Frontier Home Health and Hospice is proud to be a partner of We Honor Veterans: Caring Professionals with a Mission to Serve. We Honor Veterans is a national awareness and action campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
As a member of the We Honor Veterans program, we are committed to providing excellent home health and hospice care that honors the Veteran’s preferences.
Our commitment to creating a Veteran-centric culture includes:
To focus on the needs, desires, and treatments of our Veterans
To engage Veteran responsibility and accountability in their plan of care
To provide collaborative care with the VA and other healthcare providers serving Veterans
We serve our country by caring for the men and women who served our country!
The Veterans Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996 provides hospice services to eligible Veterans. VA Hospice Care is provided to a Veteran meeting all of the following criteria:
Is diagnosed with a life limiting illness
Has treatment goals focused on comfort rather than cure
Life expectancy of 6 months or less if the disease runs its normal course, as deemed by a VA physician
Accepts hospice care
Hospice Community Nursing Home Benefit
The VA recognizes that while most Veterans prefer to die at home there are occasions when that care cannot be provided safely at home. In such cases the VA may cover room and board at a VA contracted community nursing home.
VA Aid and Attendance Special Monthly Pension (SMP)
The SMP is a “tax free” pension that may be available to help offset the cost of assisted living , in-home personal care, and nursing home care. This pension allows veterans and surviving spouses to purchase the services and care they need and can be used in conjunction with their VA Hospice Care Benefit.