Compassionate care to help during your journey of grief.
Bereavement coincides with the imminent dying and death of the individual and consists of two stages: separation and mourning.
Separation occurs when the loved one’s consciousness diminishes and awareness of the environment vanishes. At this time, the family fully experiences their loss and the loneliness of separation. Self-absorption is the hurdle for the family to overcome now. Hospice intervention is directed toward promoting intimacy, if family members are to be supported in their ability to grieve within their family network.
Mourning begins when the reality of impending death hits. The obstacle for the family to overcome here is guilt. Human grief is as strong and as unique as the relationship that has been severed. Grief is a personal experience, different for each member of a family who is grieving over the loss of the same person.
You’re not alone.
3HC’s team approach treats not only the patient, but recognizes the entire family. Bereavement services are available for 13 month after the death of a loved one. This includes visits, telephone calls, mailings, support groups and memorial services. 3HC also offers bereavement support groups within the community. The bereavement support group services are free and available to the public. At 3HC, we’re here to help our families navigate through their journey of grief.
A special bereavement program offered to the general community is Wings! Camp for Grieving Children. Because of their limited life experiences, and lack of coping skills, children may find the grief process very difficult. At Wings Camp, children between the ages of 8 and 17 learn in a safe and caring environment, that their feelings are normal and an important part of the healing process. Grief-related activities are conducted in small groups led by trained counselors. Children are encouraged to express themselves through arts and crafts.