November 10, 2022
NEVER BEFORE HAVE VETERANS WITH CHRONIC OR TERMINAL ILLNESS HAD ONE VALUABLE SOURCE FOR ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS AND BENEFITS. NOW THEY DO!
Falls Church, Virginia – Veterans Day is a holiday meant to honor all veterans of the uniformed services who served or currently serve in times of peace and war. These men and women earned precious benefits for their service, and many of those benefits are often underutilized or difficult to access.
Capital Caring Health is proud to be a member of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI), which offers valuable, innovative programs to its members. NPHI now offers a resource guide to assist staff, patients, and families in identifying, understanding, and acquiring appropriate veteran benefits through the Veterans Administration and each State’s Department of Veterans Services. For Virginia, The Veteran Benefits and Resources for Hospice and Palliative Care Patients guide includes information for veterans and their families regarding military pay, retirement pay, and survivor benefits through the Defense Finance and Accounting Services.
Additionally, the guide includes comprehensive sections on care benefits, burial benefits, Arrears of Pay and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity and filing claims. It provides information on qualifying for disability benefits, a military history checklist, and national plus local points of contact.
“We anticipate that this guide will be a tremendous resource for Veterans and their families in Virginia, whose service and sacrifices cannot be measured,” says Tom Koutsoumpas, CEO of Capital Caring Health. He adds, “The information is robust, yet practical for everyone in the Veteran’s support community, and we’re pleased to offer it to all in need.”
This guide was made possible by the NPHI Innovation Lab with the support of the EagleForce Warrior Foundation, Partner Plus Media, as well as numerous subject matter experts across various NPHI member programs. For more information about Capital Caring Health’s support of Veterans, please visit capitalcaring.org/veterans. For more information regarding NPHI, please visit www.hospiceinnovations.org or call 1-844-GET-NPHI (438-6744) with any questions.
The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of nearly 100 not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers dedicated to ensuring patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values, and preferences. Representing providers from 35 states and the District of Columbia, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective models of care, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care customized to meet each person’s unique needs, and build collaboration between national thought leaders, decision-makers, and other healthcare stakeholders to improve hospice care.
Capital Caring Health is a nonprofit, community-based organization founded in 1977. Capital Caring Health is one of the most experienced and respected providers of hospice, palliative, and elder care services in the country. Our compassionate hospice and palliative care doctors, nurses and physician and nursing assistants are board-certified, advanced certified, or specialty-trained, in hospice and palliative medicine. CCH spends more than $3.2 million annually to fund care for those who lack coverage or the necessary financial resources for services. Almost 90 cents of every dollar go to caring for patients and their families. Over the years, Capital Caring Health has provided hospice, palliative care, and counseling to nearly 120,000 patients and their families through our regional neighborhood network across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
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