At Unique Hospice, we understand that the death of a loved one is a difficult and trying time. We also know that the grieving process does not end when funeral services are over. In fact, for many people, the bereavement process can last for months or even years, which is why we offer our hospice bereavement counseling services to our families. Our counselors are specially trained to help you through this tough time, and they will listen to you, answer your questions, and provide guidance.
What is Bereavement Counseling in Hospice?
Bereavement counseling is support for the families of our patients who are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is common for people to feel a range of emotions after the death of a loved one, including sadness, anger, guilt, and loneliness. Bereavement counseling can help you deal with these emotions and start to cope with your loss.
What Happens at Bereavement Counseling?
At Unique Hospice, you will meet with a counselor who will talk to you about your experience of grief. You will have a chance to express your emotions and talk about your loved one. The counselor can also provide you with information about the grieving process and help you find ways to cope with your loss.
How Long Does Bereavement Counseling Last?
The length of bereavement counseling depends on your needs. Some people only need a few sessions, while others may need counseling for a longer period of time. Our counselors at Unique Hospice provide services for up to a year after your loved one has passed.
The Benefits of Bereavement Counseling with Hospice Care
Bereavement counseling during and after your family member’s hospice care can help you in many ways. It can provide you with support, understanding, and coping skills in an environment that encourages proper grieving and validation.
The bereavement counselors at Unique Hospice can help you to:
- Understand your grief
- Recognize when you are having difficulty coping
- Identify healthy ways to cope with your loss
- Work through your emotions
- Find meaning after the death of a loved one
When to Seek Bereavement and Grief Counseling
At Unique Hospice, our bereavement counselors help the family work through the grief associated with the patient’s declining health and eventual death. We can provide counseling at any stage of hospice care.
Common reasons people seek bereavement counseling include:
- Experiencing difficulty coping with the death of a loved one
- Feeling isolated and alone after the death of a loved one
- Having trouble returning to work or school after the death of a loved one
- Avoiding friends and activities that were once enjoyed
- Struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues
- Feeling angry, guilty, or numb after the death of a loved one
How Unique Hospice Can Help Your Family During Hospice
The death of a loved one is a difficult time for any family, but Unique Hospice can help. We offer bereavement counseling services to help the families of our patients before and after the death of a loved one. We understand what you are going through, and we can provide you with the support and resources you need to cope with your loss. Contact Unique Hospice online or call (626) 335-7077 to learn more about our bereavement counseling services.