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Atlanta VA Health Care System

Contact the Atlanta VA Health Care System

Atlanta VA Health Care System offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation’s Veterans. For additional contact information you may also view our phone directory or A to Z List of Services .

To all our Customers, we’ve taken steps to improve our phone system, however, as we are working on further improvements we want all our Veterans to be aware that they can communicate with their Clinical Provider Teams thru MyHealthyVet.

Our administrative hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Emergencies are seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Review our visiting hours and polices page for visitor hours. View our phone list for office numbers.

Patient Advocates

Our Service Recovery program is a systematic approach to obtain Veteran feedback while responding to complaints in a manner that creates loyalty and responsively makes system improvements. Service Recovery begins at the point of service. All patient care areas in the hospital have Department Level Advocates who address concerns for patients. Patient Advocates are available to address issue of patients if the Department Level Advocate is unable. Our Patient Advocate program gives you and your family the security of knowing someone is available to focus on your individual concerns and rights.

If you have a compliment, complaint, or other issue which you believe requires resolution, please contact one of our patient representatives at 404-321-6111, ext. 2264; or visit them at the main medical center, Room 1B152, Hours of Operation: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 4 p.m. or by calling the Telephone Advise Program 404-329-2220 or 2222; Toll free at 1-800-224-4087.

Additional contact information is available on our customer service page.

Contacting a Patient

If you come to visit a patient, please see our maps for directions and parking locations. You may also wish to review our visiting hours and policies page.

If you would like to send a card, gift or flowers to a patient, the mailing address is:

Patient Name (Patient Room Number)
c/o Atlanta VA Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033

Telephone Care

Please contact our telephone care line at 1-800-224-4087, 24 hours a day, if you need medical advice, have a question about your medication, or need to schedule a non-urgent appointment.

OEF/OIF Coordinator

Kerry Traviss, room 2B-150. 404-321-6111, ext. 6345.

Former Prisoners of War

Our Former Prisoners of War Advocate for the Atlanta VA Medical Center is Ms. Rhonda E. Sturdivant. Ms Sturdivant can be reached at 404-321-6111, extension 6808.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please contact us at one of the numbers below, or visit My Healthe Vet .

Media Inquiries

For media requests, contact the Public Affairs Office at (404) 321-6111 x5385

Inquiry Routing and Information System

VA has established an inquiry routing and information system which provides answers to frequently-asked questions. You may also use this system to submit a comment, question, or concern.





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FOIA Service

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Freedom of Information Act Service

Who We Are

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has a right of access to Federal agency records, except to the extent that such records are protected from release by a FOIA exemption or a special law enforcement record exclusion.

What We Do

It is VA’s policy to release information to the fullest extent under the law. The VA has a decentralized system for handling FOIA requests.

FOIA Requests

Reports

FOIA Law and Guidance

VA FOIA Service ensures that VA policies comply with Federal regulatory requirements and legislative mandates and it promulgates those policies throughout the VA.

FOIA Law

VA FOIA Regulations and Policies

  • Veterans Affairs Directive 6300 – Records and Information Management (February 26, 2009)
  • Veterans Affairs Handbook 6300.3 – Procedures for Implementing the Freedom of Information Act (January 12, 1998)
  • 38 CFR Part 1 and 2 – Release of Information from Department of Veterans Affairs Records
  • CFR 1.460 – 1.474 – Release of Information from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Records Relating to Drug Abuse
  • CFR 1.475 – 1.484 – Disclosures With Patient Consent
  • CFR 1.485 – 1.489 – Disclosures Without Patient Consent
  • CFR 1.490 – 1.499 – Court Orders Authorizing Disclosures and Use
  • CFR 1.500 – 1.527 – Release of Information from Department of Veterans Affairs Claimant Records
  • CFR 1.575 – 1.584 – Safeguarding Personal Information in Department of Veterans Affairs Records
  • CFR 1.460 – 1.599 – GPO Version of 38

FOIA Guidance

Other Useful Sites





Veteran-Owned Businesses #veterans #administration #business #loans

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SBA Resources for Veterans

Small Business Assistance:

Offers a number of programs and services to support and empower aspiring and existing veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses. SBA provides training and mentorship, access to capital, preparation for opportunities in federal procurement, and cultivation of connections within commercial supply chains and disaster relief assistance. Each year, SBA serves over 200,000 veterans, service disabled veterans and military spouses across the United States and at military installations around the globe.

