Bereavement Support Services

bereavement

We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of someone special in your life. Each of us takes our own journey through grief and healing. We are here to help.

Community Nurses Hospice offers bereavement support services to Hospice families for at least 13 months after the death of a loved one. And our Bereavement Counselors are available to assist any individuals in our communities who have suffered a loss. All are welcome to attend our Support Groups and bereavement activities.

The death of a loved one can be a very traumatic experience physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually. Each situation is unique and each person responds in ways that are uniquely their own. Counseling and support services can guide you through some of the challenges of grieving as you adjust to your loss.

Please contact us at 1.800.841.9397 if you have any questions about our bereavement services.

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Camp Flutterbye, our grief camp for children & teens, is held each year in June

When Your Child or Teen is Grieving

 

Camp Flutterbye Holiday Grief Camp for Children & Teens, K-12

New this year, a free holiday bereavement camp for children and teens who have experienced a loss through death to help them throught the holidays. The camp will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at "The Pines" in St. Marys. Click here to view and print a Camp Flutterbye Holiday Grief Camp Flyer. Click here to view and print a Holiday Grief Camp Application.

 Children and teens have their own way of dealing with grief. They are often called the forgotten mourners because they grieve differently than others and their needs are overlooked. Along with children/adolescent support group meetings held throughout the year, the Community Nurses host a free two-day grief camp each summer where participants can freely express their feelings and learn new ways to cope. Give us a call at 1.800.841.9397 for more information on our bereavement services for children and teens.

Important things to remember about grief:

  • Grief is a natural and normal reaction to loss.
  • Everyone grieves differently.
  • There are no time frames for grief.

Typical Responses to Grief and Loss (may include but is not limited to):

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Hopelessness
  • Bitterness
  • Yearning
  • Relief
  • Confusion
  • Lack of Concentration
  • Lowered Self Esteem
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep/Appetite Disturbances
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Crying
  • Destruction of Beliefs/Ideals
  • Emptiness

For helpful information on many aspects of grieving from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization click here, Grief Resources.