commitment and proficiency by an organization to providing quality care and services to Veterans and their families. VITAS of Sacramento continue education to the staff and community allowed the to achieve a Level Two. VITAS of San Francisco has reviewed a Level Three which they honor veterans through the development of strong relationships with the VA Medical Centers and other veteran organizations.