St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care delivers Veteran-centric care to the community as a We Honor Veterans Level V Partner
(Brevard County, Florida) – St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care is proud to announce it has been recertified as a Level V Partner with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. This is the third year in a row that St. Francis Reflections has been recertified at the highest partnership level, demonstrating a superior level of commitment to Veteran-centric care in the community.
As a partner, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care provides specialized care to Veterans who are facing a serious illness. This includes a Veteran-to-Veteran volunteer program, training for all staff and volunteers on conflict-specific medical and mental health concerns, and knowledge to assist Veterans in navigating VA benefits. In addition to providing Veteran-centric care to their hospice and palliative care patients, St. Francis Reflections partners with local Veteran organizations to honor Veterans in long-term care facilities and the community.
“St. Francis Reflections serves all of Brevard County, a place so many military Veterans call home” said Joe Killian, President and CEO of St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. “It is vital that our community support the brave men and women who served our country. They deserve our respect, care and gratitude. Our participation We Honor Veterans spans nine years, and our entire staff, volunteers and Board of Directors are aligned with the goals, values and standards set by this national program. It is our mission to provide the highest quality care and compassionate support for Veterans, and no time is that more important than when they are facing serious or advanced illness.”
NHPCO and the Department of Veterans Affairs launched We Honor Veterans in 2010 to address the growing need for Veteran-centered care, especially as Veterans from different eras are aging and need access to Veteran-centric palliative and hospice care. Learn more about the We Honor Veterans program at www.WeHonorVeterans.org.
St. Francis Reflections is Brevard’s longest-serving, and only independent, non-profit hospice and palliative care resource. It was founded 45 years ago to provide extraordinary care for patients and families to help them deal with the greatest medical, emotional and spiritual challenges of their lives. Today, St. Francis Reflections cares for patients in their residences throughout Brevard County, wherever they call home. Its staff and volunteers work with dedication, compassion and great respect for those they serve guided by the mission statement: Uplifting Lives. Uplifting Each Other. Uplifting Our Community. Learn more at www.ReflectionsLSC.org and follow us on Facebook.
Mary Larson, Director of Business Development and Communications