Caring Circle is now certified as a Level 5 Partner in the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s n(NHPCO) We Honor Veterans program. At this level, Caring Circle has reached the highest rank possible in the program and is now considered a mentor program. This means we have committed to make ourselves available to support other organizations throughout the country as they work to enhance their own programs. It takes a special organization with many people who are actively engaged and willing to work together to reach this level and offer these services. We are so grateful for the countless champions for veteran care spanning across all disciplines and departments at Caring Circle who make quality veteran care a priority in their everyday work.
Welcome home Vietnam veterans
Most people are familiar with the celebrations that happen when service members come home from deployment. Due to the political and social climate of the time surrounding the Vietnam war, Vietnam veterans were never given this type of tribute or thanks when they returned home. On Monday, March 29, Caring Circle staff and volunteers, led by our We Honor Veterans program, had the pleasure of honoring Vietnam veteran hospice patients with a ceremony in honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day. A total of 11 Vietnam veterans were provided with a welcome home ceremony at their homes. They received welcome home Vietnam veteran beads, a special declaration, and a veteran star from their hospice team. Team members held welcome home signs, cheered, and helped give them the welcome home celebration they never received.