2018 ANNUAL REPORT
Vets Program Earns Another Star
NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement in 2018 earned its fourth star in the “We Honor Veterans” program, making it the only level-four organization based in Solano County.
The national program has helped NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement improve its ability to serve veterans and their families, and to ensure veterans have access to quality end-of-life care.
NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement offers ongoing veteran-focused education for staff and volunteers. The program is in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Since NorthBay launched its program in the fall of 2015, the hospice team has worked to develop and strengthen relationships with Solano County’s Department of Veteran Services, CAL VET (California Department of Veterans Affairs), Travis Air Force Base and others. NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement has also increased its visibility in the community with entries in Fairfield’s Veterans Day Parade and participation in the annual “North Bay Stand Down” event for homeless veterans in Dixon.
Hospice team members have worked to build a model of veteran-specific standards of practice to integrate into a plan of care for each veteran hospice patient.