Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) has been honored to provide services for thousands of veterans since 1982 and now enhances that care with the We Honor Veterans Program. This program focuses on respectfully celebrating veterans and providing care that recognizes the unique challenges that may exist in military families.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) reports that one of every four dying Americans is a veteran. 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.
In addition to their proficiency in caring for those with advanced illnesses, JACH’s staff and volunteers have undergone specific training from the Department of Veteran Affairs and other local experts, that helps them 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 only to have them emerge years later. Treatment in each of these cases requires special sensitivity. JACH’s clinical team of physicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers, certified nursing assistants and volunteers are prepared to identify these needs and recommend specific courses of action.
JACH will be celebrating and honoring Vietnam Era Veterans at the inaugural Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration to take place at American Legion Post 18, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport, on Saturday evening, March 21, 2020. Vietnam Veterans who may never have been appropriately welcomed home – who were never applauded and thanked for their service and sacrifice - will be celebrated and honored.
All Vietnam Era Veterans and their families are invited for this evening of dinner, speakers, live music, exciting raffles, and fun activities. Pre-registration is required by contacting Kristen Kolwelter at 815-740-4104.