Caring for our veterans.
Hospice of the Valley is proud to provide compassionate, quality care to veterans in our community. We pay special tribute to veterans and their families with our Saluting Our Veterans program and we are a proud partner of the nationally recognized We Honor Veterans program, which recognizes the contribution that Vietnam War-era veterans made in serving our country with such pride and courage.
We have a strong commitment to honoring our veteran patients in all branches of service for the sacrifices they made to preserve the freedoms we all cherish. We strive to meet their unique needs, including help with PTSD and navigating their medical benefits. Hospice of the Valley’s Saluting Our Veterans tribute program gives families a final opportunity to reminisce and share memories.
It is our goal to provide veterans with excellent care at end of life. Our social workers and community liaisons can assist families who have questions about these topics:
- Veterans Hospice Care
- Veterans Hospice Benefit
- Veterans Administration Hospice Care
- End-of-life issues for veterans
- Veterans Home Health Care
- Veterans Nursing Home
- Veterans affairs medical center
- Veteran health care
- Veterans nursing homes near you
- Veterans benefits for assisted living
- Veteran health benefits
- Long-term care for veterans
We are grateful for the opportunity to honor veterans at this meaningful time of their lives.
We invite you to watch this short impactful video, which creates awareness and a better understanding of our veterans.
Dec. 26, 2019, marked the 50th anniversary of the deadliest sea disaster of the Vietnam War. Charlie Wilson, 87, husband and caregiver of Hospice of the Valley patient Mary Wilson, was the captain of Merchant Marine vessel SS Badger State. The ship was bound for Vietnam in late 1969 when its cargo of bombs tragically detonated.
Badly wounded flying on this 11th bombing mission during World War II, Wayne Pomeroy received both Purple Heart and Silver Star medals. The Air Force veteran served on the City Council and as mayor of Mesa, Arizona, from 1966 to 1980.
Staff Sgt. Ken “Stoney” Jones served three tours of duty in Vietnam with the Army. He also served as a state trooper in Pennsylvania and was a Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy before retiring from law enforcement.