Hospice’s team approach treats not only the patient but recognizes the entire family is affected by a terminal illness. After a patient has died, the team will keep in contact with the family on a regular basis for at least one year after the death of the loved one.
Additionally, Compassionate Care Hospice provides intensive bereavement services for family members and communities which may require it.
Our bereavement team may provide Memorial Services in long-term care facilities and assisted livings. The Memorial Service can be a time of healing and reflection for the residents and staff.
Whether a death is expected or not, grief is a natural response to loss for even the most courageous or prepared among us. Anxiety, fear, depression, sorrow, and anger are often present at the time of death and for months to come.
In bereavement, one’s routines, relationships, roles, and emotions are often disrupted. Very often lives must be reorganized and rebuilt.
Compassionate Care Hospice is available to help during this difficult time by:
- Facilitating the experience of sadness, loss and grief following the death.
- Validating the many experiences that are felt by those who grieve.
- Assesses patient and family needs
- Offering support and guidance to family members and friends who have experienced a loss.
- Identifying signs of complicated grief and initiating resources to assist the family.
This Grief Support video was created by a group of current and former staff members of CCH|Atlanta. Participants include: Michael Mullink and Jonathan Spencer, Chaplains, Elaine Hoffman, Bereavement Coordinator, and Linda Smith and Lesley Brogan, former Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinators. This service project was possible due to a grant from the Lilly Foundation, as a part of a year-long cohort for Continuing Education through Columbia Seminary in Decator, GA.