Bereavement

Grief visits each one of us at some time in our lives.  It is less painful and easier to heal when the grief process is shared.

The staff at Hospice of Murray County uses a team approach to treat patients and the patient’s family.  When one of our patients die, the Hospice team maintains contact with the family for up to one year after the death.  While we cannot take away the pain, we can help you understand the grief process and to realize that you are not alone.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve and each person’s grief journey is individual.  It is a natural part of life.  Life won’t be the same after a loss but embracing your grief will allow you to adjust to life after loss.

Grief lasts as long as it takes to adjust to the changes in your life following a loss.  It may last for months or even years.  Grief has no timetable.   Thoughts, emotions, behaviors and other responses may come and go.

Hospice of Murray County Bereavement Care

  • Community Grief Support Groups are held 2 times a year for adults who have lost a loved one.  They occur in the spring and once in the fall.  This type of group provides a safe place to learn about grief and share with others who truly understand what you are going through.  These groups are free of charge to any person, not just those whom we have served in hospice.
  • Our hospice staff is available for 1:1 follow up visits and phone calls.
  • We provide bereavement mailings to our families on topics of grief and loss.  Many who have received these mailings have commented on how they look forward to receiving them monthly and that the topics are of interest to them in their grief process.
  • The Annual Remembrance program is usually  held in February.  We seek to celebrate the lives of our patients who have ended their earthly journey during the previous year.
  • The annual Tree of Lights program occurs during the Holiday season.
  • We have a library of books, videos, and DVDs relating to grief and loss available for patients and families to use.