Patient & Family Services

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” – Earl Grollman

As soon as your loved one joins our service, Hospice Services of Lake County provides grief and loss support for family members, friends, and /or caregivers.  This service can last up to a year after your loved ones’ death.  We provide initial one on one counseling, telephone counseling and small group support.  After the initial bereavement support, we provide a variety of ongoing bi-monthly support groups for as long as you choose to attend.  In addition, families with children are offered our Wings of Hope family camp which meets several times each year.

Types of Groups

  • Understanding Suicide Grief and Loss Groups
  • Good Mourning 
  • Women’s Memory card /1 day group
  • Wings of Hope Family Bereavement Camps
  • Quilting Bereavement Group
  • Hope for the Holidays
  • General Grief and Loss /8 week group
  • Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training 
  • Caring for a Loved one with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease 

 

 “After the death of my husband I thought I was handling everything well until the cards stopped coming and people stopped dropping by. The emptiness of my life sank in and I felt so lost.  With the help of your grief support I learned that I was in deep mourning.  I will never completely get over this, but I will get through this with the support of others.”  — Maria D.