Counselling is available for our Residents as well as their families and loved ones. This time of palliative care for a loved one can be stressful and very emotional. Hopewell Counsellors are well trained in all grief and loss issues as well as any other field and they are more than happy to have a chat with you if you feel that you need to talk to someone. This can be arranged by speaking to our family support staff or the registered nurse on duty.
Hopewell’s Outreach Service offers bereavement care in a variety of ways, such as individual counselling (face-to-face and by telephone) and group support. You may find that it makes you feel better to go over the events leading up to and around the death with those that were there. If you think it may be helpful, you may even wish to contact a member of the palliative care team who cared for your loved one and talk with them. If there were difficulties surrounding the relationship with the person who died, you may need to visit a psychologist, social worker or counsellor available at Hopewell.
Please remember that even after your loved one has died, we will continue to support you with our services. Our active bereavement support is available to all families. You have become part of the Hopewell family and we will always welcome you and support you with any issues that might arise for you.