Bereavement Services

The death of  significant loved one can be a very difficult and painful time.  The emotional and physical response to a loss is a normal, natural and necessary response.  The period of time following a death, called bereavement, is often bewildering, frightening and lonely.

Hospice knows that it takes patience and understanding to accept the loss of a loved one.  Healing and hope for the future are both possible. 

Services are available to all residents of Sweetwater County at no charge.  Your loved one does not need to be our Hospice patient.  We offer:

* One on One Support
* Support Groups
* Community Education
* Journeys Newsletter

 

Resources for Grief

Grief is an emotion that takes time for our mind, body and spirit to process through.  Grieving is a healthy response to tragedy, loss and sadness.  It is important to allow yourself the time to process your feelings.  We have provided a few resources for your convenience.

  • If you are grieving, or want to help someone who is grieving, visit Dr. Alan Wolfelt's website for support information and education during difficult times.

  • Hello Grief provides information and resources about grief in order to break through the current culture of avoidance that surrounds death and loss. Instead, Hello Grief addresses bereavement head-on for those who are helping others cope, as well as those who need support on their own personal journey with grief. In a world that doesn't get it, we do.

  • The Compassionate Friends is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors.

  • It can be challenging to parents and caregivers to know what to do for, what to say to and how to help children who are obviously hurting. Here are a few suggestions about how to be helpful to a grieving child based on research and practice among children's grief support professionals and volunteers.

  • Here is a way to help someone who is grieving feel close to someone they have lost.