The death of a loved one can be one of the most challenging experiences in an individual's life. We know that grieving is a healthy and normal response to loss, and that support through the bereavement process can help individuals, families, and communities heal. The hospice benefit provides bereavement care to families and loved ones in the year following a patient's death. Additionally, bereavement services to the community, including counseling and support, are provided at no cost.
Please contact Aylett Wright, MS, Bereavement Coordinator at (406) 327-3624 for more information.
We offer the following services:
- Monthly mailings on grief and loss
- Bereavement support through in-person counseling and phone contact
- Bereavement support groups
- Memorial and celebration of life events
- Community education and counseling
- Bereavement services for professionals
- Referral to community resources
Upcoming Bereavement Events:
"When Grief is Complicated" - Hospice Foundation of America's Annual Living with Grief Program
Wednesday May 3, 2017, 11 am - 2 pm
Community Medical Center, Gallagher Conference Room
2827 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804
This annual program is sponsored by Partners in Home Care Hospice. This presentation is free and open to the public with 2.5 hours of CE for counselors and others working with bereaved persons. While most people are able to cope with the pain of loss, up to 10 to 20 percent of bereaved persons have more complicated reactions that may impair and impede functioning for a prolonged period of time. The presentation begins with an overview of contemporary work on complicated grief, then explores interventive strategies to support grievers experiencing complicated forms of grief.
Evening Bereavement Support Group
Tuesdays April 11 - May 30, 2017, 6 pm - 8 pm
Partners in Home Care, 2687 Palmer Street, Suite B, Missoula, MT 59808
This eight week series is for adults grieving the death of a loved one. This group includes education about grief and loss and provides participants an opportunity to share their experience. It is recommended that aparticipants wait at least two months after a death before attending a group. This group is free and open to the public. Registration is required by April 6, 2017. Please contact Aylett Wright, MS, Bereavement Coordinator at (406) 327-3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This group fills quickly - Register early!
You can read our Hospice Information Booklet here.