Although death is a part of life, you are never ready for the emotions that come after the loss of a loved one. The way we grieve is personal and individual to each one of us, but it is not something you should go through alone. Although there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthier and more effective ways to cope than others. UnityPoint Hospice offers classes, counselors, and support groups through bereavement services to help you and your family deal with the pain of loss. Our bereavement program can support you with:
- One-on-one grief counseling
- Telephone calls and correspondence
- Support groups
- Memorial services
- Community referrals
- Grief resources
Bereavement Support and Education Groups
Seasons of Grief is an ongoing adult grief support group for active grieving and socialization that is offered three times each month in two different locations.
When: First Monday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Conference Room 1, Des Moines
When: First Monday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Methodist West Hospital, Conference Room 1/2, West Des Moines
When: Third Monday of every month from at 11:30 a.m., Social Lunch Gathering
Where: Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Private Dining Room, Des Moines
In addition to the services provided through our bereavement program, we also have resources online to help you take the necessary steps as you deal with the loss of a loved one.