Amore Hospice Care in Las Vegas, NV offers bereavement groups and grief support to assist survivors in coping with their loss and honoring the memory of their loved ones. These supportive sessions are designed to help you identify your strengths, navigate challenges, understand stressors, and develop effective coping skills to facilitate your adjustment to a significant loss in your life.
The Grieving Process
It is important to understand that grieving is a process, not a state. Most people need about a year to process their grief through their time of bereavement. No two people respond to grief the same way, and not all grief is related to death. It is normal to grieve the loss of everyday life routines and activities in the face of illness and dementia. Grief counselors offer a consistent presence to help grieving individuals cope with loss.
The Five Stages of Grief After Losing a Loved One
- Denial – Sometimes this is the first reaction to loss that helps buffer the shock of a traumatic loss.
- Anger – Losses often cause people to refocus their pain into anger.
- Bargaining – In times of acute pain, this stage of grief helps you hold onto hope.
- Depression – You may experience depression and despair during this phase.
- Acceptance – In this stage, you acknowledge the losses you’ve experienced, how you cope with them, and how you adjust your life.
We Offer Bereavement Care & Grief Support Groups
We provide grief support groups for spouses, families, and friends who anticipate the loss of their loved one and bereavement care for 13 months after the patient’s death in hospice. Group therapy gives people a sounding board and a support network helping put their grief and sorrow into perspective. If you’re looking for grief support in Las Vegas and would like to learn more about our services, contact us.
Our Grief Counselors Are Professionally Trained To:
- Support individuals of all ages.
- Help you understand how to cope with grief.
- Allow you to express your feelings in a safe environment.
- Assist families during the transitions associated with a terminal illness.
What To Expect From Support Groups
Attending a grief support group can be a helpful and comforting experience as you navigate the challenges of loss. While each group may have its own dynamics, there are some common elements you can generally expect:
- Safe and Non-Judgmental Environment: Grief support groups are designed to be safe spaces where individuals can express their feelings without fear of judgment. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and emotions openly.
- Facilitator Guidance: A trained facilitator or counselor typically leads the group, ensuring that discussions remain focused and supportive. They may introduce topics, guide conversations, and provide resources for coping with grief.
- Sharing Experiences: Participants often take turns sharing their experiences of loss. This can include talking about the person they lost, the circumstances surrounding the loss, and the emotions they are currently experiencing. Listening to others can provide validation and comfort.
- Validation of Feelings: Grief can bring a range of emotions, and individuals in the group often share similar feelings. Hearing others express similar thoughts can help validate your own emotions and provide a sense of normalcy to your grieving process.
- Coping Strategies: Support groups often provide a platform for discussing coping strategies and techniques for dealing with grief. Members may share what has helped them navigate their own grief journey, offering practical advice and emotional support.
- Education: Some groups may include educational components, providing information on the grieving process, common reactions to loss, and strategies for self-care. This knowledge can empower participants to better understand and cope with their grief.
- Connection and Empathy: Connecting with others who are experiencing similar feelings can be powerful. Empathy within the group helps create a sense of community, reducing feelings of isolation that often accompany grief.
- Mutual Support: Participants often develop a sense of camaraderie and mutual support. The shared experience of loss fosters understanding, compassion, and the opportunity to build relationships with people who truly understand the challenges of grief.
If you’re considering attending a grief support group, reach out to us beforehand to get a better sense of what to expect and ensure it aligns with your comfort level and needs.
Bereavement Care & Grief Support In Las Vegas
Amore Hospice Care provides grief support while loved ones are in hospice and bereavement care for 13 months after the patient passes. The cost for older surviving family members is covered by Medicare Part B and certain supplemental plans. We serve all of Clark County, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City. Contact us to learn more about the hospice care we offer.