Bereavement Support Services

Bereavement Support Services

First Call Hospice Bereavement Services includes a variety of services that will help you through the complex process of coping with the death of a loved one. Grief can affect all aspects of your life. The death of a loved one can be a profound life changing experience. You are likely dealing with a wide array of emotions, including feelings of sadness, guilt, regret or anger or even relief. You may be feeling out of control and overwhelmed by the events that have occurred before and after the death of your loved one.

First Call Hospice is committed to supporting you through this difficult time. We provide the following services for all of our hospice families.

  • Our grief services are provided for thirteen months.
  • We provide supportive bereavement groups.
  • Periodic phone calls.
  • Individual Counseling if necessary.
  • Mailings that focus on the normal process of grief helping you to understand the complex journey of grief and loss.
  • Community resources and referrals.
  • Annual Memorial Service to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Some words about the grief process.

No two individuals experience grief in quite the same way. It is very unique to each of us. How grief appears in your life encompasses many things. Grief can vary depending on your age, the nature of the relationship, the type of death, the timing and events leading up to the death can affect how you are feeling. Moreover, our own personal issues and misperceptions almost always add a “twist” to our grieving process which can result in feelings of confusion, fear or even a sense of peace and completion.

First Hospice welcomes you and will walk with you through this journey.

Please contact our Bereavement Coordinator for the next group available by calling 916-725-2580.


“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
- Mary Anne Radmacher