Bereavement

Bereavement is a term that describes the period after a loss when grief is experienced, and mourning occurs. While grieving is a natural and healthy reaction, it can become consuming for some. Although you may feel that you are coping well after the passing of a loved one, you may still be experiencing several symptoms of grief. 

 

Grieving for the loss of a loved one begins before the actual time of death. Family members may experience grief over the suffering and changes in their loved one’s life. They may also have a sense of loss of relationship or interaction. Grief is more complicated than sadness. If it is not dealt with appropriately, it can easily become overwhelming and lead to depression.

 

The team at Dove Hospice is here to help. We offer full bereavement services to those who have lost a loved one, including children, parents, spouses and siblings. We provide the support required to effectively cope with the loss of a loved one through a variety of means, such as letters, cards and telephone calls. If needed, the hospice team can also refer family members and friends to other medical or professional care, including grief therapy. 

 

Our goal is to help individuals cope with and accept the loss of their loved one through our comprehensive services. Dove Hospice provides continuous support, especially during significant times, such as birthdays or anniversaries. This service continues for 13 months after the death of a loved one but can be discontinued at any time.

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