The hospice care team works with surviving loved ones to help them through the grieving process. A trained volunteer, clergy member, or professional counselor provides support to survivors through visits, phone calls, and/or other contact, as well as through support groups.
The bereavement counselors help families who have lost or have a terminally ill loved one.
They handle a variety of tasks such as
- Making funeral or memorial service arrangements, arranging counseling, and providing information as needed to the bereaved.
- Acting as the main manager of the volunteers, medical staff, and others who are working with the bereaved.
- Offering counseling, assessing needs, and explaining the services available to the bereaved.
- Organizing and scheduling support groups
- Creating bereavement materials, documenting bereavement services given to clients, and training new staff.
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