If one of your loved ones is a veteran diagnosed with mesothelioma, chances are your time with them is running out. On average, mesothelioma victims are given one to two years to live after a mesothelioma diagnosis has been made. This is the time to do research that will help aid them in their last months with you.
Hospice is something to look into for end-of-life care (around 6 months) for your loved one. Hospice care is provided at the veteran’s home, or in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other place of residence. A hospice nurse will aim to relieve suffering and help control symptoms of mesothelioma. They will also provide emotional and spiritual support to the veteran and their family and loved ones.
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has recently collaborated with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to create the We Honor Veterans program. The program aims to ensure all American veterans have access to quality end-of-life care.
If you need help finding hospice care for a loved one, reach out to a Hospice in your area or the VA.