OUR VETERANS NEED YOU

Have you thanked a Veteran today? No? Well, here is a way we can give back something to those who gave their all for us. And also, check out more of Sheri’s extremely informative and wise website as well.

Sheri Lawrence de Grom

Veterans – 2015
by – Sheri de Grom

A veteran, possibly in your community, needs your help.

Veteran Affairs coordinates volunteers in their No Veteran Dies Alone (NVDA) program.

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Their mission is that no veteran will die alone.

We promise to take care of all veterans during life and in death. Many believe the ‘death’ portion of the promise refers to the burial benefits to which a veteran is entitled.

The NVDA volunteer program is an extension of the VA Hospice or Palliative Care Programs. For a veteran to qualify for the volunteer program he/she must participate in the VA Hospice or Palliative Care Program.

Many VA Hospitals lack sufficient bed space and comfort for this end-of-life population and the veterans are placed in community nursing homes where Hospice care is available. In many cases the care is available from their homes.

Often our…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Feb 11, 2015 @ 16:05:17

    I have spent much of my life literally watching with the dying (when I was a nun and then as a hospice nurse). This is something I would like to look in to.

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    • kanzensakura
      Feb 11, 2015 @ 18:36:25

      Good for you. I did similar such years ago as a volunteer for the Richmond Aids Network. I think doing something like this, giving some cheer and being there so they don’t die alone is truly an important thing to do. How interesting you were a nun and a hospice nurse. My aunt was a director for the hospice programs in the state where she lives. it is a good thing.

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