Epilogue: Bereavement Newsletter, Nov/Dec 2019

Epilogue: Bereavement Newsletter November / December 2019 Cover

Epilogue November/December 2019

Faith and Hope Hospice Pasadena is the best hospice Los Angeles County has to offer. Serving Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the surrounding communities.

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This edition of Epilogue covers the following topics:
– Grief & the Holidays
– Children’s Grief
– Models of Grief
– The Dual Process Model of Grief
– Resources for coping with grief in the holidays
– Book and movie reviews
– Recipe for Stolichnaya (Olivier Salad)

A Note From the Bereavement Services Coordinator

Oh, the holidays! The best, and sometimes hardest, time of the year. We tend to idealize the holidays, striving for the perfect experience. This is a time for families to come together. It’s a time to enjoy being with one another and make memories. It really can feel blessed, but going through the holidays for the first time after a death can be harrowing. The pain of loss can resurface. The realization that the traditions are forever changed… the sense that things are not the same… the knowledge that someone important to you is gone. Yet there continues to be the high expectations for a happy holiday. These experiences are normal.

Surviving the holidays while grieving is a big topic. Thankfully, there are many resources available to help you get through the season. We have a few articles and several resources to help you. Our bereavement team is also available to talk by phone or in person, if the general resources don’t meet your need.

Despite the grief, there can still be hope and there can still be joy. That is the miracle of the holidays.

Faith and Hope Hospice & Palliative Care is a family-owned company based in Pasadena, CA. We are a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, accredited by The Joint Commission, and We Honor Veterans- Level 1 certified.

Faith & Hope was first established in 2007 out of a little office in Burbank, CA. We now serve Burbank, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and the surrounding communities.

Meeting our patient’s psychosocial needs is our priority. We provide comfort care wherever our patients live by using a holistic approach toward their illnesses. We also recognize that tending to the family’s emotional needs is as crucial as the patient’s needs. That’s why were considered the best hospice Los Angeles has to offer.