The two-step entrepreneurial program offered by the SBA on military installations around the world as a training track of the Department of Defense (DOD) Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

Extends the entrepreneurship training offered in TAP on military installations to veterans of all eras in their communities.

An SBA funded program provided by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. V-WISE includes online training, a conference that harnesses the unique esprit de corps of women veterans and female military spouses, and follow-on mentoring through a community of partners.

Extends the entrepreneurship training offered in TAP on military installations to veterans of all eras in their communities.

Provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

Financing for Veteran-Owned Businesses:

This online matchmaking service, connects small business owners with nonprofit lenders that offer free financial advice and specialize in microlending, smaller loans (SBA Community Advantage program), and real estate financing (SBA 504 loan program).

Guarantees loans approved to businesses owned by veterans or military spouses during fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017) will receive the benefit of its regular guaranty fee reduced by 50%, when the loan is over $150,000.

Reduces the upfront borrower fee to zero dollars for eligible veterans and military spouses for SBA Express loans up to $350,000.

Deployment:

Provides loans up to $2 million to eligible small businesses to cover operating costs that cannot be met due to the loss of an essential employee called to active duty in the Reserves or National Guard.

Related Success Stories:





Transfer Post-9 #new #gi #bill, #post-9/11, #gi #bill, #wave, #gi, #gibill, #va

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Education and Training

Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill to Spouse and Dependents

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The request to transfer unused GI Bill benefits to eligible dependents must be completed while servicing as an active member of the Armed Forces. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA. To find out more, visit the DoDs website or apply now .

Type of Assistance

Eligible Servicemembers may transfer all 36 months or the portion of unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (unless DoD or the Department of Homeland Security has limited the number of transferable months). If you’re eligible, you may transfer benefits to the following individuals:

  • Your spouse
  • One or more of your children
  • Any combination of spouse and child

Available Benefits and Eligibility

Family members must be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) and be eligible for benefits at the time of transfer to receive transferred benefits.

The option to transfer is open to any member of the armed forces active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and meets the following criteria:

  • Has at least six years of service in the armed forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval and agrees to serve four additional years in the armed forces from the date of election.
  • Has at least 10 years of service in the armed forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval, is precluded by either standard policy (by Service Branch or DoD) or statute from committing to four additional years, and agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute.
  • Transfer requests are submitted and approved while the member is in the armed forces.

Transfer Process. While in the armed forces, transferors use the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website to designate, modify, and revoke a Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) request. After leaving the armed forces, transferors may provide a future effective date for use of TOE, modify the number of months transferred, or revoke entitlement transferred by submitting a written request to VA. Submit a TEB request now for your Service component approval (non-VA Link). (NOTE: When the milConnect Home page displays, select Education then Transfer of Education Benefits [TEB] from the menu bar.)

Upon approval, family members may apply to use transferred benefits with VA by printing, completing, and mailing the VA Form 22-1990e to your nearest VA regional office of applying online. VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB. Do not use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for TEB.

Other Factors to Consider

  • A childs subsequent marriage will not affect his or her eligibility to receive the educational benefit; however, after an individual has designated a child as a transferee under this section, the individual retains the right to revoke or modify the transfer at any time.
  • A subsequent divorce will not affect the transferees eligibility to receive educational benefits; however, after an individual has designated a spouse as a transferee under this section, the eligible individual retains the right to revoke or modify the transfer at any time.

