Bereavement noun be·reave·ment \bi-ˈrēv-mənt, bē-\ The state or fact of being bereaved or deprived of something or someone : the state or fact of being bereaved; especially : the loss of a loved one by death
Bereavement Services are available to anyone in the community, whether or not the person lost was one of our hospice clients.
After the death of a loved one we often feel like grief is pounding us like waves, one after the other. We can fear that it may never stop. Many people make the mistake of trying to ignore these feelings or attempt to distract themselves. This can take on unhealthy dimensions such as alcohol abuse, drugs, risky behaviors and other forms of denial.
Our non-profit Bereavement team offers a free in-home session to anyone who asks. Many say we are better than a friend because we don’t judge and we must keep what you tell in confidence. You are safe with us.
Our unique Reflections model will help identify what kind of help, if any, will help an individual work their way through the grief process. Then we will develop a Plan of Care with each person to offer them a path of self-discovery and renewal. We will follow them for 13 months after the death of their loved one. Our primary goal is to provide the tools to find Hope as they adjust to this new way of living. If we determine that more assistance is needed than what we can provide we will refer the individual to other professionals, like the The Christi Center, where free grief support groups meet weekly.
For more information call us at 512-900-2548