Grief (or bereavement) care program helps families deal with sadness, loss and grief for up to 13 months after the passing of a loved one. While there is never enough time to prepare for a loss, with support, time, patience and effort, there can be peace and acceptance. With that in mind, our program offers a custom approach to each individual’s situation and offers the following services:
Grief Coordinator: Helps families prepare for the passing of a loved one and the feelings of grief after the loved one has passed. Bereavement care is an integral part of the Memorial Home Services Hospice program.
Trained volunteers: Emotional support is provided by trained volunteers through monthly phone calls, visits and assistance with family needs. Volunteers listen to families and friends in need of companionship, provide a break for caregivers, help run errands, assist with housework or provide comfort and relaxation (Reiki).
Hospice Memorial Service: Offers a time to celebrate the life of a loved one. Through Scripture, song and liturgy, families reflect, remember their loved one and reconnect with members of the hospice team. Four services are held each year within the service area.
Grief Support Groups: Offers a group setting for individuals to share, discuss feelings, receive support and offer comfort to others who have experienced a loss. Support groups are offered throughout our service area.
Mailings and Educational Materials: Printed materials describe the stages of grief and the feelings that may accompany the loss of a loved one at specific points throughout the grieving process. Helpful strategies and tips for dealing with grief and mourning are also provided.
Questions about our grief support services? Call 217-788-4663, 800-582-8667 or email us.