Hospice Care for Retired Military
Hampton VA Medical Center
Who We Are
Hospice and Palliative Care (HPC) represent comfort-oriented and supportive services provided in the home, community, outpatient or inpatient settings for persons with advanced life-limiting disease. It is a program that incorporates the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs of a Veteran.
Hospice care is for Veterans who have been diagnosed with a terminal condition with 6 months or less to live. Palliative care includes hospice care as well as other care that emphasizes symptom control but does not require the presence of an imminently terminal condition.
All enrolled Veterans are eligible if they meet the clinical need for service. You and your family are assessed by a care team and a plan of care is developed to meet your medical, social, spiritual and psychological needs. This care is available to Veterans in their home, community, outpatient or inpatient settings.