Grief support is an integrated part of the continuum of care for Tidewell families. Tidewell has grief specialists on staff whose primary responsibility is working with hospice families. They lead a team of trained volunteers who maintain telephone contact with surviving family members, if requested, for a year or more following the death of a Tidewell patient. Support groups are also available, and Tidewell family members receive special monthly mailings for one year following the death of their loved one.
"An integrated part of the continuum of care"
"Special bereavement services are also offered for children"
Even though the majority of Tidewell’s patients are adults, special bereavement services are also offered for children and their families who have experienced the death of a loved one. Children’s counselors are experts in helping youngsters deal with illness, grief and loss.
"Non-denominational memorial services are held annually"
Non-denominational memorial services are held annually to remember Tidewell patients who have died. These services provide an opportunity for families and Tidewell team members to grieve together while paying tribute to loved ones.