What is a Bereavement Care Program?
The Bereavement Care Program is an integral component of hospice and palliative care. The program is designed to support not only you and your family in coping with grief and loss but the caregivers and others who have been associated with your loved one. Our support for you and your family does not end when the patient has passed.
Everyone reacts to grief in their own unique way. Coping styles usually differ based on personality and relationships with the person who has passed away. The most important part of the grieving process is to take care of yourself, and be open to accepting the support of friends, family and other health professionals.
During grief, you may experience emotional, physical, and social challenges for losing a loved one, such as:
These are all normal and we are here to guide you and your family through this period of loss with counseling, support, and educational outreach. Our care team will stay in contact with you and your family over the next thirteen months following your loss to provide support, comfort and information specifically designed for families facing grief and recovery.
Bear in mind, “If you need us, we’re just a phone call away.”
We provide grief education, literature, and support referrals in your community.
We provide grief counseling by phone or appointment, for both in an individual or family setting.
We bring families and the community together to honor your loved ones who have passed.
We can come to you and provide education/resources to your group or organization about grief and loss.
NOTICE: Since there are restrictions on gatherings during the Coronavirus pandemic, bereavement services will be mainly held telephonically or by video conferencing.
To learn more, make an appointment or to find out when the next bereavement service event will be.