At Longleaf, we recognize that grief and bereavement are a natural human response to any significant change, transition or loss that we experience in our lives. For that reason, we offer bereavement support to our patients, their families and their loved ones.
Our team of caring professionals provide ongoing support to patients and their loved ones as they begin their journey with hospice. Longleaf is committed to helping individuals cope with anticipatory grief and confront unresolved concerns that will unlimitedly promote a quality of life that is more peaceful and meaningful.
Bereavement support is also available for caregivers and families for a minimum of 13 months following the loss of their loved one. These services are offered free of charge, and include:
- Visits and/or phone calls from bereavement staff and trained volunteers.
- Short term individual and family counseling.
- Quarterly mailings providing grief support information. This service is also available to extended family members of our patients who may not reside locally.
- Information about bereavement support groups and grief-related resources in the community.
Our bereavement services are an important part of the Longleaf “Circle of Care” approach. These services can also be made available to anyone in the greater community who is seeking support in coping with grief and loss in their lives.
To speak to a Longleaf grief counselor, please call 770-939-9179.