Hospice Care for Veterans

Providing Compassionate Care through the We Honor Veterans Program

The impact of military service persists throughout a lifetime, influencing both the psychological and physical health of individuals. At VitalCaring, we recognize that veterans’ unique identities and experiences shape their end-of-life care needs. Through dedicated efforts such as veteran-centered education for our staff and volunteers, we strive to continuously deliver compassionate, personalized care, honoring those who bravely served in their time and whom we are privileged to serve now.

VitalCaring Hospice is honored to join We Honor Veterans, a program created by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This program is dedicated to understanding and meeting the unique end-of-life care needs of our nation’s veterans.

Through our partnership with We Honor Veterans, VitalCaring Hospice has achieved level three recognition. As part of this collaboration, we have implemented several initiatives, including:

  • Conducting targeted outreach presentations for Veterans
  • Keeping a relationship with a designated VA contact at the nearest VA medical or community clinic
  • Integrating the Military History Checklist into our admission processes
  • Maintaining policies and procedures that underscore our commitment to serving veterans

At VitalCaring, our dedication to veterans goes beyond words. We strive to enhance their hospice care by providing quality, compassionate end-of-life services. By recognizing each veteran’s unique story, addressing the specific issues they face, and partnering with veteran organizations, we ensure that veterans receive the care and respect they deserve.

On May 24, 2024, VFW District 8 Commander Alvino Sosa, District 8 Chaplain Anna Wambolt and Vital Caring Group conducted a pinning ceremony for Grady Walker, Air Force Vietnam Veteran of Grand Bay AL.  Commander Sosa presented Grady with a VFW challenge coin on behalf of all VFW members of District 8, Alabama. VitalCaring presented him with a pin and a certificate honoring his military service.

Veterans’ Resources

Meet Hospice Volunteer, Navy Veteran Alvino Sosa

Alvino Sosa, a VitalCaring hospice volunteer, has been a dedicated VFW member since April 2022 and holds the esteemed title of Bronze Legacy Life member at Gaston-Lee VFW Post 5660 in Fairhope, Alabama. Having served as Trustee and Senior Vice Commander, he is now in his second term as District 8 Commander. Alvino is also a Life member of the Fleet Reserve Association in Jacksonville,

Alvino’s military career is truly remarkable. He served honorably in the United States Navy for 34 years, from July 1968 to September 2002, primarily with Special Boat Units in Coronado, CA, and Little Creek, VA. His units provided crucial support to Navy SEAL teams worldwide. Throughout his career, Alvino earned numerous awards, including the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with a “V” for valor, Combat Action Ribbon, and many campaign and personal awards.

Are you interested in volunteering with veterans?

We have a special need for volunteers who have served in the military. Discover the fulfilling experiences available to you, where you’re interested in visiting with patients, sharing a talent, or supporting one of our programs.

Click here to learn more about our rewarding and meaningful Volunteer Program.