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.
We Honor Veterans Program
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.
Recognition Certificates- Provided to each NHHC patient in recognition of their military service & branch
Veteran Escort Ceremony- Out of respect for our veterans, when they pass away at one of our residential communities, they are escorted, draped with an American flag to the front entrance. The flag is then folded upon their farewell.
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:
Need Assistance in Filing for VA Benefits?
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