QUALITY CARE FOR VETERANS
Chicago Hope does recognize the unique needs of veterans and families who are experiencing advanced illnesses. Our interdisciplinary teams of trained hospice professionals understand and respond appropriately to these needs.
Many veterans have served in dangerous duty assignments. Some veterans may have served in combat. Dangerous duty assignment, combat or not, often leaves the residuals of trauma and symptoms of PTSD with the veteran. As veterans age, these traumatic memories may surface and cause significant distress for the veteran and family. Education and understanding is important in providing a medically appropriate, emotionally safe, and supportive environment when this happens.
Since hospice care is part of the VHA Standard Medical Benefits Package, all enrolled veterans are eligible if they meet the clinical need for service. There are No Co-Pays for hospice care when provided by the VA or an organization with a VA contract.