Our mission is to improve the quality of hospice & palliative care for everyone in Louisiana & Mississippi.

Understanding the VA: Improving Coordination Between Community Hospice Care and the VA
Webinar January 24, 2023
Claims Processing and Filing Requirements for VA CCN

In recognition of Veteran's Day 2022, the VA-Hospice Taskforce honors all Veterans
and especially salutes those now working in hospice and palliative care programs across Mississippi and Louisiana

We encourage all palliative and hospice agencies and WHV Partners to recognize the contributions of your staff members who have served in the military and continue to serve their local community by caring for the dying and those living with serious illness in this part of the country!

We offer you this Honor Service to be part of your agency's celebration.
(format options: mp4 or pptx)

Veterans Honor Service 2022 (mp4)
Veterans Honor Service 2022 (pptx)


REPLAY:  Veterans Hospice Staff Honor Service 2021   (held November 11, 2021 at 11:11AM)



Mission: To enhance and ensure quality end of life care for veterans and the family members enrolled into hospice agencies in Louisiana and Mississippi.

1. Educate LMHPCO members on the unique needs of veterans and their families at the end of life;
2. Encourage participation in the We Honor Veterans program;
3. Solidify partnerships with VA facilities and organizations serving veterans throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, so that hospice agencies and their partners may be mutual and supportive resources in providing care at the end of life to veterans.

 To Become a Member of the TaskForce please complete and submit this Form


The LMHPCO VA Taskforce has been awarded a grant to distribute internet Tablets to agencies providing support services to Veterans in order to assist them in providing telemental health services and support living in remote areas of Mississippi and Louisiana without broadband or consistent internet services.  Click here to Learn more and/or apply for one of these Tablets 

(The first distribution of these Tablets will take place at the 2022 LMHPCO annual hospice Conference)

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VA Taskforce Pin Order Form                                                                                                                    VA Taskforce Challenge Coin Order Form


  • MyVA411 - Main Information Line: 800-698-2411
  • Caregiver Support Line: 855-260-3274
  • VA Benefits Hotline: 800-827-1000
  • Women Veterans Hotline: 855-829-6636
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255

Claims Processing and Filing Requirements for VA CCN

Veteran Benefits and Resources for Hospice & Palliative Patients Guide

Trauma Informed Care

VIDEO: Trauma Informed Care: Screening and Referal pf Veterans on Hospice

VETERAN OUTREACH PROGRAM: The Veteran Hospice Patient

Hospice Foundation of America’s: 
“Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death”

Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death is designed to assist end-of-life care provider organizations and health and human service professionals in enhancing their sensitivities and understanding of veterans and to provide professionals with new interventions to better serve dying veterans and their families. Particular attention is placed on veteran generations now aging and most likely to be seen in end-of-life care (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam). In addition to individual interventions, the program also will look organizationally at military benefits and intersections with VA systems. Finally, the program explores the traditions and sensitivities of grieving families and resources that can assist them.
The self-study course video is broken into four (4) sections and there are 5 chapters available from the accompanying course book.

Panelists include:
 Scott T. Shreve, DO, National Director, Hospice of Palliative Care, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
 Deborah Grassman, ARNP, Author, Lecturer, Consultant, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
 Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, Professor of Gerontology, The College of New Rochelle, and Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America
 Paul Tschudi, MA, EdS, LPC, Assistant Professor/Director (now retired), The George Washington University, and Vietnam Veteran
 Ryan Weller, MSW, LCSW, Palliative Care Program Manager, Portland VA Medical Center

CLICK HERE to access the course and chapters.

VA  Sessions at recent LMHPCO Conferences:

Helpful Links

 VA Caregiver Toolkit

VA Caregiver Support Hotline: 1-855-260-3274

We Honor Veterans

VA-Hospice Partnership

Louisiana Parish Veterans Service Offices

Mississippi County Veterans Services Offices

VA Burial Benefit



VA Survivors Benefits