PARIS, TN – Veterans have protected and cared for our country. At HCMC Home Health and Hospice, we participate in the national We Honor Veterans program. This is a national awareness program that focuses on strengthening partnerships and networking with other Veteran organizations to enhance veterans and their families’ care and availability of services.
Our goal is to recognize our Veterans’ unique needs and challenges and guide them with a respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment leading to a more peaceful end-of-life journey. HCMC Home Health and Hospice has been awarded the “Level Three” status in the We Honor Veterans program for our ongoing Veterans Service and Outreach activities.
Through our compassionate, Veteran-centric care, we are honored to serve those who have served us. Special training is provided to clinicians, staff, and volunteers to support specific veterans’ care needs.
- Veteran needs based upon deployment and combat experiences
- Building a Veteran-centric program
- Understanding the Veteran benefits
We Honor Veterans is a program pioneered by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment.
“HCMC Home Health and Hospice is proud to be a part of this program that honors our veterans,” said Cynthia Stigall, HCMC Home Health and Hospice Director. “Our Hospice team works hard to ensure that we provide outstanding services to not just our veterans, but all families in our Hospice program.
There are five levels of participation achievement. Each level requires speciﬁc activities to progressively increase abilities to serve our Veterans. HCMC Home Health and Hospice is currently at a Level Three Participation. We Honor Veterans includes:
- A focused admissions process, including speciﬁc Veteran admission information
- A care team who identiﬁes and meets the unique needs of Veterans and their families, insurance coverage of care, and available Veteran beneﬁts
- An individualized plan of care that is Veteran and family-centered and includes the Veteran’s military experiences
- Service Recognition with special ceremonies
- Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer programs
- Effort to replace lost medals and awards
- Emotional support and bereavement counseling
For more information about HCMC Home Health and Hospice, call them today at 731-642-7600 or go online at www.hcmc-tn.org
HCMC Home Health and Hospice
Henry County Medical Center Home Health and Hospice is a progressive community home care provider serving the healthcare needs of Henry, Benton, Carroll, Humphreys, Stewart and Weakley counties. We are a hometown-owned, not-for-profit organization, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization and are licensed and certified by the state of TN.
Home Health is designed to provide the smoothest transition from hospital to home. Patients must be referred to Home Health and must be homebound, need skilled care in the home and be under the care of a physician. The staff provides valuable physical assessment, evaluation, and instruction for the patient and family, while closely monitoring the patient’s condition with regular reports to his or her physician.
Hospice is support for people with limited life expectancy and their families. We provide a comfortable, supportive environment, ensuring that the quality of life is the best it can be. We pay special attention to physical, spiritual and psychological needs of our patients and their families. Hospice patients must be certified by their primary care physician as having limited life expectancy and their physician must agree to manage their care. Referrals to hospice are made by physicians, hospital personnel, patients, family, friends, and clergy.
About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.