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Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One

Salute Hospice understands the challenges in coping with feelings of sadness caused by the impending death of a loved one as well as the grief that comes afterwards. That is why we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and support overcoming emotional struggles. We employ a team of professionals who are ready to provide assistance and emotional support in order to help understand, process, and deal with grief.

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Preparing For Your
Loved One’s Passing

Hospice care is given to those who have been given a prognosis of six months or less to live if their disease follows its natural course. With this sudden revelation, the family of a loved one must also begin to prepare themselves mentally for the passing of the patient. To prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for the journey that you will take with the patient, we recommend visiting our Lomita office and speaking to our counselors and taking advantage of the bereavement and grief services we offer. Our services include:

  • Memorial support
  • Regular home visits from grief support specialists, chaplains, and volunteers
  • Quarterly bereavement/grief letters of support
  • Educational materials
  • Grief/bereavement telephone support
  • Grief/bereavement support groups
  • Community resource referrals
  • Community support groups

To help understand the hospice experience your loved one will receive during their last days and how you should prepare yourself along the way, we also recommended reading:

  • Extending the Promise of Hospice Care Even More
  • Approaching the Hospice Conversation: Best Practices for Physicians
  • Hospice is Care for the Whole Family
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