Grief and Loss: How Montgomery Hospice helps

Montgomery Hospice helps Montgomery Hospice family members

Montgomery Hospice professional bereavement counselors provide free grief support to Montgomery Hospice patients’ families for 13 months after the death of their loved one. This includes phone counseling, mailings, support groups and workshops.

Montgomery Hospice helps people in the community

Montgomery Hospice also provides free grief support to the community through our support groups and workshops and by answering questions and phone calls. (We can provide referrals to other professionals for extended needs.)

Montgomery Hospice helps children and teenagers

Montgomery Hospice offers free grief support groups (called Connections ) for children and parents. With the support of professional grief counselors and trained volunteers, the groups provide a safe environment where children and adults feel less lonely by connecting with others who are also grieving.  Children share memories and use arts and crafts to learn how to cope with grief in ways that fit them. Parents and guardians can participate in concurrent grief support groups where they learn to care for themselves and their children as the family adapts to loss.

Montgomery Hospice educates the community.

Montgomery Hospice professionals provides education to:

  • Professionals in the community and members of the media (who call for information or referrals)
  • Professional caregivers in nursing homes and other facilities where staff are mourning patients who have died
  • Businesses helping employees cope with the death of a co-worker
  • Schools helping children and teens understand and manage loss
  • Faith communities supporting their grieving members

 

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