Adoray has earned Partner Level III certification for its involvement in the “We Honor Veterans” program. Submitted photo
Adoray has earned Partner Level III certification for its involvement in the “We Honor Veterans” program. Submitted photo

Submitted by Amber Bettinger, Adoray Home Health & Hospice

BALDWIN, WI – Adoray Home Health & Hospice recently was awarded a Partner Level III certification for its involvement in the We Honor Veterans program.

The Veteran Administration and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization have come together to create a program to recognize the unique needs of America’s Veterans and their families and to help hospice and palliative care programs learn how to accompany and guide Veterans through the end of life.  There are four levels of the We Honor Veterans Program that a hospice can achieve. 

Thanks to the hard work and leadership of Dorothy Washington and Leann Lifto, Adoray has reached level III status of the WHV program.   This is a huge accomplishment.  Thank you to staff and volunteers who helped make this achievement possible!  It is the goal of Adoray to reach level IV status by September 2019.

Through the We Honor Veterans program, Adoray gratefully acknowledges its military and service men, women and families. The mission of the program is to serve the nation’s veterans, who have served their country so selflessly, during their end-of-life journey. Adoray honors all hospice patients who have served in the military with a special ceremony. Each honoree is presented with a pin, framed certificate, and a patriotic lap quilt. In 2018, Adoray had the honor of providing a special recognition ceremony to 26 Veterans in our community.

As a veteran-centric organization, Adoray Hospice provides a Vet-to-Vet program, which aims to pair veteran volunteers with veteran hospice patients. These hospice-trained volunteers, with personal military experience, have the unique ability to relate and connect with veteran patients and their families.

To learn more about the We Honor Veterans program with Adoray Hospice or to volunteer with the Vet-to-Vet program through the organization, please call 715-629-1915, email Leann Lift at l.lifto@adorayhomecare.org.