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Grief & Loss Support

We understand the grief process and we know healing takes time. Bereavement care is an essential component of hospice care that includes anticipating grief reactions and providing ongoing support for the bereaved over a period of 13 months. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.

Our experienced grief counselors help guide you along this journey and support you as you learn to adjust to life without your loved one. While there are no simple answers, our experienced, licensed counselors can help you discover healthy ways of dealing with your feelings and provide support after the death of your loved one.

Symptoms of Grief

Physical Symptoms

Loss affects people in many different ways. It is common to experience the following symptoms when grieving:

  • Shock
  • Disbelief
  • Fear
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Physical Symptoms
  • Sleep disturbance
  • General fatigue
  • Changes in appetite

Bereavement Support Services

To provide relief to surviving family members and friends, we offer ongoing bereavement services and follow-up to help answer their questions, manage their grief, and support them both spiritually and emotionally.
Individual & Family Support
Our Bereavement Specialists trained in grief and loss offer counseling face-to-face or by telephone, standard mail, or email.
Self-guided Resources
We have a library of materials available that can help you understand and follow your journey through grief and bereavement.
Support Groups
Grief support groups offer support and education to help people cope with their emotions. Contact your local office to inquire about joining a group.
Mental Health
We assist and refer families who need services for complicated bereavement, mental health or other needs when appropriate.

A Support System is Just a Call Away

Loss of any kind is never easy, but it may help knowing where you can turn to during this difficult time. Bereavement services are available for Mission Healthcare families for up to 13 months after the death of a loved one. Our trained bereavement coordinators can offer support through the grieving process. To learn more about grief and bereavement services, please contact your nearest location for more information.

For More Online Support

We encourage you to visit these grief resources that may help you.