Bereavement Services

Hospice care doesn’t end with the needs of the patient. The passing of a loved one brings enormous changes, and everyone tends to grieve in their own way. Bereavement care is an essential part of the experience, helping to meet the needs of the entire family. Anticipating grief reactions and providing ongoing support for the bereaved is part of the services offered at Mesilla Valley Hospice.

A very important part of Mesilla Valley Hospice is the Bereavement and Grief Support we offer to you following the death of a loved one. We provide grief support and can teach grief coping skills to all family member including children, as well as to extended family and friends.

FOR HOSPICE PATIENT FAMILIES

These grief support services are free of charge and are included in your loved ones’ hospice services.

• Individual counseling

• Family counseling

• Child and adolescent counseling and support

• Hospice families receive a bereavement newsletter for one year after the death of a loved one

• Supportive phone calls

• Grief support visits

• Education on grief coping skills

*All of these services can be provided in the home if person cannot drive (Doña Ana County only)

PROVIDED TO THE COMMUNITY

• Grief support group

• Referrals to community resources*

• Educational presentations on grief, loss, death, and dying

• Employer grief support for the death of a co-worker or student

PROVIDED TO THE COMMUNITY BASED ON AVAILABILITY

• Individual counseling*

• Family counseling*

• Child and adolescent counseling and grief support*

• Education on grief coping skills

*Provided in office setting only

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

The entrance for the groups is at the Gerald H. Deabel wing of Mesilla Valley Hospice, located to the rear of the eastside parking lot. The parking lot is labeled as “Private Road: No thru traffic,” but please drive into this parking lot and park near the storage sheds. You must ring the doorbell to the Gerald H. Deabel wing to enter.

MESILLA VALLEY HOSPICE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

For Adults Who are Grieving the Death of a Loved One

This support group provides information about the grief process and a safe place to examine the many feelings of grief. The group offers support, compassion, understanding and reassurance, as well as the hope of learning to live with the experience of loss.

       DATE: Six consecutive weeks, one hour per week (contact us for the next group dates)

      TIME: To Be Determined. Could be during business hours or evenings

      PLACE: Mesilla Valley Hospice, Gerald H. Deabel wing on East side of building299 E. Montana Ave. (two blocks west of El Paseo)

For full benefit, all six sessions should be attended. Closed after second session. Offered free of charge, Donations to Mesilla Valley Hospice are welcomed. Open to the Public. Registration is required.

Facilitated by Susie Facio, LMSW

Grief Support Group For Women Who are Grieving the Death of Their Mother

Meets every 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm; hosted in the same Mesilla Valley Hospice location

      DATE: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month

     TIME: 6 p.m.

     PLACE: Mesilla Valley Hospice, Gerald H. Deabel wing on East side of building299 E. Montana Ave. (two blocks west of El Paseo)

Open to the Public. Registration is required. Donations to Mesilla Valley Hospice are welcomed. For more information and registration, please call.

Facilitated by Susie Facio, LMSW

THE SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP

      DATE: Every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month

      TIME: 4:30 p.m.

      PLACE: Mesilla Valley Hospice, Gerald H. Deabel wing on East side of building299 E. Montana Ave. (two blocks west of El Paseo)

Facilitated by Dr. Satya Rao and Margaret Short