Hospice Care Corporation reaches Level IV, the highest level,  in the We Honor Veterans Program, ensuring quality end-of-life care for veterans.

We Honor Veterans (WHV) provides resources to: promote Veteran-centric educational activities; increase organizational capacity to serve Veterans; support development of strategic partnerships; and increase access and improve quality.

Our staff and Veteran Volunteers understand the unique needs and challenges of Veterans; and, we are meeting the specific issues that Veterans and their families may face at the end of life.

Our Veterans deserve the highest level of hospice care, respect and gratitude for the sacrifices they have made in serving us. And, we believe it is never too late to say thank you, honor and give them a hero’s welcome home.

Hospice Care’s Veteran Volunteer Program

This important Veteran Volunteer Program matches patients with Veteran volunteers that share similar histories to improve the patient’s quality of life with psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues at end of life.

Much can be done to serve and honor those Veterans who gave of themselves and sacrificed for us. This important patient care experience is invaluable for both the patient and the Veteran volunteer because it:

  • Creates a bond and camaraderie through their code of conduct and honor
  • Builds trust through common life experiences
  • Resolves cultural and societal issues of war experiences – survivor’s guilt
  • Dissolves the stoicism and secrecy of the past unresolved issues
  • Supports sharing of life review and healing for better outcomes

Veteran Volunteer Program Opportunities…so many ways to serve

  • Companionship, socialization, letter writing, playing games
  • Light housekeeping, transportation, and running errands
  • Life Review and telling stories for family legacy
  • Provide caregivers with a much needed break
  • Participate in pinning ceremonies
  • Education and assistance with Veteran Benefits
  • Assist in replacing medals and final wishes
  • Visit Veterans at Hospice Care’s Inpatient Unit
  • Participate in Memorial Services

For more information on how to participate or volunteer, please contact Kim Riley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hospice Care’s 19th Annual Camp Nabe

Last Call for Campers

 

Hospice Care Corporation is now interviewing campers to attend its Annual Camp Nabe Bereavement Camp to be held at the Camp Roy Weller, Bruceton Mills, WV during the weekend of June 26 - 28, 2015.  Camp Nabe is designed to help children, ages 7 – 17, which have experienced the death of a loved one in the past year.  Campers do not have to have an affiliation with Hospice Care, nor did their loved one have to have been patients of Hospice Care.

 

Today, Camp Nabe has given hundreds of children from around the state a sense of understanding and comradery that continues to feed into their lives today.  The Camp is provided free of charge to any qualified child.  Hospice Care, a non-profit hospice, funds the camp through donations, grants, and sponsorships.  Staff for the weekend is a combination of employees and community volunteers who not only help attendees to learn coping skills, but have a lot of fun too.

 

The camp provides children with tools to deal with death and grief.  In the time after a death, questions, confusion, and worry can take over for not only the adults, but even more so for the children that are often “shielded” from the bereavement process.  This reality, and the fact that timely support can replace these fears with faith and coping skills, is what prompted Hospice Care Corporation to hold the first Camp Nabe Bereavement Camp for children.

 

 

If you have questions, would like more information, or would like to make a donation to, or sponsor a child to Camp Nabe call Kadie Baker with Hospice Care Corporation at 1-304.599.4200 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 20, 2015

Contact:

Cynthia Woodyard
Hospice Care Corporation
304.864.0884
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Hospice Care Corporation Named a 2015 HOSPICE HONORS Recipient for

Braxton, Calhoun, Gilmer and Preston Counties

Arthurdale, WV, May 1, 2015] —Hospice Care Corporation’s Preston county has been named a 2015 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta, an industry leader in data-driven management. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of satisfaction as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

“This is the third year that we are presenting this award to top performers, and it’s very rewarding to recognize their hard work and commitment to improving care,” said Kevin Porter, Senior Vice President of Deyta Analytics.

This notable recognition is determined by using the Deyta Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (Deyta FEHC) survey results from approximately 1,700 partnering hospices contained in Deyta’s FEHC database with an evaluation period of October 2013 through September 2014. Deyta identified Hospice Honors recipients by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of eighteen satisfaction indicator measures. The set of questions included only indicator measures, omitting qualifying, leader and demographic questions. Individual hospice performance scores were aggregated for the evaluation period and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a national average score calculated from Deyta’s FEHC database.

Hospice Care Corporation, Cynthia Woodyard, Vice President of Public Affairs, credits our experienced staff in Preston county, "Our Care Team of hospice professionals are very experienced in end-of-life care and exceed patient and family expectations on a daily basis.  When you want the best compassionate care for your loved one, make sure you ask for Hospice Care Corporation by name.”

Hospice Care Corporation, a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization, is dedicated to serving the terminally ill and their families individuals transitioning through life-limiting illness while providing outreach, education and expertise in grief support to the entire community.

In 1983, Hospice Care Corporation was founded in Preston County by a group of volunteers who wanted to ensure that individuals received end-of-life care with compassion and dignity in the comfort of their home or wherever they resided. Hospice Care Corporation is owned by the communities it serves in North Central West Virginia.  In fact, Hospice Care is the only non- profit, stand-alone hospices serving this area.

About Deyta

Partnering with thousands of hospice, home health, and healthcare organizations, Deyta simplifies data-driven management, enabling clients to overcome the mountains of data that cloud good judgment. With Deyta’s High Definition Success Guidance solutions and services, healthcare leaders make proactive decisions that strengthen financial performance, improve operational efficiency, ensure CMS compliance, and provide better patient care.