Throughout history, countless men and women have served in the United States armed forces, putting aside regard for themselves and leaving behind family and friends to defend our great nation and its ideals.
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ExpectCare recognizes the sacrifices these men and women have made and believe we owe a debt of gratitude for the security they have provided by defending our nation.
We also understand the traumatic effects war can have on Veterans and the feelings it can produce like anxiety, depression, reoccurring anger, self-blame, guilt, compulsive or aggressive behavior, and sleep disorders. This is known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some are affected so strongly that they are unable to live normal lives; and some may not experience any symptoms until they approach the end of life.
To better care for these patients, the ExpectCare staff and volunteers are educated and trained in caring for Veterans at the end of life and the effects of PTSD.
We have Programs specifically to support our Veterans.
No Veteran Dies Alone
The “No Veteran Dies Alone” (NVDA) program is inspired by the program called “No One Dies Alone,” and is designed to honor Veterans and to meet the needs of those Veterans who, for whatever reason, find themselves alone.
Veteran to Veteran
The Vet-to-Vet Program aims to pair recruited Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as Veterans. Once paired, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient thereby creating an environment where life review and healing may occur.
Veterans Recognition Program
Our Veteran Recognition Program acknowledges our Veteran patients by providing a certificate and honorary presentation. In addition, our volunteers create Life Journals of their experiences to share with their families.
You can expect More at ExpectCare. More support, More time, More attention.