If a Servicemember wants to reallocate transferred benefits they can do so using the TEB Portlet in MilConnect at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect. If a Veteran wants to reallocate benefits they should contact the VA using our “Ask A Question” website http://gibill.custhelp.com .

If transferred benefits are totally revoked for a dependent a Servicemember must resubmimt a transfer request for the dependent via MilConnect, a Veteran cannot re-transfer benefits to a dependent if the dependent’s transfer eligibility was previously totally revoked.

Family member use of transferred educational benefits is subject to the following rules:

  • May start to use the benefit immediately
  • May use the benefit while the member remains in the Armed Forces or after separation from active duty
  • Are not eligible for the monthly housing allowance while the member is serving on active duty
  • Can use the benefit for up to 15 years after the service members last separation from active duty
  • May start to use the benefit only after the individual making the transfer has completed at least 10 years of service in the armed forces
  • May use the benefit while the eligible individual remains in the armed forces or after separation from active duty
  • May not use the benefit until he or she has attained a secondary school diploma (or equivalency certificate), or he or she has reached age 18
  • Is entitled to the monthly housing allowance stipend even though the eligible individual is on active duty
  • Is not subject to the 15-year delimiting date, but may not use the benefit after reaching 26 years of age

More Information

  • View the official DoD website for information on transferability (non-VA link)
  • Get the fact sheet on transferability of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
  • For specific questions about your eligibility, the status of your transfer request, and service specific questions about the TEB Portlet, please contact the appropriate career counselor or personnel center from the following list:




Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance – Life Insurance #va, #veterans #affairs, #insurance, #servicemembers,

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Life Insurance

Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance

Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) is mortgage protection insurance that can help families of severely disabled Servicemembers or Veterans pay off the home mortgage in the event of their death.

Eligibility

VMLI is only available to Servicemembers and Veterans with severe service-connected disabilities who:

  • Received Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant to help build, remodel, or purchase a home, AND
  • Have the title to the home, AND
  • Have a mortgage on the home

Veterans must apply for VMLI before their 70th birthday.

Benefits

VMLI provides up to $200,000 mortgage life insurance and is payable only to the mortgage holder (i.e. a bank or mortgage lender), not to a beneficiary. The amount of coverage will equal the amount of the mortgage still owed, but the maximum can never exceed $200,000. VMLI is decreasing term insurance which reduces as the mortgage balance declines. VMLI has no loan or cash values and does not pay dividends.

Cost/Rates

To determine your VMLI premium amount consult the VMLI Premium Calculator.

Applying for VMLI

Servicemembers or Veterans who receive a grant for the purchase of Specially Adapted Housing are advised by Loan Guaranty personnel at their interview of their eligibility for VMLI to cover the unpaid mortgage on their home.

The Specially Adapted Housing Agent will help the Servicemember or Veteran complete VA Form 29-8636, Application for Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance. If a Servicemember or Veteran does not apply for VMLI coverage at that time, VA will send a letter informing them that they are eligible for such coverage. In addition to completing VA Form 29-8636. the Servicemember or Veteran must provide information about their current mortgage.





Veterans – Joliet Area Community Hospice #hospice #guidelines

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Veterans

Joliet Area Community Hospice has been honored to provide services for thousands of veterans since 1982 and now enhances that care with Joliet Area Community Hospice’s Pride, Honor Dignity (PHD) Veteran’s Program. This comprehensive program focuses on respectfully celebrating veterans and providing care that recognizes the unique challenges that may exist in military families.
This program provides care for those who served with Pride, will Honor their lives and service to country, and offers the Dignity so richly deserved.

We Honor Veterans Program

In order to provide greater community outreach, specialized education, and enhancements that honor the Veterans in our six county service area, Joliet Area Community Hospice is embarking on a two-fold project for Veterans and their families: Achievement of the We Honor Veterans program highest distinction and the creation of an outdoor
Veterans Memorial Garden at JACH .

