Grief Support

Grief is a normal response to the loss of a loved one.  When someone important to us has died, we mourn the loss of the relationship as well as the loss of the person.  We at Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester understand that grieving can take many forms.  Each person's grieving process is unique, depending on the personal relationship you had with your loved one and your life experiences.  Your grief is personal but you do not have to grieve alone.

At Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester we offer a wide range of Bereavement Services.  Professional bereavement care is offered to all members of the community in addition to our patient families.  Our bereavement program operates primarily on funds from contributions and grants.  Your support is deeply appreciated.


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BEREAVEMENT SERVICES

Support Groups

Participation in a support group has been shown to be one of the best ways to help those who are grieving the death of a loved one.  People who have experienced similar losses are brought together in an environment of safety, care, compassion and commitment.  These groups can help you realize that while the feelings you are experiencing are uniquely yours, they may follow a similar path to that of others.  In this supportive setting you may be able to understand and work through your grief. 

All of our support groups are facilitated by professionals with experience in grief counseling.  Groups are loss-specific, run for 8-10 weeks, and are repeated every few months.  An assessment is required for group participation.  Current groups are:

 

Group crisis support programs

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Special workshops and events

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Individual Bereavement Counseling

Individual counseling is available to hospice families and community members after a required assessment.  Bereavement coordinators are available to help you through what can be a difficult transition.

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Resources

 
shivaconnect.com
-- This independent site provides information about and assistance for sitting Shiva.
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Griefwords Library -- These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.

Click Here -- for Griefwords Library

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Bereavement Information:

Karen Dreher, LCSW-R
(914) 682-1484, ext. 130
kdreher@hospiceofwestchester.com

Kim Gordon, CT
(914) 682-1484, ext. 163
kgordon@hospiceofwestchester.com

Bruce Page, MAT, MDiv
(914) 682-1484, ext. 118
bpage@hospiceofwestchester.com