Lora Lee Wilbanks

Lora Lee Wilbanks

Lora Lee Wilbanks, Certified Nursing Assistant

Hospice and Palliative Care
VA Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks
Fayetteville, Arkansas
United States

Lora Lee Wilbanks continually demonstrates Veteran centered practice in her daily routine. She not only works in hospice and palliative care but also floats around the medical center. She and other staff noted that some of our Veterans do not have family members with them during their last days. She collaborated with the RN staff in her unit to bring forward a program known as "No Vet Dies Alone". The program teaches volunteers the purpose of and how to sit vigil with dying patients. This service has also been accessed for respite care as family members may need to leave the medical center to complete business. No matter where a Veteran may spend his/her last hours in the medical center, they do not die alone. She is so passionate about this project and such an articulate program, that she is one of the volunteers and trainers for this program.