Compassionate's Bereavement Counseling
- In accordance with the Hospice Philosophy and the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospice, Compassionate Hospice offers bereavement counseling support to our patient’s family survivors. The Bereavement Program at Compassionate Hospice offers organized bereavement services to Families/caregivers for 13 months following the death of a Hospice patient. Bereavement services are available to the families/caregivers of hospice patients, both before and after the patient’s death, in accordance with their plan of care.
- The hospice bereavement support team assists the survivor in accepting grief as a vital part of the bereavement
- Through the bereavement service, Hospice caregivers can help to dispel the myths of grief and can promote grief as a natural expression
of the loss of a loved one.
- The bereavement support team serves to facilitate a normal grieving process for the bereaved, as well as to help
support those who may be experiencing pathological grief reactions that could interfere with the healthy resolution and integration of their
- Bereavement services also help to prepare the individual to function independently of hospice and to identify a support system
for and within themselves.
- The bereavement support service is a unique component of the Hospice philosophy, principles and practices- holding
the belief that care for the family and the loved ones of a terminally ill patient does not end with the death of the patient.
- Hospice recognizes that the survivors continue to have special needs that can be addressed by the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team after the death of their loved one.
- Bereavement services may also include referrals to other community resources that may be useful or beneficial to the