Grief and Loss Support | Bereavement Support | Family Grief

Grief and Loss Support

Losing someone close has never been and will never be an easy part of life.  Each individual’s grief journey is different. It is a reflection of your personal style, your relationship with the person who died, your internal and social resources, and your past history of coping. Heart ‘n Home is here to help through the unexpected turns and insights.
  • Grief support is provided for a minimum of 13 months following the death of a patient.
  • Every grief journey is unique and services are tailored to the individual.
  • One-on-one grief counseling is available by Care Navigators (Social Workers) and Spiritual Care Providers (Chaplains) who have received specialized training on the grief process.
  • Bereavement Volunteers, under the supervision of a Grief Counselor are available for additional support.
  • A Healing Journey, our Heart ‘n Home bereavement mailer series is available for those who choose to receive them.
  • Special Hope for the Holidays groups are offered to provide community assistance during the holiday season.
  • Seven-week support groups are offered at each Heart ‘n Home location, multiple times throughout the year.
  • A Celebration of Life occurs at the end of each group to honor and celebrate a loved one.

Coping with Challenges

The death of someone important to you brings many changes in life. As you are adjusting and responding to these changes, there are challenges you will have to face. These could be about the death and the circumstances at the time or about your grief and how you are coping. Some common challenges may be all or some of the following:
  • Decision Making
  • Financial Affairs
  • Personal Effects
  • Certain Rooms and Places
  • Special Dates and Events
  • Looking After Your Health

Heart ‘n Home Grief and Loss
Support Groups

When we experience the death of a loved one, the grief we feel can be overwhelming. We recognize that everyone experiences grief in their own way and we would like to honor that journey. Heart ‘n Home Grief and Loss Support Groups can help you recognize your feelings and put them in perspective. The experience of sharing with others who are in a similar situation can be comforting and reassuring. Our seven-week groups provide education on the bereavement process and are facilitated by our Medical Social Services team who have been trained in grief management and bereavement.