Hospice care for veterans program presented in Northwoods
The Hospice Foundation of America’s program titled “Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death” will be presented at two Northwoods locations including Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff on Tuesday, April 23, from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m., and Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander on Thursday, April 25, from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m.
The program is moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. The program will assist end-of-life care provider organizations as well as health and human service professionals in enhancing their sensitivities and understanding of veterans. It will also provide professionals with new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. The program focuses on military benefits and intersections with VA systems, and will explore the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them.
The event is open to the community and is sponsored by Ministry Home Care Hospice Services. Participation is free and no pre-registration is necessary. Companion books titled Improving Care for Veterans may be purchased at the event for $16. Continuing Education contact hours are available online through HFA. For more information, call Ministry Home Care at (800) 234-3542.