Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) May 13, 2013
The Akron regional office of Senior Independence Hospice has achieved level-three recognition in the We Honor Veterans program for compassionate and caring service to veteran patients who are facing life-limiting illness.
The award is next to the highest recognition level a hospice can earn through the national We Honor Veterans program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
In the We Honor Veterans program, hospice staff members are trained to care for the unique health needs of veterans. Patients are honored for their service through pinning ceremonies, in-home Veterans Day celebrations, and veteran-to-veteran companionship visits.
The community is engaged in giving grateful recognition to the veterans.
"The We Honor Veterans program of Senior Independence Hospice is all about uniting with our community to provide those who served our nation with special recognition for their sacrifice," said Senior Independence Hospice Nurse Nancy Miller, who also is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel.
Click here or call David Wilson at 330-873-3468 to learn more about Senior Independence Hospice and We Honor Veterans.
Senior Independence has partnered with We Honor Veterans, a program of the NHPCO in collaboration with the VA that focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of veterans.
Senior Independence, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), is one of Ohio's premier providers of home and community based services recognized for quality, innovation and a positive work environment. Statewide, Senior Independence provides services to more than 84,000 older adults in 40 Ohio counties and operates 13 adult day centers. Senior Independence also manages six senior centers in partnership with local governments. OPRS is the largest and most experienced not-for-profit provider of continuing care retirement communities and services in Ohio.