coping with grief
Our Bereavement Team engages in a variety of grief interventions to meet our patients and their families where they are at, and support them through the stage of grief they may be experiencing.
Bereavement support begins shortly after a patient is admitted into hospice. We provide literature that helps patients and their families understand what to expect during terminal illness, resources for coping and dealing with the various challenges that may be present as the patient is in decline, and references for additional help.
We also provide information and resources after the patient passes away to help families deal with the loss. Resources will include support and services available through the Transitions Bereavement Team, as well as additional options available from other organizations.
Grief interventions include:
- Providing active listening and presence
- Helping identify support systems
- Assessing the need for additional community resources and making referrals
- Determining need for spiritual support
- Allowing the bereaved to express feelings/emotions
- Assisting with funerals and/or memorials
- Encouraging rituals/traditions
Bereavement Volunteers work hand in hand with our Bereavement Team to provide after-care to the patient’s family.
- Calling families to see if they want additional support
- Calling families to invite them to grief support groups
- Planning memorials
- Sending cards and letters
- Sending donation thank-you’s
For more information:
Call – 877-726-6494
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org