Grief is what we call that set of feelings that arise from the loss of a loved one. Grief is painful. Grief is a natural part of life. There is no right way to grieve and many factors effect how we grieve.
Regional Hospice nurses, chaplains, and social workers are all available to help our patients and families cope with the difficult process of grief and loss that accompany dying and death.
Regional Hospice provides ongoing, individualized support and follow-up for 13 months following the death of a loved one. Our program consists of follow-up telephone calls, informative mailings and visits when requested. You can choose to receive any combination of these services, or none at all. In addition, from time to time, Regional Hospice offers Grief Support Groups. Please contact the Regional Hospice office closest to you for current availability.
Ashland, WI: (715) 685-5151
Ironwood, MI: (906) 932-7076
Hayward, WI: (715) 634-6433
Spooner/Grantsburg, WI: (715) 635-9077
Four Gifts to Give a Dying Loved One
Gratitude: Express your thanks for all your loved one has taught you, given you, and showed you. Let them know how grateful you are for their existence.
Love: Let your loved one know that you love them and what that love means and has meant in your life.
Forgiveness: Ask for and grant forgiveness for any hurts or harm.
Farewell: Let your loved one know that they can leave. Assure them that you will be OK. Say goodbye.
(The Four Gifts are based on the work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.)