Veterans Services and Support
Hospice Benefit for Veterans:
Since Hospice Care is part of the VHA Standard Medical Benefits Package, all enrolled Veterans are eligible IF they meet the clinical need for the service.
How to Apply for VA Health Care: www.va.gov/health-care/how-to-apply/
No Expense to Veterans or Family
Expenses for hospice-related services or enrolled veterans are covered at 100 percent. There are NO COPAYS for Hospice Care. NHHC receives payment in full from Medicare, Medicaid, Tri-Care, and the Veterans Administration.
Highlighted Hospice Benefits
Care available at your home, nursing home, assisted living, or wherever you call home
No co-pay for hospice care
Medical equipment, medication, and personal comfort care supplies
Pain and symptom management centered on your comfort goals
Care coordinated with your doctors
Physical, occupational, and other therapy services
Spiritual care & support
Bereavement & ongoing grief support
Volunteers with military experience (when available)
What's covered under the Medicare Hospice Benefits, Official Government Booklet:
We Honor Veterans Program, Level 2
We are committed to honoring Veterans at the end of life & are proud members of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and the Veterans Administration. The goal of the program is simple – to care for and honor those who have served when they reach the end of life. By working through the partner levels and participating in community partnerships and collaborations, NHHC is able to educate, engage, and expand awareness to Veterans and their families. A vast majority of Veterans are not enrolled in VA and may not be aware of end-of-life services and benefits available to them, including the Medicare Hospice Benefit and VA-paid hospice care.
NHHC Honorary Veteran Activities:
Acknowledging veteran status upon initial hospice admission
Thanking veterans for their service
Sharing local veteran community resources with patients and families
Integrating best practices for providing end-of-life care to NHHC veterans
Educating local community agencies about Veterans’ issues and benefits
Providing recognition certificates and an American flag to each NHHC patient
Out of respect for our veterans, when they pass away at one of our residential communities we host a Veterans Escort Ceremony. The patients are escorted and draped with an American flag to the front entrance while military music is being played and given an "angels walk" where staff follow the body to the exit. The flag is then folded upon their farewell and given to the family.
Continually assessing and improving our ability to serve veterans
Veteran Assistance Resources
Locate a VA Service Officer
The State of Missouri has 41 highly trained and accredited Veterans Service Officers to assist you in filing for VA benefits. They are located across the state and are divided into 5 regions and almost every county.
Online Service Officer Locator: https://mvc.dps.mo.gov/service/serviceofficer/
Additional Service Officer Locator Assistance:
Missouri Veterans Commission
Veterans Service Program
Randall Watson, Director
Kevin Colyott, Assistant Director
Phone: (314) 340-6389 x427
Email: (Assistant) Keisha.Montgomery@mvc.dps.mo.gov
Vet Assist Home Care
Dedicated to helping veterans who have proudly served their country, or their surviving spouses, get the benefits they deserve. Veterans Home Care can provide you with assistance including: help with bathing, dressing, medication reminders, transportation, meal preparation, transferring to and from bed, personal care, respite care, light housekeeping, laundry, companionship, and additional services.
We help you determine if you qualify for the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit.
We assist you to identify and obtain documents needed for the application.
We help you complete and submit the application to the VA.
We provide your home care right away.
We furnish an interest-free loan so you can pay for your home care while the VA processes your application.
We monitor your application’s progress, and assist with responses to VA requests for additional information until your pension is approved.
Call Regarding a Veteran or Spouse Anywhere in the U.S.
National Referral Hotline: 1-888-314-6075
National Headquarters – Missouri
11861 Westline Industrial Drive, Suite 750
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
About the VA Pension
About the Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension benefit
In 1952 Congress passed Title 38 of the United States Code, creating what we now call the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and authorizing benefits for veterans. One of these benefits is the Non-Service Connected Pension, with “Aid & Attendance.” (Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension benefit.)
Even though the pension has been around for 60 years, very few people know about it or understand how it works. Veterans Home Care has experience successfully helping veteran families apply for and receive the pension.