Capital Caring Health has worked hard to provide the best palliative, hospice, and other types of healthcare to our veteran patients since we were founded in 1977. It makes us feel good to care for veterans who once gave so willingly of themselves in the service of the United States.
That’s why, when it comes to Veterans Health and Support Services in Virginia, we don’t cut any corners. We go to great efforts to ensure that the end-of-life proceedings for patients with advanced illnesses are compassionate and comforting both for patients and their families and caregivers.
One way we do that is by making our hospice care customizable to our patients’ circumstances. Patients can receive hospice in one of our many locations throughout Virginia or in the comfort of their own homes.
So you know what you can expect, here are three major components of Capital Caring Health’s Veterans Health and Support Services in Virginia.
3 Components of Veterans Health & Support Services in Virginia
The first and perhaps most important aspect of responsible hospice is the team that is providing healthcare to the patient. Hospice is a branch of medicine that can truly be called interdisciplinary. At any given time, hospice care can involve the contributions of nurses, doctors, physical therapists, home-health aides, spiritual counselors, dieticians, and volunteers. Capital Caring Health even makes every effort to match veteran hospice patients to veteran volunteers so these individuals can form closer relationships based on shared experiences.
Given the close involvement of all of these people in providing quality veterans’ hospice care in Virginia, it is easy to see why it’s important to work with the best hospice team you can find for your loved one.
Treatment and Therapy
The next aspect of hospice care to mention is the treatment and therapy portion. Hospice care treats symptoms rather than illnesses themselves. This is not to say that no one ever leaves hospice once they enter it, but what we are focused on with our hospice care is the raising of our patients’ quality of life. We may take x-rays, draw blood, and provide radiation therapy for patients as we care for them, but mostly we want to make patients comfortable. That may involve providing patients with medications to dull pain, oxygen to help them breathe more easily, and even mental/spiritual support to help them work through any anxiety they have about the coming days or weeks.
Focusing on the Veterans
The final aspect of our Veterans Health and Support Services in Virginia that we want to highlight is our focus on the veteran status of these patients. Given what veterans sacrifice by serving in the US armed forces, we take it upon ourselves to give back to these exceptional men and women who gave up their time and safety to protect their fellow citizens.
For instance, we can provide hospice to our veteran patients wherever they are, including in state-run veteran homes or the familiarity of a patient’s home. We are also sensitive to the physical and psychological medical conditions that many veterans face, and we do our best to provide relief from the symptoms of those conditions. Capital Caring Health also maintains a Battle Buddy volunteer program so veteran patients can interact with veteran volunteers. Finally, when a patient’s journey ends, we help families to facilitate military funerals.
Professional Veterans Health & Support Services in Virginia
Capital Caring Health exists to provide the best possible palliative and hospice care to veteran patients who need it most. We owe veterans our greatest efforts in these areas, both to show them respect as human beings nearing the ends of their lives and to say “thank you” for their service.
If you think your veteran loved one could benefit from our Veterans Health and Support Services in Virginia, contact Capital Caring Health. We maintain facilities in Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Richmond, and many other locations. We can make our hospice care work for you, wherever you would like it to be.
Call us today to learn more. One of our representatives will be glad to answer any of your questions so you feel comfortable making this important decision for your family member or friend.