Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice honors those who served our Country by serving them near the end of life.
We offer hospice care to veterans with a wide range of advanced illnesses. Our team of experienced hospice professionals is trained to understand the veteran’s unique needs at the end of life. Our hospice professionals understand firsthand the physical and emotional challenges linked to military service, deployment, injury, and combat. They are familiar with the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges that often emerge as veterans look back on their lives in search of closure, recognition, and the meaning of their service.
The U.S. population will include about 15-20 million Americans who are military veterans through 2030, according to US Census Bureau, and thousands of them will die each year.
“Our mission and our goal with the care we provide is to give every veteran respect, compassion and peace at the end of life.” Sharon Walker, Clinical Director
By recognizing the unique needs of veterans who are coping with advanced illness, Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice can guide these men and women toward a more peaceful ending. This is especially important for veterans who experienced combat or other trauma, particularly if unaddressed experiences, memories or emotions resurface near the end of life.
LSLC&H works in cooperation with We Honor Veterans, an established program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of veterans.
As part of We Honor Veterans, our staff trains and educates community partners and caregivers on veterans’ unique needs. LSLC&H thoroughly reviews the military history of each veteran patient upon admission to develop a full picture of their medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs at the end of life.
LSLC& H's team members are trained to support the difficult circumstances faced by some veterans near the end of life. We work with physicians, social workers, spiritual care and other community support networks to develop a plan of care to support the holistic needs and goals of the veteran.
The VA or community-based healthcare providers can refer veterans to LSLC&H. Veterans also can contact us directly to discuss our services.
We maintain a strong, strategic relationships with veteran organizations and support groups to facilitate special recognitions and help connect local veterans with their seriously ill comrades, each of whom can benefit from the other’s perspective and experience.
Other key features of our services for veterans include:
We Honor Veterans recognizes four levels of participation. LSLC&H is currently a level 3 partner organization and we plan to be at level 4 by the end of the year.
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services. To learn more visit: www.caregiver.va.gov
Our goal is to serve our courageous veterans—to honor their service at a time when they need it most. Please contact us at 906-225-7760 for more information.