Healing Takes Time…

When a loved one is seriously ill, one may feel lost and overwhelmed. You may even find yourself grieving the loss of a loved one before death occurs. Grief is something that is your own, it’s very individualized. Even when you think you are prepared and a strong person the feeling of grief can be overwhelming. The feelings of your loss are normal and may continue for months after you lose a loved one. No one can be fully prepared for this time of grief, but there is professional support available through Homestead. Any family member, partner, friend or caregiver of a hospice patient can take advantage of Homestead’s specialized bereavement and grief support. Through Homestead’s dedicated grief programs, emotional support is available prior to or after a loss. Healing takes time and because grief is the not the same for everyone, Homestead offers a range of support for 13 months following the death of a loved one.

Grief support groups offer companionship and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss and who know the challenges that living with grief brings. In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, support groups provide the opportunity to share your story openly and guilt-free. You also have the opportunity to hear the stories of others and communicate about daily coping and the most difficult days of your grief journey.