There is no manual to guide you through loss. No one-size-fits-all process that will help you in your time of need. Our Bereavement Program offers support to patient’s families before and after the loved one’s death.
When a loved one dies, the world changes. Time continues marching on, responsibilities do not magically melt away. Our communities offer understanding and support in the immediate days following a loss but may not continue for as long as you need. After the first few days, people may visit less, employers may be less understanding, and you may start wondering if you are simply taking too much time to grieve.
The Bereavement staff and volunteers at High Peaks Hospice believe that grief is a natural outcome from a loss, and grief is felt and expressed differently in every person. We carry space in our hearts for the stories and worries of individuals in the midst of grief with no judgment and we offer compassionate support for 13 months from the time a person accepts bereavement support, regardless of when the loss occurred. For families, caregivers and friends who have a loved one on hospice, support starts while your loved one is in care. Bereavement support is provided by phone, mail, and email contact. We offer telehealth and in-person bereavement counseling, resources, workshops, and support groups.
Bereavement Support is offered at no cost to members of the community as well as to family, friends, and caregivers of hospice patients.