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Bone-afide Veterans News – Hospice for Veterans

by Antoinette Bone on Apr 6, 2017 Posted on Our Blog

The Veteran’s Administration provides hospice care to veterans. The VA can purchase hospice services from community providers, including hospice care provided at home or in an institution as an inpatient.   Hospice and palliative care is a covered benefit for all enrolled veterans, on par with all other medical services included in the Medical Benefits […]

Hospice History   The concept of hospice as medical treatment is a relatively new concept.  Physician Dame Cicely Saunders introduced the idea of specialized care for the dying.  She began working with the terminally ill in 1948 and started the first modern hospice center in London in 1967.  She brought the concept of hospice to […]