Nathan Adelson Hospice the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in southern Nevada, announced today they achieved the recently-created and now-highest Level Five in The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) We Honor Veterans Program. By achieving this level as a We Honor Veterans Partner, Nathan Adelson Hospice is recognized as an organization that actively works to increase access to hospice and palliative care for veterans in our community. Nathan Adelson Hospice will continue to provide veteran-centric education for staff and volunteers, identify patients with military experience, build professional and organizational capacity to provide care for veterans, and develop and strengthen partnerships with the VA and other veterans’ organizations.
“It is our honor to support local veterans who have valiantly served our country. In 2019, we had the privilege of caring for over 1,000 veterans,” said Karen Rubel, President and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice. “Our organization remains committed to meeting the unique needs of our veterans and making sure none of them end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.”
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 are aging and need access to palliative and hospice care. Each level of the program indicates a higher proficiency in addressing the unique health care needs of veterans, both physical and emotional, including the psychological toll of war and how it impacts their end-of-life journey. In addition, Nathan Adelson Hospice also recognizes the military service of veterans with special pinning ceremonies and awards.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for over 40 years, is the oldest, largest and only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an inpatient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.
The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.