Homeland Hospice Receives We Honor Veterans Partner Level Three


We Honor Veterans logoHomeland Hospice joins other hospice providers across the country in honoring our Nation’s Veterans and is listed as a participating provider on the We Honor Veterans website. By being a We Honor Veterans Partner, Homeland Hospice is better prepared to build professional and organizational capacity to provide quality care for Veterans, to strengthen partnerships with Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and other Veteran organizations, and to increase access to hospice and palliative care for Veterans living in their community.

The Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer Program aims to pair recruited Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who have been identified as Veterans. Once paired with hospice patients who also have military experience, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with each patient thereby creating an environment where healing may occur.

From the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the We Honor Veterans Program comes this acknowledgment… “Your activity report reflects your organization’s commitment to ensuring Veterans have access to quality end-of-life care. All of us at NHPCO appreciate your ongoing efforts and dedication. Thank you again for your dedication to caring for Veterans and their families.”

We Honor Veterans (www.WeHonorVeterans.org) is a national hospice provider awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Homeland Hospice: YOUR Choice, OUR Privilege


holding hands imageWhen faced with a life-threatening illness, making serious decisions about your care can be overwhelming.

At Homeland Hospice, our goal is to make you and your loved ones informed of the choices you have. We encourage all patients to have a face-to-face conversation with their doctors, caregivers, and spiritual advisors in order to help make informed decisions consistent with their wishes.

“All patients have the right to freedom of choice when faced with needing hospice,” stated Debbie Klinger, RN and Director of Homeland Hospice. “And all of us at Homeland feel privileged to be a part of our patients’ care.”

Homeland Hospice believes that needless pain is unnecessary when a person is nearing the end of life. We provide a dedicated team of skilled professionals at the very center of each patient’s care.

Rights and Choices of a Hospice Patient

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) a hospice patient has the right to be informed of his or her rights … and choices. Hospitals and medical providers must provide a patient with choices for their end of life care, including hospice providers.

What are your rights?

  • Be treated with respect.
  • Receive quality end-of-life care.
  • Receive spoken and written notice of his /her rights and responsibilities in a manner they understand during the assessment meeting with hospice staff.
  • Receive information on advance directives including a living will and healthcare surrogate.
  • Voice concerns and not be discriminated against for doing so.
  • Receive pain management and symptom control.
  • Be involved in developing his or her hospice plan of care.
  • Refuse care or treatment.
  • Choose his or her attending physician.
  • Have a medical record.
  • Be free from mistreatment, neglect, or verbal, mental, sexual, and physical abuse.
  • Receive information about the services covered under the Hospice.
  • Receive information about the services that the hospice will provide and any limitations on those services.

Homeland Hospice provides you these rights both verbally and on paper. It truly is YOUR choice how we manage your care and OUR privilege to provide it for you.

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3rd Annual Evelyn’s Heroes for Hospice


Homeland Hospice 5K imageOn the morning of Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, the 3rd annual Evelyn’s Heroes for Homeland Hospice 5K was held.  Over 100 runners/walkers participated in the race. The goal of the yearly event is to bring awareness to the different types of programs and services Homeland Hospice offers, as well as involve the individuals who take part in them.

Some include:
– Massage Therapy
– Pet Therapy
– Music Therapy
– Hair and nail care
– In-home relief program for caregivers – a monthly service that provides caregivers 40 hours of complimentary in-home relief

“Our 5K’s naming sponsor was due to a donation from eight grandchildren of a woman named Evelyn Filippi,” stated Myra Badorf, Assistant Director of Development for Homeland Hospice.  “Evelyn’s grandchildren wanted to honor the memory of their grandmother by making a donation in her name, continuing the practice of generosity she instilled in them.” Nineteen of Evelyn’s family members were present on race day.

“We couldn’t hold this event without the monetary contributions from our sponsors as well as the strong support and commitment from volunteers and staff,” added Badorf.  “The 4th Annual 5K is already in the planning stages and will be held in the spring of 2018.”

To view a complete list of the 5K winners, please click here.

To view photos from the event, please click here.

Pay it forward…..


Her grandchilGrandmom Filippi imagedren thought what better way to honor the memory of their late grandmother than to provide a donation in her name – continuing the practice of generosity – an attribute she strongly encouraged each of them to make a priority in their lives. Evelyn’s family will have 19 participating members in the race this weekend.

The goal of the event is to bring awareness to the different types of services Homeland Hospice offers, as well as involve the individuals who have experienced one or all of our services.

“When someone thinks of hospice care, sadness, pain and heartache may first come to mind,” stated Deb Klinger, director of Homeland Hospice. “We want our annual 5K event to be inspiring – a way for families to heal.”

Join us this Saturday, June 3rd at City Island/Riverfront Park for the third annual 5K Run/Walk. All of the event proceeds fund benevolent care of hospice patients and their families – no one is ever turned away due to lack of funding.

Whether your hero is your grandmother, a neighbor, a friend, pay it forward, just like Evelyn and register a team today!