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Memory Pillows Program

In grief and loss, we seek a way to stay connected to the individual that has died. The Memory Pillows Program are ways to do this. We refer to them as Linking Objects. Memory Pillows are something a family can have made from a loved one's clothing, blanket or any special material and take it home so they can enjoy it every day. Volunteers have been making the Memory Pillows as part of the bereavement service and if you are interested in having a Memory Pillow symbolizing your loved one, please contact our Bereavement Coordinator, Charlotte Repp at 870.508.1771.

We Honor Veterans

“It may surprise many people to learn that 25 % of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of the Ozarks has become a national partner of “We Honor Veterans,” a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs,” states Greg Wood, MS, LSW, Executive Director for Hospice of the Ozarks.

Hospice of the Ozarks has met stringent requirements that will help improve the care that the team of professionals and volunteers provide to the Veterans they proudly serve. The Nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korean War die and the number of deaths of Vietnam Veterans is beginning to rise.

The “We Honor Veterans” campaign provides tiered recognition to organization (Partners) that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. “Partners” can assess their ability to serve Veterans and, using resources provided as part of the campaign, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans in their organizations. By recognizing the unique needs of our Nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Hospice of the Ozarks is able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful end-of-life experience. In cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events, Hospice of the Ozarks will provide tools to help support the veteran and family,” states Wood.

The resources of “We Honor Veterans” focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans. “America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. Now it is time that we step up, acquire the necessary skills and fulfill our mission to serve these men and women with dignity they deserve,” states Edo Banach, President & CEO of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

For more information on how Veterans are honored and supported through the services of Hospice of the Ozarks, call 870.508.1771 or stop by the office at 701 Burnett Drive in Mountain Home, Arkansas or email Jami Scott, Volunteer Coordinator at

Community Education

Hospice of the Ozarks is available to speak to any size group on a wide-range of topics. Groups can be businesses, schools, organizations, civic groups, Sunday School classes, Church groups, and more. Large or small, young and old, we are available to inform, encourage, and support. Some topics include:

  • Caregiving Tips
  • When a Co-Worker Dies
  • Hospice Care 101
  • Healing Through Grief
  • Myths & Realities of Hospice
  • Advanced Directives and why should I have them?
  • Questions to ask any Hospice organization
  • Stress Management during times of caregiving
  • How to volunteer with Hospice
  • Many more topics

Request A Speaker

If you would like a speaker or to receive any information, please email Greg Wood, Executive Director ( or Lisa Vetter, Outreach & Development Coordinator at 870-508-1771 (

Pet Therapy

Assisted Animal Therapy (AAT), also known as pet therapy, is the use of certified cats and dogs as volunteers for the disabled, elderly, or frail. It can be especially useful in the hospice setting for patients who are simply fond of animals or have withdrawn from the people around them but find interacting with an animal easier and less painful.

Hospice patients sometimes turn inward and withdraw from loved ones and the world around them as a way to ease the transition towards death. Talking to loved ones might become difficult and painful, but interacting with a friendly animal is easy and offers a temporary reprieve.

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