What is Bereavement?
The action or condition of being bereaved. A period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one. A state of intense grief.
When one is grieving, it is a normal process of reacting to the loss of a loved one. Grief may be experienced as an emotional, mental, social, or physical reaction. At Legacy, we walk alongside you with every step of the hospice process, including bereavement.
The Bereavement program is all-encompassing and we acknowledge that bereaving looks different for everyone. We start from the moment a patient is admitted. We reach out to the patient’s loved ones and continue to work with them periodically up to 13 months after the patient has expired.
The Bereavement Program’s purpose is to provide comfort to both the patients and their families. In addition, we offer monthly support groups that discuss a variety of topics that relate to bereavement and coping with the loss of a loved one. Literature is also readily available for those who would like to understand more about bereavement as well as meeting with the families one-on-one. We also recognize patients by holding memorials that pay homage to those who have passed. Furthermore, we want you to know that you are never alone in your journey.