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3 Ways to Honor Veterans in Hospice Care

Monday, July 02, 2018 | Joe Nester

3 Ways to Honor Veterans in Hospice Care

Many veterans of World War II and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam – as well as those who have served during times of peace – are now seeking hospice care.

As the demand for this type of care grows for these honorable men and women, more people are asking how they can honor veterans receiving this sort of specialized care. There are a variety of things you can do to honor them, including those listed below.

Send Cards and Letters

While a simple “thank you for your service” will do, telling them what their service means to you through written words might brighten their days even more.

Don’t wait for holidays to do this. Every day can be lonely for the men and women at this stage in their lives. Cards, notes, and letters provide the perfect pick-me-up and puts a smile on their face.

Provide a Warm, Colorful Blanket

Many hospice care patients have hospital types of blankets that offer little color or feeling of home.

Bringing a warm lap blanket or shoulder shrug offers additional comfort and helps to brighten up a room that might seem a little dull.

Bring Music from their Youth

Music of the 40s, 50s, and 60s offer sounds familiar to the men and women who served during those eras.

Depending on the age of the veterans in question, sending music that might remind them of their youth is a great gift. It is something familiar and comfortable – even decades later.

To make sure they have the care they deserve, Agape Hospice offers compassionate care to veterans and others as they approach the end of their lives. With more than 20 locations throughout South Carolina, we are dedicated to providing outstanding hospice care for improving quality of life for people living in the final stages of their illnesses. Contact us today to learn more about the loving services we offer and how we can work with you to increase the comfort and care for your loved one in his or her final days

I am old enough to remember life before hospice, and the deaths I have seen were not happy, peaceful passings.

Rebecca Steele,