Bereavement

Hospice care does not end when the patient passes away. Bereavement follow-up services are an important part of the Hospice care provided to the family of each Hospice patient. Hospice staff, including nurses, social workers and the chaplain, provide bereavement services. Hospice volunteers also play a vital role in bereavement follow-up. Hospice staff provides official bereavement follow up for one year from the date of the patient’s death.

Grief Support Coalition: The purpose of the Northfield Grief Support Coalition is to provide a list of grief and loss support groups and resources for people in our community. By working together, various support groups are available throughout the year, along with special events, services and presentations on topics related to grief and loss.

Bereavement Support Groups: Offered each fall by Northfield Hospice. The group meets for 6 sessions at the Hospital and is open to the public. Contact us at   507-646-1037  for more information.

Annual Hospice Memorial Service: Each spring, Northfield Hospice holds a special memorial service to bring together family and friends to remember and honor the patients who have been a part of the Hospice program. Volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Grief Support Brochure2 2013-2014

When a Loved One Dies booklet (PDF)