A series of two webinars for hospice personnel!
Approximately 1800 veterans die every day – that's a quarter of all deaths in America each year. Yet only 15% of veterans use the valuable end-of-life healthcare benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA provides healthcare benefits specifically designed for elderly veterans, including geriatric healthcare for those with complex needs and long-term care programs at home, VA medical centers, or in the community. End-of-life care costs can add up quickly, particularly for veterans who may have healthcare challenges due to their dedication and service.
This series will provide a comprehensive overview of available services for veterans facing long-term or end-of-life care decisions. There are opportunities to provide support to veterans and their families via hospice and palliative care. Respecting personal culture, religious beliefs, and values are critical to your role when guiding them through the decision-making process.
You may register for the entire series or individual sessions.
- Veterans, VA Benefit, Hospice & Palliative Care
- Hospice Team Engagement: Your Role in Making a Difference & Honoring the Veteran's Healthcare Decisions
Session Dates & Descriptions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Mountain
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Central
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Veterans, VA Benefit, Hospice & Palliative Care
This webinar will address the special needs of veterans and the services available through the VA. The program will address delivery of hospice and palliative care services in different settings. Who pays? What can be provided to the member? Is it a VA or traditional Medicare benefit? Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Hospice Team Engagement: Your Role in Making a Difference & Honoring the Veteran's Healthcare Decisions
The VA healthcare system can be overwhelming. This webinar will examine your role in helping veterans and their loved ones navigate the system in a simple way. You'll learn about the resources available for support services staff, how to access them, and how to move the veteran and family toward a positive end-result.
The presentation will review key areas, including tools for shared decision-making: worksheets for veterans and caregivers; locating services and resources that provide care; Family Caregiver Navigator; eldercare services; caregiver wellness and support; and an advance care planning process. Your support can make a difference to veterans and families during the difficult end-of-life journey.