Hospice of Odessa is a We Honor Veterans level four partner and is proud to serve the Veterans of the Permian Basin with our expert care. We Honor Veterans is a national awareness and action campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This partnership is a coalition of our organization, the Department of Veterans Affairs Department facilities, community organizations and others working together to give excellent end-of-life care to our local Veterans and the necessary support for their families. We are pledged to ensure that no Veteran on our service dies alone or unrecognized.
Hospice of Odessa is committed to providing the highest quality care to our nation’s Veterans living in West Texas. During the admission process, our team of professionals conducts a simple interview to learn about the Veteran’s military service. A military history checklist is used to understand the scope and duration of the service in order to provide the best care possible to the Veteran and support to the Veteran’s family. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, exposure to Agent Orange, psychological and spiritual issues, as well as other complicating factors can be addressed by our expert interdisciplinary hospice team as they work to honor each Veteran’s preferences for their end-of-life care.
Hospice of Odessa is proud to partner with Veterans as volunteers who will be specifically assigned to each Veteran patient. Called our Vet-to-Vet program, these volunteers, because of shared experiences, have the unique ability to relate and connect with Veteran patients and their families.
Every Veteran utilizing Hospice of Odessa's services will enjoy a pinning ceremony in gratitude for their service and sacrifice. Veterans will be gifted a We Honor Veterans hat and pin as well as a quilt lovingly made by the Midland Quilters Guild. Near the end of life it is our honor to perform a “Final Salute” for these special heroes.