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Tuesday , December , 12 2017

 

         

We Honor Veterans program

As a proud partner in the We Honor Veterans program, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is committed to providing the highest quality care to our nation's veterans as they embark on life's final journey.

Focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and acknowledgement of service that is sensitive to each veteran's preference, our expert staff and volunteers pledge to provide the highest quality care to veterans and their families.

We document military service through:

  • Phone calls from volunteers
  • Work with the Veterans Administration to access practical resources
  • Recognize patients through a special pinning ceremony upon request
  • Arrange training to understand the special needs of veterans
  • Try to match veteran hospice volunteers with veteran patients

We recognize that every Veteran is different and their unique needs are often influenced by their personal military experience. Understanding how Veterans view their military service, whether positive or negative, can affect how they view their disease and end-of-life. As an agency we are stepping up and making it our mission to serve those men and women with the dignity they deserve.

"Maine veterans served our country and many still suffer the consequences from doing so. The very least we, as a community, can do, is to serve, thank and honor them for the commitments they made to protect us. As a Vietnam veteran, there is no more respectable way I can think of to do this than to be involved with the 'We Honor Veterans' program."

- Roger Hamann

 

 

Veteran-to-Veteran

The Veteran-to-Veteran Program aims to pair recruited Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as Veterans. Once paired with hospice patients who also have military experience, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient thereby creating an environment where life review and healing my occur.

Volunteers receive 20 hours of hospice training and 2 hours of Veteran-to-Veteran training. Volunteers must be Military Veterans and have an interest in supporting end of life patients who served in Military.

Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 2 hours of visiting each week. Volunteers will visit for companionship and may also cover respite time, so a family member can have a much needed break.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Office at 207.777.7740 or 1.800.482.7412 ext. 1280.

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