Epilogue is the official bereavement newsletter of Faith & Hope Hospice, the best hospice Los Angeles County has to offer. Serving Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the surrounding communities.
In this issue we explore:
- Managing the Transition from Caregiver to Mourner
- Ambiguous Loss and resources to learn more about this type of grief experience
- Glossary of Grief Terms
- Artwork by Adelina Antoni
- A call for hospice volunteers, including ways to volunteer despite the COVID-19 outbreak
- Book Review: The Long Goodbye
- Movie Review: Steel Magnolias
- Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Cake
A Note From Your Bereavement Services Coordinator
Spring is coming! The cold, snowy days of the harsh Southern California winter draw to a close. (Okay, there’s no snow and cold is a relative term, but it is too chilly for the beach.) We look forward to Spring as a time of rejuvenation, to re-enter the world.
Perhaps your grief has you feeling disconnected or isolated. Spring may not change that, but I hope that our bereavement services can help you through your grief journey.
This edition of Epilogue we learn about Ambiguous Loss, a type of grief that many Faith & Hope Hospice clients experience. We also provide a glossary of grief terms that you may encounter in the months following a death. There is also a special piece of artwork on page 5. This is a reflection on grief expressed by Adelina Antoni, daughter of Faith & Hope Hospice’s President and COO.
All of this in addition our mainstays, including: book and movie reviews, recipe, poetry and other resources. I hope you find these useful and, as always, know that you are not alone in your grief.
-Reid Jacobs, APHSW-C, MSW, CT
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.