U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee Executive Director Gerald Johnson recently toured the facilities at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center to see first-hand one of the nation’s busiest veterans medical centers.
“The first thing I asked to see was their hospice unit,” states Johnson. “Our military veterans, especially those in their greatest time of need deserve only the best care,” continued Johnson. “From what I was able to see at the VA center, they are doing a wonderful job caring for our brave men and women of the military. Now we must work to expand this level of care to include terminally ill homeless veterans.”
The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee will continue to press Congress to allocate money to enhance the Department of Veterans Affairs to not only properly care for terminally ill homeless veterans, but to utilize funding to expand its reach to identify potential health risks that homeless veterans face.