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) reports that one of every four dying Americans is a Veteran. Joliet Area Community Hospice has been honored to provide services for thousands of veterans since 1982 and enhances that care with JACH s own Pride, Honor, Dignity (PHD) Veteran s Program. JACH is committed to providing care for those who served with Pride, Honoring their lives and service to country, and offering the Dignity so richly deserved. This is accomplished by offering caregiver support, Veterans to Veterans programs, pinning recognition ceremonies, bereavement support, and community education in addition to guidance on resources and benefits available through the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Joliet Area Community Hospice is currently working to achieve the We Honor Veteran s, Hospice Professionals on a Mission to Serve NHPCO program s highest level of distinction. This pioneering program has four levels of achievement that provides opportunities to educate our staff and community about the unique needs of Veterans at end of life. We recently achieved Level 1 designation, with the goal of reaching Level 2 as soon as possible. We now proudly display the We Honor Veterans logo on our website, promotional materials and advertising. We are building capacity and collaborations as we achieve the goals of: improved quality of care for Veterans and their families, increased access to hospice and palliative care, strengthened partnerships with Veteran organizations, and adoption of best practice standards of care for Veterans. Specially trained staff and veteran volunteers are a cornerstone of this program. For more information, contact the Volunteer Department at JACH.

Pride. Honor. and Dignity

What is Hospice?
There comes a time when an illness cannot be cured. At that time, hospice services are a great benefit, a way to thank America s veterans by providing them with comfort, Pride. Honor. and Dignity in their final days.
Hospice is a type of specialized care designed to treat an individual, not a disease. At Joliet Area Community Hospice, we assist people and their families facing the end of life with a full-range of medical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs. We provide care for Veterans with an array of life limiting illnesses, including but not limited to cancer, AIDS, ALS, heart disease, liver disease, MS, Parkinson s disease, pulmonary disease, stroke, and end stage dementia and Alzheimer s disease.

The hospice team consists of:

  • Patient Primary Physician
  • Hospice Medical Director
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Chaplain
  • Volunteers
  • Bereavement Staff

Members of our hospice team will make regular visits to assess the needs of the patient to provide additional care or other services, no matter where the patient resides. We will care for a patient living at home, in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or our Hospice Home. JACH will work with primary caregivers, family members and/or facility staff to meet the changing needs of the patient. In addition, a nurse is on-call 24 hours a day in order to meet any urgent needs and to provide guidance and support for caregiver concerns.

Who pays for Veterans Hospice Care?

Hospice care services are paid by, Medicare, Medicaid, and by private insurance. No one is ever denied care based on their inability to pay or their ethnicity, age, gender, mental or physical status, or religion.

In addition to their proficiency on caring for those with advanced illnesses, JACH s staff and volunteers have undergone specific training, from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and other local experts, that helps to identify and deal with issues that are unique to those who have provided military service.

Many veterans have experienced traumatic events that have remained dormant for years only to emerge upon facing their own mortality. Treatment in each of these cases requires special sensitivity and JACH s clinical team of physicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers, certified nurse assistants and volunteers are prepared to identify these needs and recommend specific courses of action.

Veteran to Veteran Volunteers

Who understands as well as a veteran who has been there ? JACH welcomes and trains veterans for a variety of volunteering roles including but not limited to:

Special expressions of gratitude and recognition for veterans on service, upon request, in the form of a unique Pinning Ceremony . This ceremony, performed by Veteran Volunteers, takes place where the patient resides.

