Veterans with life-limiting illnesses face unique issues that can exacerbate physical and emotional symptoms at an already difficult time. In response to these challenges, TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado offers TRU Heroes, a special end-of-life care program that’s based on the principles of comfort, choice, dignity, and respect and tailored to the specific needs of veterans and their families.
Many people think that being on hospice means lying in a bed, barely conscious. Tom is a patient who proves that is not case. Many of his final moments were anything but ordinary, and they would not have been possible without the help of TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado. Here are some of the common myths of hospice we’d like to clear up for you.
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It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted. Far too many people wait until they are in the midst of a health care crisis before thinking about what options are available or what type of care they or their loved ones would have wanted.
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Laura Hodge worked alongside her husband Tom at The Real Leather Company in Greeley for more than 27 years. The couple created custom leather saddle bags, repaired and altered customers’ items, and even fashioned bespoke chaps for the Greeley Stampede riders. So when Tom needed the kind of expert care we specialize in at TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado, Laura realized they could apply the same lessons that had guided their work all those years to Tom’s care experience.
As our nation marks Veterans Day, TRU Community Care deepens our commitment to increase Veterans’ access to the compassionate, high quality care available from the nation’s hospice and palliative care providers. One of the ways we’re making this happen is through our active involvement with We Honor Veterans, an innovative program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that was created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.