Capital Caring Launches New Veterans’ Impact Program

Capital Caring’s new Veteran’s Impact Program (VIP) Focused on Enhanced Support for Those Who Have Served

Capital Caring is proud to serve the many veterans and their families within our community covering Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia. While we have been recognizing the veterans in our service for more than 40 years, we have discovered that what veterans and their caregivers need most is ‘boot-on-the ground’ help – help in securing more in-home caregiver support, assistance in securing veterans’ benefits, such as disability compensation, Veterans Affairs healthcare, and veterans’ pension with aid and attendance. In addition, veterans need assistance in working with physicians attuned to diagnosing conditions peculiar to active duty service.

Working in collaboration with all major departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and active duty medical facilities in the Virginia, Maryland, and DC area, as well as the numerous VA Community-based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), Capital Caring will help  facilitate access to the valuable resources and benefits that veterans and their families are entitled to and build a world-class veterans care program for other hospice organizations to follow.

David Benhoff was recently selected to develop and implement a ROBUST and multi-faceted Veterans Program throughout all of Capital Caring.  David served over 25 years as an intelligence and counterintelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps, during which time he deployed and took part in Operations Just Cause (Panama invasion and stabilization, 1989-90), Iraqi Freedom (Iraq, 2005), and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, 2009).

Following retirement from the Marine Corps in 2012, David transitioned into the healthcare field as a way to continue serving—working as the Veteran Program Coordinator for several years with another hospice provider before coming to Capital Caring in 2016 as a Volunteer Coordinator, and later, serving as a Care Representative in the Manassas neighborhood.

In addition to his role with Capital Caring, David is also vice-president and co-founder of Hero’s Bridge, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting older veterans in need.  David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, from Lynchburg University.

For more information on Capital Caring’s Veterans’ Impact Program, contact David Benhoff at dbenhoff@capitalcaring.org.

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