The emotional toll of caring for and living with somene with an advanced illness is an ongoing process and the effect on families and caregivers does not end when a loved one dies. The hospice bereavement team provides support for family, caregivers and friends involved in caring for the individual. This support starts during care and continues after through our bereavement program
The Bereavement Program supports hospice families and friends after the death of a loved one. Support is also available to community members who have experienced the loss of a loved one - even if they did not use hospice services. Support is provided by phone and mail contact, phone or in person counseling, printed resources and networking. Workshops and support groups are provided by each office according to need.
Griever's Bill of Rights
- You have the right to experience your own unique grief
- You have the right to talk about your grief
- You have the right to feel a multitude of emotions
- You have the right to be tolerant of your physical and emotional limits
- You have the right to experience "griefbursts"
- You have the right to make use of ritual
- You have the right to embrace your spirituality
- You have the right to search for meaning
- You have the right to treasure your memories
- You have the right to move forward your grief and heal