This edition focuses on veterans and the COVID19 outbreak. We explore these topics:
Needs of Grieving Veterans
- Grieving During a Pandemic
- Complicated Grief
- COVID-19 and Grief
- Supporting Children Through COVID-19
- Book Review: Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families
- Movie Review: Top Gun
- Artwork by Reid Jacobs
A Note From Your Bereavement Services Coordinator
The past few months have been dominated by COVID-19, social distancing, and facemasks. The number of new cases and deaths continue to rise. This disease has cut across all segments of society. As I write, one of my co-workers is hospitalized due to COVID-19. It’s likely that you or someone you care about is also directly affected by the COVID-19 as well.
This edition of Epilogue was slated to focus on veterans and their families in hon-or of Memorial Day. We are proud of the service and sacrifices made by veterans, their families, especially those soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Faith & Hope Hos-pice recognizes the unique needs of veterans, which is why we’ve obtained Level 1 We Honor Veterans certification. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to veterans and their families through hospice care and into bereavement.
We could not ignore the pandemic though. It’s having too much affect on the world. We do have several articles on veterans in this issue and several topics, like complicated grief, that apply to veterans and COVID-19.
Know that throughout this period of crisis, the Faith & Hope Hospice team is here for you. I’m happy to talk with you or just listen if that’s what you need. Our Spiritual Coordinators are also available for a prayer or spiritual insight during this crisis.
With deepest sincerity,
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.