Because there are many ways in which people experience grief, Hospice offers a variety of services.
The death of a loved one is a devastating experience, whether sudden or expected, the loss leaves an individual struggling to cope with a void in his or her life. Sometimes it seems the pain will never go away.
Hospice of Memorial Hospital offers bereavement care through a variety of community-based bereavement services, which are open to anyone who is adjusting to a significant death.
We strive to offer a warm and caring presence so that bereaved persons can freely express their grief. It is our hope that through these services, healing and readjustment can occur.
Grief is unique to each individual. Hospice Bereavement Services offers a variety of ways to help in your struggle to regain meaning in your life.
Bereavement care is available to the community at no charge.
Grief Support Groups
Our grief support groups are designed for individuals experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. The support groups bring people together with others who are experiencing a similar loss and provide a safe and caring atmosphere for persons to talk freely about their feelings and reactions. Hospice of Memorial Hospital offers two free support groups:
Bereavement Support Group is on-going and open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m.
Bereaved Parents Support Group is on-going and open to parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Meets 1st Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m.
Grief Recovery is time-limited (usually four consecutive weeks) and offers education and support. It is offered periodically.
Loss-Specific Groups will be offered periodically: suicide, violent death, men, children, teens.
Short-term counseling for grieving persons adjusting to a death.
Crisis Intervention for individuals and organizations.
Referrals to other community agencies and support systems.
Lectures and programs about grief, death and dying are offered as a community service. These programs are presented to churches, schools, and community groups upon request.
Hospice of Memorial Hospital maintains a library of books and videos on coping with loss, grief and terminal illness. These resources are available at the Hospice office.
Professional Development Seminars
Seminars for school counselors and educators, funeral home directors, health care professionals, businesses and rescue personnel are available upon request.