We Honor Veterans will continue to share the latest resources and updates from NHPCO as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs and other sources you may find useful.
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NHPCO Tools (COVID-19 Information Page)
CMS Frequently Asked Question from May 1 – Hospice excerpts – 5/05/20
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers – 5/01/20
Hospice Aides and COVID-19 Quick Guide – 5/01/20
CMS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit
COVID-19 Resource for Telehealth RN Case Manager and Triage Visits – thanks to Sutter Health AIM Program 4/24/20
COVID-19 Patient-Family teaching sheets – 04/17/20
COVID-19 Ethical Framework Decision Making Guide – updated 04/22/20
COVID-19 Shared Decision-Making Tool – updated 04/22/20
Herramienta para la toma conjunta de decisiones en enfermedad por coronavirus – NHPCO shared-decision tool in Spanish (updated 4/22/20)
Agency Preparedness for COVID-19 Pandemic – 4/10/20
Guidance on Role of Hospice in LTC Facilities during COVID-19 – resource developed by American Health Care Association, National Center for Assisted Living, and NHPCO – 04/09/20
Quick Guide for Virtual Care – 4/7/2020
COVID-19 Ethical Decision-Making Tool – 4/3/2020
Assistance with Paid Leave and Payroll Expenses During the Coronavirus Pandemic – 4/2/2020
CMS Issues Flexibilities for Hospice Providers – 4/2/2020
COVID Employee Screening Tool – 3/27/2020
Federal 1135 Waiver FAQs – 3/25/2020
COVID Shared Decision-Making Tool – 3/19/2020
Announcements and Tools from the US Department of Veterans Affairs
Coronavirus FAQs including payments, claims, status of VA national cemeteries and burials, and Coronavirus-specific concerns
The VA has many free mental health apps including Mood Coach, Mindfulness Coach, and COVID Coach that was created for everyone, including Veterans and Servicemembers, to create self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone who is a Veteran or concerned about one – call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1; Text 838255; TTY call 1-800-799-4889; or start a confidential chat.
VA Expands Virtual Services to Support Veterans Due to COVID Pandemic – News Release
Elizabeth Dole Foundation shares caregiver tips, links to their Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community (HHCC), and other resources.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is free, confidential, and available 24/7 for anyone in distress and their loved ones, also provides resources and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454; TTY 1-800-799-4889; or start a confidential chat.
Physician Support Line is a national, free and confidential support line made up of volunteer psychiatrists to provide support during COVID. Call (888) 409-0141 8am – 3am (EST) 7 days a week.
VitalTalk COVID Communication Playbook is a guide for communicating with families and patients with specific examples covering a range of scenarios. Available for download in multiple languages.
TRICARE Coronavirus Resource and FAQ page.
Sesame Street “Caring for Each Other” helps providers and caregivers with resources for support and play activities for the young and young at heart.
AMA Volunteer Guide for Health Care Professionals shares resources for those interested in volunteering in COVID-19 hotspots.