Jacksonville, FL – As Memorial Day approaches, we are reminded of the service and sacrifices our veterans have made on behalf of our great nation. At Community Hospice & Palliative Care, we have served veterans, their caregivers and families, since 1979. 

As of January 1, 2018, Community Hospice & Palliative Care expanded our services from five to sixteen counties, including Columbia County.  We learned that our first patient in our new service area was a resident of Columbia County and a retired veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

This Memorial Day, we would like to share the story of Edgel Tyre and his wife, Jeanette Tyre thanks to our We Honor Veterans program: https://youtu.be/EikKMGRfsfA (video)

At Community Hospice & Palliative Care, we are honored to serve veterans and their caregivers like Mrs. Tyre by providing specialized programs to meet their unique needs now and at the end of life. Services include:

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Bereavement & Grief Support
  • Caregiver Education
  • Hospice Care
  • Palliative Care
  • We Honor Veterans Program

We also provide specialized psychosocial support that focuses on a veteran’s experience, including whether or not they experienced combat. Staff is trained to recognize and help address the emotional, moral and spiritual pain that often results from combat and can affect the dying process.

Another veteran-specific effort, the Community Hospice Veterans Partnership (CHVP), was founded by veterans to support veterans throughout our service areas. “I’ve proudly served as Chairman of the Community Hospice Veterans Partnership (CHVP) since 2011,” said Bob Buehn, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and Chairman, CHVP since 2011. “CHVP partners with veterans service groups throughout the community to listen and learn how Community Hospice & Palliative Care can best serve our unique needs.”

This Memorial Day and every day, we honor the legacies of our veterans with our continued service to them, their caregivers and families, now and at the end of life. 

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About Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 39-year history, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served nearly 200,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, and recently expanded its service area to include 11 counties in north-central Florida. Through the support of more than 900 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its eight inpatient care centers. The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our communities. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit CommunityHospice.com.