Experiencing the death of a loved one is a process of intense emotions, stress and change. Due to this, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice offers professional services to give comfort and facilitate growth as one adjusts to life after a loss. The primary focus of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice bereavement program is to assist individuals:
- Examine normal reactions to grief.
- Identify and express feelings associated with the loss of a loved one.
- Facilitate one's ability to live without the deceased.
- Provide emotional and counseling support.
- Transform the pain of loss into a renewed hope for living.
The fourteen-month bereavement program at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice may include the following services:
- Individual, child, teen and family counseling. Four counseling sessions will be offered to primary hospice bereaved at no cost.
- Information to help you cope through the grief process.
- Psychoeducational Groups - Seasons of the Heart is a weekly series for adults designed to give information about grief and loss, provide healthy ways to mourn, and to find support and hope.
- Bereavement newsletter - Rising Sun
- Memorial services and Coping with the Holidays
- Practical workshops to develop new skills necessary to cope with life without the deceased.
Our bereavement program is partially funded by local United Way programs in several of the communities we serve.