THE HONOR PROJECT
Columbus Hospice, along with our volunteers, developed a program to increase the quality of life for hospice patients and their family caregivers, by fulfilling a final “wish” for patients. Families of the patient also benefit as it changes the atmosphere at a difficult time in their lives and gives everyone something to look forward to. “The Honor Project” also leaves positive memories for grieving family members.
The wish experience is an important adjunct to medical treatment. Volunteers who work with the program say the wish granting process heightens both their ability to see the best in others and their commitment to actively help more people in need.
“The Honor Project” serves those patients receiving care from Columbus Hospice – all ages are served including children. Many are simple requests, such as:
DINNER AT A FAVORITE RESTAURANT
CELEBRATION OF AN ANNIVERSARY WITH A CANDLELIGHT DINNER
GOING TO A MOVIE
DECORATING THE HOUSE FOR CHRISTMAS
ATTENDING A SPECIAL SPORTING EVENT
“The Honor Project” is a self-sustaining program and needs funds to provide these wishes. If you would like to donate to this program, press the donate tab, on our home page, and designate your gift to go to “The Honor Project”.
HONORING VETERANS PROGRAM
We also honor Veterans through a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) which invites hospices to join a program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. We Honor Veterans provides educational tools and resources to improve veterans’ experiences in and access to care they deserve.
Columbus Hospice is proud to participate in the We Honor Veterans program as one of only a few facilities in the country to achieve Level 4 status. Our hospice has earned this highest level status by our commitment to providing veteran-specific care and services, increasing access and improving the quality of care for veterans in our community.
At Columbus Hospice, we want to thank our local veterans for their service to our country by offering a pinning ceremony in honor of their courageous sacrifice. Ceremonies are performed by military personnel and attended by family, friends, staff and volunteers, and frequently joined by Jr. ROTC Cadets and Ft. Benning personnel.