Veterans Program

We Honor Veterans

America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe in fulfilling our mission to serve these men and women with the care and dignity they deserve.

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is a Level 5 Partner of We Honor Veterans, a program developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment.

Level 5 Partner Status

The Highest Standard of Care

Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is the only hospice provider in El Paso County and the third hospice provider in the state of Colorado to earn Level 5 Partner status, the highest attainable Partner Level. This recognition is a symbol of our commitment to providing the highest level of care to those who have served our country. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s Veterans and their families, we know how to accompany and guide Veterans through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.

Specialized Training

Oftentimes, there are specific needs related to a Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events that require health care teams equipped with the knowledge and tools in delivering specialized care. Our care teams undergo extensive training in caring for Veteran’s at end-of-life. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. The resources of We Honor Veterans focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans.

We understand Veterans unique needs by listening to and learning about their service.

In which conflict did you serve? All wars are different and provide unique experiences.


What is your background? American Indians/Alaska Natives, Former POWs, Homeless Veterans, and Rural Veterans have unique needs.

Specific Need

Do you suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD? Have you experienced sexual trauma or substance use disorder?


Let us educate you on healthcare, burial and survivor benefits that may be available to you and your loved ones.

Levels of Commitment

Participating hospices must meet specific criteria demonstrating organizational commitment and capacity to provide quality care for veterans to advance through five partnership levels: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5. The various levels of partnership are denoted by the number of stars used in the We Honor Veterans logos.

Dedicated Veteran Liaison

We are the only hospice in El Paso County that offers a Veteran Liaison who works one on one with our Veteran patients to:

  • Help navigate and acquire deserved military benefits
  • Perform Bedside Salutes acknowledging and appreciating their service and sacrifice
  • Perform Pinning Ceremonies
  • Provide veteran to veteran companionship and support
We proudly partner with local veteran agencies including Home Front Military Network and Mount Carmel to ensure veteran access to hospice and palliative care.

Our Pikes Peak Hospice Advantage in Caring for Veterans

  • We have trained and experienced team members with extensive knowledge of VA benefits available to veterans, based on branch and years/locations of service.
  • We work with all insurance providers including Medicare, Tri-West and private insurers.
  • We work with veterans and their families/survivors to make sure their hospice and VA benefits work together to provide the best hospice coverage and care.
  • We provide tailored education for our community partners (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, physicians, nursing organizations, and hospitals) about veterans’ unique end-of-life medical care and emotional needs so that they, too, can provide high-level care for veteran patients.
  • We offer education & resources to family members on how to care for their veteran as needed.
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