Families can count on our hospice professionals for ongoing support and education. One such area of support is Bereavement Care. This is a vital element of our hospice services for families. Before, during and after a loved one’s death, hospice bereavement services are an important support system that assists patients, families and caregivers with their respective grief.
Our Bereavement Program is coordinated by a licensed social worker who provides the psychological, emotional and spiritual support needed during life’s difficult transition after a loved one’s death. Surviving families and caregivers are provided with a continuum of care through a supportive bereavement program that continues for 13 months after the loss of a loved one.
Included in our program is a bereavement support group, which meets over an eight-week period. One-on-one visits with a bereavement specialist and referrals to community resources are also available. A newsletter offering insight into the grief process and resources for support is offered as well as special events and programs throughout the year. NVNA and Hospice also offers an annual Memorial Service to honor the lives of those who have passed as well as their families and caregivers.
Our Bereavement Program is not restricted to NVNA and Hospice families and friends only but open as well to all in the community who are grieving a loss.