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Golden Living and AseraCare Honor Veterans

       

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Published November 09, 2015

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 9, 2015 – Golden Living, the country’s second largest skilled nursing healthcare provider, and AseraCare, one of the largest hospice providers, will honor hundreds of veteran patients and residents with Veterans Day pinning ceremonies and tributes scheduled throughout November at Golden LivingCenters and other AseraCare locations across the country. 

Veterans Day pinning ceremonies from Massachusetts to California will take place at many of the 295 Golden LivingCenters with area AseraCare agencies organizing the event honoring our country’s heroes as part of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) partner program. 
 
AseraCare is a level four partner in the We Honor Veterans (WHV) partner program sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through this program, AseraCare has the professional and organizational capacity to provide quality services for veterans and their families.
 
“It is a privilege to serve and care for our veteran population. From our nurses and medical directors to our executive directors and office managers, we all salute our veteran patients, residents and employees this Veterans Day,” said Golden LivingCenters President Julianne Williams. “The liberty that we, as U.S. citizens, enjoy comes at a price paid by these valiant men and women. Let each of us make sure we do our part to recognize and support them throughout their lives. Please join us in honoring them this November.”
 
Local government officials and Veterans’ organizations have been invited to attend and participate. Many of the pinning ceremonies will include a veteran from the community to present a pin to our seniors who have served while surrounded by family and members of the community.
 
“It surprises many Americans to learn that 1,800 veterans die every day. This equals 25 percent of all people who die in the U.S. annually,” said AseraCare President Angie Hollis-Sells. “Many of our WWII and Korean War veterans are facing end-of-life care decisions now. This is why we have worked with We Honor Veterans to achieve the highest level of participation and partner with Golden LivingCenters to provide comfort and understanding of care for our veteran population.” 
 
AseraCare organizes pinning ceremonies throughout the year in honor of veterans. November marks a special time to recognize veterans and their unique needs as they enter hospice or other specialized care. 
 
Golden Living actively recruits and hires military veterans through conferences and tradeshows, networking and virtual job fairs. Active duty, military reservists and honored veterans working for Golden Living make up more than 10 percent of the workforce. 
 
Golden Living’s community outreach and service to veterans supports the company’s mission to improve quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family, and one community at a time.  
 
About Golden Living (www.goldenliving.com)
Golden Living is a family of companies that specialize in recovery care and is a national leader in providing skilled nursing and post-acute care. Our mission is to share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family, and one community at a time. We help people recover their health and improve their quality of life through a network of healthcare services including rehab, assisted living, skilled nursing care, hospice, and palliative care. The Golden Living family of companies includes Golden LivingCenters, Aegis Therapies, AseraCare, and 360 Healthcare Staffing. There are 295 Golden LivingCenters in 21 states. Golden Living also offers assisted living services at 12 locations. In addition, the Golden Living companies provide services to more than 1,000 nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, the Golden Living family of companies has more than 40,000 employees who provide quality healthcare to more than 60,000 patients every day. For more information about military at Golden Living, go to www.goldenliving.jobs/military
 
About AseraCare (www.aseracare.com)
With 56 hospice and 10 PRIME by AseraCare® locations in 19 states, AseraCare is one of the largest providers of hospice and palliative medicine services in the United States. PRIME is Progressive Illness Management Expertise designed to provide the care, guidance and symptom management that patients need for an improved quality of life. AseraCare serves more than 16,000 patients annually and is part of the Golden Living family of companies
 
About We Honor Veterans (www.wehonorveterans.org)
We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (link is external) (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (link is external) (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. The We Honor Veterans program provides tiered recognition to organizations, known as Partners, that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for veterans.