When someone dies, we grieve.
Grief is a natural response to loss, but not an easy one. The death of someone close to us can be a life-transforming event that affects all aspects of our lives. It is manifested physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and socially.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief does not follow a prescribed timeline. It can take much longer than we anticipate. Grief is unique to each individual, but there are common themes.
Hospice volunteers and staff provide a variety of grief support services and resources. The first step is meeting with a Hospice staff member to discuss each person’s needs. Suggestions may include:
- One-to-one support
- Care clinic and wellness treatments
- Bereavement Support Group: A grief support group for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one
- Suicide Support Group: A grief support group for individuals grieving the loss of a loved one due to suicide
- Borrowing from the lending library
- Trained Hospice volunteers provide face-to-face support and/or phone support.
- Our extensive library of books and videos is available during our office hours.
Self Referrals Accepted & Services Are Free of Charge.
For more information, or to set up an intake appointment with Cowichan Hospice, please call us at (250) 701-4242
Grief Resources from Hospice
Stay tuned… online version coming soon! Or drop into the office and access our Lending Library.
It is such a relief to have a safe place to go where it’s encouraged to just ‘be.’ I would strongly recommend Hospice to anyone experiencing grief.”
-Rachel, grief client