Our caring staff continues its support for families following the death of a loved one. Trained grief counselors call or visit the family within 10 days of the patient’s death to help determine any needs they may have in adjusting to the death of their loved one.
Working with the family, a bereavement risk assessment and plan of care is developed for each main caregiver in order to follow them for support for the year following the patient’s death.
Hospice volunteers are assigned to many family members to make regular phone calls to determine how the caregiver is doing and to offer support by phone. Our bereavement coordinator is always available to discuss any specific needs or changes that should be made to the care plan.
Family and friends may attend a weekly grief support group that is free of charge and open to anyone in the community. Children who have had a loss by death in the last year are also welcome to attend our annual grief camp, Camp Dogwood, free of charge.