Hospice and the Veterans Burial & Cremation Society


Helping you and your family one step at a time.

The National Hospice Organization and its standards document recognizes the significant role of the funeral professional in collaborating with the hospice team at the time of death. Veterans Burial & Cremation Society benefit provider funeral homes appreciate the trust that families and hospice workers place in us and we constantly strive to be deserving of that trust. At no time will family members be without support. The strong attachments and trust developed in one supportive environment (hospice) are shared and transferred to another (VBCS Remembrance Planners) as the family moves through the process of dying, death and bereavement.

Hospice Care includes care of the patient and family prior to the time of death, at the time of death, and care of the family during the bereavement period. For this reason we have become an integral part of hospice care by bridging the gap between the time of death and bereavement care. When you consider the philosophy of hospice and funeral service, it is clear why the continuum of care provided by our professional staff is a "natural extension" of hospice care. The VBCS Remembrance Planners and hospice caregivers work closely together in order to meet the total needs of families. With greater understanding of each others care, areas of expertise and resources, hospice workers and our Remembrance Planners work together to plan a course which makes for a more natural transition of care at the time of death and in caring for the survivors in the months following the death.