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:
Certain Rooms and Places
Special Dates and Events
Looking After Your Health