Riverview Ridge Announces Affiliation with We Honor Veterans7/18/2019
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Wilkes-Barre, PA – July 18, 2019 – Riverview Ridge, a senior living community affiliated with Genesis HealthCare in Wilkes-Barre, today announced their affiliation with We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. We Honor Veterans knows that Veterans often carry experiences from their military service that present unique healthcare challenges, and unfortunately, many of them may not know about, or have access to, specialized care.
To help provide Veteran-centric care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Riverview Ridge has been recognized as We Honor Veterans Community Partner. There are Four levels of recognition, with the goal of:
- Increasing access to quality professional and organizational care for Veterans and their families;
- Developing and strengthening partnerships with hospices, VA, Veteran organizations and other healthcare organizations;
- Promoting hospice and palliative care for Veterans; and
- Demonstrating the impact of its Veteran-centric organizational programs.
“We congratulate Riverview Ridge for their commitment to Veterans through the We Honor Veterans program,” says NHPCO President & CEO Edo Banach. “We Honor Veterans partners are committed to providing quality Veteran-centric care to the Veteran patients they serve. These organizations have achieved advanced training and have demonstrated advanced proficiency in providing the support these patients need. They understand how a Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, could impact their end-of-life experience.”
In addition to the We Honor Veterans program, Riverview Ridge has a strong commitment to Veterans in its community. The Center is currently home to 15 Veterans who participate in Veteran’s centric socials and activities.
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. To learn more about We Honor Veterans or to support this important work via a secure, online donation, please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.
For more information on Riverview Ridge, please contact 570 825-0538 or visit www.genesishcc.com/riverviewridge.
Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.
About Genesis HealthCare
Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation's largest post-acute care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing centers and assisted/senior living communities in 29 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to more than 1,200 healthcare providers in 46 states, the District of Columbia and China.
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