JACH PHD not only provides care for the veteran but for the family as well. This program offers assistance to the families in:

  • Accessing Military records
  • Accessing VA Memorial benefits
  • Accessing VA Burial Benefits
  • Supplying contact information for all other VA benefits that may be applicable

JolietArea Community Hospice

  • World Class Hospice care to over 1,300 patients and their families a year.
  • First freestanding Hospice Home in the State of Illinois
  • Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care programs
  • Bereavement Support for patients and families
  • Bereavement Support for the community
  • Six county Service Area
    • Will
    • Grundy
    • Kendall
    • Northern Kankakee
    • Southern DuPage
    • Southern Cook

Big Bend Hospice remembers veterans with a service #motels #in #san #jose

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Big Bend Hospice remembers veterans with a service

Big Bend Hospice will hold a service of Remembrance on Nov. 10. (Photo: Special to the Democrat)

Big Bend Hospice invites the community to attend the Veterans Day Remembrance Service on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Big Bend Hospice McCully Family House Veterans Memorial and Garden, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd.

The BBH Veterans Day Remembrance Service will provide a special opportunity to celebrate, honor and remember veterans in our area. “Big Bend Hospice understands the price that our veterans have paid to ensure our freedom,” said Cathy Adkison, President and CEO of Big Bend Hospice.” It is our hope that the community comes out for such a meaningful event.”

The service will feature a Veterans Day address from a military veteran, patriotic music, words of encouragement, and a presentation to veteran participants by the Big Bend Hospice valor team. The program will also provide an opportunity to speak the name of fallen veterans, and recognize their service through a noble and honorable flag ceremony. Big Bend Hospice grief counselors and chaplains will be on hand to provide additional support if participants would like to speak with them.

Licensed since 1983, Big Bend Hospice serves the Big Bend region with expert healthcare, encouragement, hope, compassion and companionship to people with a life-limiting illness, so that they can complete personal goals and find spiritual and emotional peace. If you would like information about services or to volunteer, please call 850-878-5310 or visit bigbendhospice.org.

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Veterans Health Administration #russ #hill #hotel

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Veterans Health Administration

Be There for a Veteran in Crisis

September is Suicide Prevention Month and VA is asking for the entire nation’s help in reducing Veteran suicide and calling on everyone to Be There for Veterans and Service members.

VA Medical Centers

The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers.

Find your
Medical Center

VA, Affordable Care Act You

Find out how the new health care law affects Veterans health care at VA.

Grants for Adaptive Equipment

Servicemembers and Veterans with service-connected ALS are now entitled to automobile and special adaptive equipment grants.

Were you at Camp Lejeune between 1957 and 1987?

You may be eligible for VA health care. From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.

New health benefits

Under a law signed Aug. 6, 2012 (215 KB). Veterans and family members who served on active duty or resided at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Jan. 1, 1957 and Dec. 31, 1987 may be eligible for medical care through VA for 15 health conditions.

Learn more about Camp Lejeune health benefits and which conditions are covered.

Flu Self Assessment

How do you know whether you have the flu? How do you know when it might be best to stay home, call a nurse advice line or your health care provider, or go for medical help?

VA Access Audit

VA is already taking corrective action to address issues resulting from the audit. Read about the Access Audit

Affordable Care Act

Find out how the new health care law affects Veterans health care at VA. Read about the Affordable Care Act

Stories from Medical Centers

Veterans – Joliet Area Community Hospice #medicaid #hospice

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Veterans

Joliet Area Community Hospice has been honored to provide services for thousands of veterans since 1982 and now enhances that care with Joliet Area Community Hospice’s Pride, Honor Dignity (PHD) Veteran’s Program. This comprehensive program focuses on respectfully celebrating veterans and providing care that recognizes the unique challenges that may exist in military families.
This program provides care for those who served with Pride, will Honor their lives and service to country, and offers the Dignity so richly deserved.

We Honor Veterans Program

In order to provide greater community outreach, specialized education, and enhancements that honor the Veterans in our six county service area, Joliet Area Community Hospice is embarking on a two-fold project for Veterans and their families: Achievement of the We Honor Veterans program highest distinction and the creation of an outdoor
Veterans Memorial Garden at JACH .

