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Many veterans who’ve served our country are now finding themselves in need of end-of-life care. Half of the men who die every day in the U.S. are veterans, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Millions of Americans who served in World War II and in Korea are now in their 80s and 90s and Vietnam veterans are reaching older age too. A large number of these vets are under the care of hospice across the country.
If a veteran has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness by a VA physician with a life expectancy of 6 months or less (should the disease run its natural course) they qualify to receive hospice services. The VA offers needed hospice and palliative care services for all enrolled veterans, these services can be provided in both an inpatient setting or in the home. You can choose between agencies that are certified and among payers of the VA-Compassi