Grief After Loss Bereavement Program
“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”
What is Bereavement?
Bereavement describes the period of mourning following the loss of a loved one. The mourning period can last for weeks, months, or years. It may also accompany other losses, such as a decline in one’s health, diagnosis of a terminal illness, loss of work and personal identity, and the changes in family dynamics during events of loss.
At Edlin Leslie Sr. Hospice & Home Care, we realize that there is no set formula or timeline for grieving. We offer bereavement support through and after the stressful event of loss with a variety of services.
They may include:
- In-person and/or virtual individualized support and education
- Grief support groups
- Exercises to find meaning in grief
- Remembrance events
- Legacy work
- Referral assistance
- Culturally sensitive community education and support
- Staff support:
A memory tree dedicated to residents who have died.
Annual memorial service to honor the work of the team and to process grief.
Established rituals performed after a resident has died
Griefwords Online Library has useful information for those in grief or supporting someone else who is: https://www.griefwords.com/index.cgi?action=page&site_id=433