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) reports that one of every four dying Americans is a Veteran. Joliet Area Community Hospice has been honored to provide services for thousands of veterans since 1982 and enhances that care with JACH s own Pride, Honor, Dignity (PHD) Veteran s Program. JACH is committed to providing care for those who served with Pride, Honoring their lives and service to country, and offering the Dignity so richly deserved. This is accomplished by offering caregiver support, Veterans to Veterans programs, pinning recognition ceremonies, bereavement support, and community education in addition to guidance on resources and benefits available through the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Joliet Area Community Hospice is currently working to achieve the We Honor Veteran s, Hospice Professionals on a Mission to Serve NHPCO program s highest level of distinction. This pioneering program has four levels of achievement that provides opportunities to educate our staff and community about the unique needs of Veterans at end of life. We recently achieved Level 1 designation, with the goal of reaching Level 2 as soon as possible. We now proudly display the We Honor Veterans logo on our website, promotional materials and advertising. We are building capacity and collaborations as we achieve the goals of: improved quality of care for Veterans and their families, increased access to hospice and palliative care, strengthened partnerships with Veteran organizations, and adoption of best practice standards of care for Veterans. Specially trained staff and veteran volunteers are a cornerstone of this program. For more information, contact the Volunteer Department at JACH.

Pride. Honor. and Dignity

What is Hospice?
There comes a time when an illness cannot be cured. At that time, hospice services are a great benefit, a way to thank America s veterans by providing them with comfort, Pride. Honor. and Dignity in their final days.
Hospice is a type of specialized care designed to treat an individual, not a disease. At Joliet Area Community Hospice, we assist people and their families facing the end of life with a full-range of medical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs. We provide care for Veterans with an array of life limiting illnesses, including but not limited to cancer, AIDS, ALS, heart disease, liver disease, MS, Parkinson s disease, pulmonary disease, stroke, and end stage dementia and Alzheimer s disease.

The hospice team consists of:

  • Patient Primary Physician
  • Hospice Medical Director
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Chaplain
  • Volunteers
  • Bereavement Staff

Members of our hospice team will make regular visits to assess the needs of the patient to provide additional care or other services, no matter where the patient resides. We will care for a patient living at home, in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or our Hospice Home. JACH will work with primary caregivers, family members and/or facility staff to meet the changing needs of the patient. In addition, a nurse is on-call 24 hours a day in order to meet any urgent needs and to provide guidance and support for caregiver concerns.

Who pays for Veterans Hospice Care?

Hospice care services are paid by, Medicare, Medicaid, and by private insurance. No one is ever denied care based on their inability to pay or their ethnicity, age, gender, mental or physical status, or religion.

In addition to their proficiency on caring for those with advanced illnesses, JACH s staff and volunteers have undergone specific training, from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and other local experts, that helps to identify and deal with issues that are unique to those who have provided military service.

Many veterans have experienced traumatic events that have remained dormant for years only to emerge upon facing their own mortality. Treatment in each of these cases requires special sensitivity and JACH s clinical team of physicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers, certified nurse assistants and volunteers are prepared to identify these needs and recommend specific courses of action.

Veteran to Veteran Volunteers

Who understands as well as a veteran who has been there ? JACH welcomes and trains veterans for a variety of volunteering roles including but not limited to:

Special expressions of gratitude and recognition for veterans on service, upon request, in the form of a unique Pinning Ceremony . This ceremony, performed by Veteran Volunteers, takes place where the patient resides.

JACH PHD not only provides care for the veteran but for the family as well. This program offers assistance to the families in:

  • Accessing Military records
  • Accessing VA Memorial benefits
  • Accessing VA Burial Benefits
  • Supplying contact information for all other VA benefits that may be applicable

JolietArea Community Hospice

  • World Class Hospice care to over 1,300 patients and their families a year.
  • First freestanding Hospice Home in the State of Illinois
  • Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care programs
  • Bereavement Support for patients and families
  • Bereavement Support for the community
  • Six county Service Area
    • Will
    • Grundy
    • Kendall
    • Northern Kankakee
    • Southern DuPage
    • Southern Cook