Care Dimensions, the largest hospice and palliative care provider in Massachusetts, will premiere a virtual “Welcome Home” ceremony to honor veterans of the Vietnam War era in recognition of Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. The video features State Commander Doug Wood of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Massachusetts, who talks about the importance of the day. The video also includes Care Dimensions staff and volunteers.
“While we look forward to once again having in-person gatherings to honor our veterans in the near future, this virtual ceremony is one way we can say thank you and “Welcome Home” to those veterans who did not receive the greeting they deserved,” said President and CEO Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE. “We thank all veterans for their sacrifice and service to our country and honoring our nation’s veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives.”
The video is available for viewing after noon on Tuesday, March 29 at CareDimensions.org/Vietnam2022 and as a Facebook Video Premiere event at https://www.facebook.com/CareDimensions/. It can be viewed any time after the premiere on the website.
As a Level 5 partner in the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program, Care Dimensions developed and produced the ceremony to recognize and address the needs of veterans. The WHV program was created by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to hospice care for veterans and to promote education and best practices for providing end-of-life care to veterans. Introduced in 2019, Level 5 is the highest level WHV partners can attain and includes yearly recertification and an added emphasis on serving the needs of Vietnam era veterans.
Please help us honor the Vietnam veterans in our community by sharing this information with your contacts who are veterans of the Vietnam War era and their families.
About Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, grief support in more than 100 communities in Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Additionally, Care Dimensions HomeMD program provides in-home primary care to patients over age 65 in select communities on the North Shore and Greater Boston who have difficulty leaving home. The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics. Please visit www.CareDimensions.org to learn more about Care Dimensions.
Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.