We are proud to announce that our Hospice Care program has achieved a Level Three status with the We Honor Veterans program. This recognition reflects Cornerstone VNA’s commitment to ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care.
We Honor Veterans is a national Hospice provider awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Cornerstone VNA is better prepared to build organizational capacity to provide quality care for veterans and to strengthen partnerships with veteran organizations. In addition, they strive to increase access to hospice and palliative care for veterans living in their community and to network with other hospices across the country to learn about best practice models.
According to Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Nicolazzo, “At Cornerstone VNA, we are privileged to do whatever we can to honor veterans and their family members, and to express our gratitude to them for their gallantry at the end of their lives.” Cornerstone VNA is proud have two veterans serving as Hospice volunteers, Paula Carr and Bruce Larrabee. According to Paula Carr, “Being a veteran and volunteering with Cornerstone VNA’s Hospice We Honor Veterans Program is very special to me.” Carr adds, “Being able to communicate and relate is important and being there even for just a listening ear for the veterans is important. We are all soldiers that played different roles in the different branches, and we are all proud to be an American!”
For more information about the We Honor Veterans program at Cornerstone VNA, contact Nancy Nicolazzo, Chaplain/Volunteer Coordinator at 603-332-1133 x239 or NNicolazzo@cornerstonevna.org.