Honored to the End:
Veterans at End-of-Life
Our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., is full of memorials and monuments that will forever immortalize the United States of America's glorious history. These structures are a testament to the lives of ordinary men who did extraordinary things that helped make America the great country that it is.
The war memorials honor those brave men and women who courageously gave their lives in the quest for freedom. But what about those who served their country valiantly, and then returned home to settle back into their lives in communities all across our great nation?
All veterans, regardless of which war they served, or if they faced actual combat, deserve to be honored and celebrated for their service to our great nation. And as these veterans grow older and approach the end of their lives, America owes them the proper care that they have earned, and that they deserve, as they enter the twilight of their lives.
There are many ways that we, as caregivers, family, and friends, can we help vets break the silence that they have used to cope with their war memories, so they can do effective, healing life review as they approach their death. We can learn to provide sensitive, informed, and compassionate support so that they can die with dignity and respect, honored to the end.
DVD Is In Production
Border Mountain is currently producing a DVD about the unique issues facing veterans approaching end of life. The film is in final production and expected to release in Jan 2016. Please click Here or on the video window near the bottom of the center column on this page to view a brief preview of the coming documentary. With front line professionals, family members of dying vets, and vets themselves, this documentary explores important questions about end of life care for veterans:
1. How does PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), if left untreated, affect war veterans as they near end of life?
2. In what ways do veteran's end of life issues differ from those in the civilian population?
3. What are the most effective ways to treat veterans as they near end-of-life, from both a medical and a professional (military/governmental) perspective?
A good portion of the filming has been completed but funding is needed to finish post production work on the DVD. If you would like to help the Veterans DVD film project, please use the "Donation" link above to connect with PayPal and make a tax deductable contribution. After clicking on the button, simply type in the amount you wish to donate and update your shopping cart totals before filling out payment information. You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a credit card donation payment to Bordermountain, Inc.