United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA MidSouth Healthcare Network

Hospice and Palliative Care: Additional Resources



After Hours Care - 1-877-291-5311

If you need clinical advice outside of normal businesses hours, within the MidSouth Healthcare Network, you can contact After Hours Care.


VA Caregiver Support Program - 1-855-260-3274

 http://www.caregiver.va.gov/ 

VA Caregiver Support LogoAsking for help isn't always easy – especially if you're not exactly sure what kind of support would be the best fit for your needs. Learn more about how VA's trained professionals can help you find the services and support that are right for you and the Veteran you care for.


Office of Survivors Assistance

http://www.va.gov/SURVIVORS/index.asp 

Serves as a resource regarding all benefits and services furnished by the Department to survivors and dependents of Veterans and members of the Armed Forces.


We Honor Veterans

http://www.wehonorveterans.org/ 

We Honor Veterans LogoIn collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, this program focuses on end of life care for Veterans, and partners with local hospice providers to build a commitment to honor Veterans.


National Association of County Veterans Service Officers

http://www.nacvso.org/ 

In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the County Veterans Service Officer has a compassionate understanding of the problems, which confront veterans, widows, widowers, and children.


National Personnel Records Center - Awards and Decorations

http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/public/awards-and-decorations.html 

Find information to make requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations, and awards.

Services provided by the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9)

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is a comfort based form of treatment often associated with specific characteristics of the Veteran receiving the care who has been diagnosed with a terminal condition with 6 months or less to live.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is a broader term that includes hospice care as well as other care that emphasizes symptom control and comfort measures, but does not necessarily require the presence of an imminently terminal condition or a time-limited prognosis.