Ontario-Yates Hospice (OYH), a program of UR Medicine Home Care, recently achieved Partner Level Two for the We Honor Veterans program. Level Four is the highest partner level, which it’s sister program, Visiting Nurse Hospice, achieved a few years ago.
We Honor Veterans is a program through the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. By voluntarily participating in We Honor Veterans, Ontario-Yates Hospice ensures every veteran in their program receives the proper care and a hero’s welcome home. During a moving ceremony, OYH publicly acknowledges the patient’s military service and presents a flag pin, a personalized certificate and a flag blanket. They also meet veterans’ unique medical and emotional concerns that can result from combat, and connect families to organizations that can uncover veterans’ benefits.
About Ontario-Yates Hospice
Ontario-Yates Hospice is a program of UR Medicine Home Care. They provide care and support to terminally ill patients and their families who have decided not to pursue curative treatment for a life-limiting illness. OYH serves patients in Wayne, Wyoming, Seneca and Yates counties, and is part of the largest full-service home health providers in the nation. Services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, assistance with daily activities (home health aide services), Hospice (in homes and facilities), Nurse-Family Partnership, Health Home care management, and Telehealth. For more information, call 800-253-4439.