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Hometown Hospice raffle information is about bereavement

 


This week someone took home a $25 gift certificate for Sodbuster’s Restaurant. The winner of the Hometown Hospice drawing this week chose not to be publicly identified.

Next week’s drawing will be Monday, May 16, at the IGA Market from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. To help prospective winners, here is this week’s hospice information, which will be helpful for the drawing:

Bereavement services are an integral part of the KVH Hospice program. Any person whose loved one has participated in the hospice program is eligible to receive bereavement services. This includes family members and persons who have had a special relationship with the hospice patient. Hospice bereavement services are offered free of charge.

A Hospice bereavement coordinator is available for telephone contact and can visit in the home for 13 months after the death of a loved one. The coordinator will offer to send family members information about grief and bereavement. He or she can also offer an initial home visit for support and to provide information about bereavement resources in the community.

During the initial home visit or phone call, the bereavement coordinator will talk with family to identify how often family members would like supportive phone calls and/or visits. Generally, hospice provides follow-up support by phone or home visit at one month, three months, six months, nine months, one year, and 13 months following a patient’s death.

A bereavement support group is open to anyone in the community and meets monthly for mutual encouragement and support. Attendees do not have to have a family member on hospice in order to participate in this group.

 

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