You and your loved ones will probably go through a wide range of feelings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and each person will have his or her own way and timeline for grieving. VNA Home Health and Hospice offers patients and families grief support through certified bereavement counselors, non-denominational chaplains and bereavement support groups.
VNA Hospice’s licensed counselors specialize in helping patients, families and caregivers continue to live well and fully as they cope with issues surrounding a life-limiting illness. Counselors bring comfort and encouragement, lighten psychological burdens, strengthen family communication, lend assistance with problem-solving solutions, offer guidance with financial matters, provide assistance completing an advance directive and identify appropriate community resources on behalf of the patient, family and caregiver.
We experience grief because of the deep love and connection we have to someone who has passed. The way each person deals with grief is unique. That uniqueness is honored by the bereavement counselors at VNA Hospice. We understand that electing hospice care is a complicated decision for both the patient and the family. For extra support, the VNA bereavement team offers both individual and family counseling, and public support groups within the community.
Hospice family services include:
- Adult Grief Support groups offer comfort and encouragement during a difficult time.
- Services of Remembrance are special times to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed.
- Children’s Program Services provide individual and group support for children and adolescents, such as Camp Chrysalis (for children aged 7-12)