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Bereavement Program

Our bereavement program offers personalized bereavement support to patients and all members of the grieving process.

Support When You Need it the Most

It’s natural for families and friends to grieve for loved ones who are experiencing a life-limiting illness. The process often begins before death occurs. Our Bereavement services are available for people who are coping with losing a loved one. Our staff is committed to working closely with families who are going through the grieving process. 

We provide:

 

  • One-on-one support, starting at the time of admission
  • Print materials to provide education on end-of-life care
  • Supportive touch base calls to patients and families
  • In-home support sessions
  • Assistance with memorial services

Dedicated and Experienced

Our support is available to families for up to 13 months following the loss of a loved one. The bereavement program at Hospice of North Alabama is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, setting us apart from other agencies. We employ an entire team of dedicated bereavement staff who work closely with other disciplines to provide each family the unique support they need on their grief journey. People grieve in many different ways and need many different forms of support.

At Hospice of North Alabama, we go above & beyond to give each person the individualized support they deserve, meeting them where they are.

Our services include:

  • On-Call Hospice Support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Pain Management – Treatments to help with pain and discomfort
  • Symptom Management – Treatments to aid with anxiety, breathing, nausea and other symptoms
  • Medication Coordination – Allows proper medication to be available when needed
  • Registered Hospice Nurses Visits – Scheduled to meet your individualized hospice nursing care plan
  • Nurse Aide Visits – Scheduled to aid with personal care: bathing, feeding, dressing and other duties
  • Hospice Team Visits – Hospice counseling, program implementation, insurance coverage, support and follow-up visits
  • Volunteer Visits – Scheduled for
    companionship, errands, and light duties
  • Bereavement Services – 13-month
    bereavement services post-death to all family members and loved ones

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