Capital Caring Health has proudly served members of the military since our founding in 1977, providing a full suite of care and services, plus recognition ceremonies and programs to match veteran patients with our veteran volunteers. While Capital Caring Health has recognized and honored our veterans for many years -- what we have discovered is that what veterans and their caregivers most need, is a “boots-on-the-ground” approach. This includes help in accessing more in-home caregiver support and veterans’ benefits, such as disability compensation, pensions and healthcare.

Under the leadership of Lt. Col. David Benhoff (Ret.), Capital Caring Health is working directly with federal, state, and local-level veterans service agencies to assure the veterans at Capital Caring get what they need, earned and deserve. Capital Caring Health’s new robust Veterans Health & Support Services program spans throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Capital Caring Health cares for veterans wherever they call home including in:

  • The home of the veteran or caregiver
  • Senior housing, assisted living and skilled-nursing facilities
  • Group homes, residences, foster care or homeless shelters
  • VA nursing home care units and VA medical centers
  • State Veterans home
  • Hospitals

Capital Caring Health’s Support Services for Veterans

Our veterans program provides a full range of services for any life-limiting condition. Services include:

  • Individualized pain and symptom relief plan that addresses medical and psychological issues common in veterans.
  • Disease-specific programs.
  • Medication, supplies and equipment.
  • Assistance identifying and securing resources and benefits for veterans and dependents.
  • Battle Buddy (a veteran or active duty military volunteer) who visits with patients who are veterans.
  • Formal recognition and appreciation for military service.
  • Assistance with military funeral and memorial planning.
  • Caregiver education.
  • Complementary therapies.
  • Grief support.

Our Veterans’ Health & Support Services Team

Capital Caring Health helps patients and caregivers communicate needs, navigate the healthcare system and plan for the future. Our interdisciplinary team brings together the skills and experience of:

  • Board certified physicians specializing in hospice and palliative care.
  • Specially trained nurses.
  • Hospice aides who assist with daily care.
  • Social workers who help patients and families cope with emotional and practical issues.
  • Chaplain offering non-denominational spiritual support.
  • Veteran-to-Veteran/Battle Buddy volunteers who provide companionship.
  • Complementary therapies including music, art, massage therapies to help relieve stress.
  • Bereavement counselors who help families prepare for death and cope with grief.

Lt. Col, (ret). David Benhoff

Veterans Health & Support Services Executive Lead


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Payment for Hospice Care

Veterans may be eligible to receive payment for hospice services through several programs. Veterans who are:

  • Enrolled with the VA health system may be covered by the VA benefit.
  • Eligible for Medicare are covered by the Medicare hospice benefit.
  • Eligible for Medicaid are covered by the Medicaid hospice benefit.
  • Enrolled in private insurance plans may be covered by their insurance policy

Refer a Patient

It is never too soon to learn about our Veterans Health & Support Services program. Anyone can make a referral. Simply call our 24-Hour Care Line at 800-869-2136 to ask questions or schedule a consultation.

Read more about Starting Hospice Care:

Hospice Care

Read more about the Center for Pain & Palliative Care:

Pain & Palliative Care

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