GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS BY CONFERENCE CALL
In response to the
COVID-19 guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus, Regional Hospice
will be conducting Grief Support Group meetings by conference call starting
with our April meetings.
If you would like to participate in the meeting, please call the office to let us know and leave your call back number. You may also use the “Contact Us” page on this website. Someone from the office will contact you with the information on how to connect to the conference call line.
Scheduled meeting dates and times are shown on the left side of this page.
Ashland, WI: (715) 685-5151
Ironwood, MI Office (906) 663-0308
Hayward, WI: (715) 634-6433
Spooner/Grantsburg, WI: (715) 635-9077
Grief is what we call that set of feelings that arise from the loss of a loved one. Grief is painful. Grief is a natural part of life. There is no right way to grieve and many factors effect how we grieve.
Regional Hospice nurses, chaplains, and social workers are all available to help our patients and families cope with the difficult process of grief and loss that accompany dying and death.
Experiencing the death of someone you are close to is not the end of the journey. Someone once compared the experience of providing support, care, and companionship to a loved one who is dying to that of climbing a mountain. While the journey to the top can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually draining, the trip back down the mountain can be even more challenging. It is helpful if you have someone sharing that journey with you.
Regional Hospice provides ongoing, individualized support and follow-up for 13 months following the death of a loved one. Our program consists of follow-up telephone calls, informative mailings and visits when requested. You can choose to receive any combination of these services, or none at all. In addition, from time to time, Regional Hospice offers Grief Support Groups. Please contact the Regional Hospice office closest to you for current availability.
Four Gifts to Give a Dying Loved One
Gratitude: Express your thanks for all your loved one has taught you, given you, and shown you. Let them know how grateful you are for their existence.
Love: Let your loved one know that you love them and what that love means and has meant in your life.
Forgiveness: Ask for and grant forgiveness for any hurts or harm.
Farewell: Let your loved one know that they can leave. Assure them that you will be OK. Say goodbye.
(The Four Gifts are based on the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.)