Bereavement Support

Hospice of the West understands that everyone needs a support system to help navigate through the grief journey.

Grief support groups offer companionship and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings.  Support groups help you learn to permit yourself to grieve and to also live a happy productive life.

We also provide caregiver support groups.  Being a caregiver is difficult and often all consuming.  We at Hospice of the West want to provide an opportunity to assist in reducing caregiver stress, improving coping, decreasing isolation, improving self-care and learning practical tips that can aide in keeping loved ones in their homes as long as possible.

We invite you to join our Hospice of the West Healing Connections online group at www.facebook.com/groups/HOWHC

Please contact Debra Moorhead, Bereavement Coordinator, at 602-343-6422, for information on support groups in your area.

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As Carol Staudacher writes in her book, A Time to Grieve. Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One: “The death of a loved one, is for most of us, the most profound emotional experience we will ever have to endure.  Through our grief we often see the days that are ahead of us as something to dread, a solid block of future that we are going to have to “get through” some way or another. It is not an all in one chunk that we must push before us like weary work animals doing our grim duty. The future is a series of opportunities that come one day at a time.”

The best thing about the future is it only comes one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln.

Remember, we do care and we are here.

Please call Hospice of the West at 602-343-6422 for more information regarding these support groups.    

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