Wednesday, November 2, 2016

It’s Never too Late to Thank a Veteran

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country in the military.

These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s Veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end.

As our nation marks Veterans Day, Life Touch Hospice deepens our commitment to increase Veterans’ access to the compassionate, high quality care available from the nation’s hospice and palliative care providers. A couple of the ways we’re making this happen is through our Operation Appreciation program and our active involvement with We Honor Veterans, an innovative program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that was created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

There is something else that’s important for every American to do – and that is to say, “thank you” to our country’s Veterans. Not just on November 11 but all year long.  Operation Appreciation will be out thanking veterans who live in our long term care partners facilities across our service area.  Each veteran will receive a certificate of thanks and be pinned by one of our veteran or current military volunteers:

Monday Nov 7th - Camden AR
Ouachita Nursing and Rehab 10 pm
Pine Hills Health and Rehab 1:00 pm

 Tuesday Nov 8th - Magnolia AR
 Wentworth Place 10 am
 Magnolia Health and Rehab 1:30 pm
Dudneywood Assisted Living – 3:30pm

 Wednesday Nov 9th - El Dorado AR
 Hudson Memorial Nursing Home 10am
Timberlane Health and Rehab 2 pm

 Thursday Nov 10th - El Dorado AR
 Oak Ridge Nursing and Rehab - 10 am
 Courtyard Rehab and Health - 2 pm

Thursday Nov 10th - Warren AR
Chapel Woods Health and Rehab 2pm

 Friday Nov 11th - El Dorado AR
 Champagnolle Landing Senior Center - 10 am
 Grace Point and Ella Manor - 2 pm

Ask your friends, neighbors, coworkers and others in your community whether they have served in the military (you may be surprised how many have)—and thank those who have served for their sacrifice.

It surprises many Americans to learn that every day, 1,800 Veterans die. That’s more than 680,000 Veterans every year – or 25 percent of all the people who die in this country annually.

If you know a Veteran who is in need of the special care hospice brings to people facing serious and life-limiting illness, please reach out and help them learn more about care options by visiting or call us at 1-866-378-0388.

To all our nation’s Veterans, thank you.

If you would like to support work being done at the national level to expand care for Veterans at the end of life, please visit

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