Program Development, Consultation and Referrals
Western Reserve Grief Services provides consultation to employers, school personnel, social service/health care workers, safety forces and others.
Staff assist individuals in identifying the crucial factors of a situation and developing a plan of action. Consultations are provided either via telephone or on-site. Examples include working with a family member who has to tell a child about a sudden death; assisting an employer considering workplace issues when an employee has died; helping a teacher work with a child whose family member is dying; providing a social worker with resource information; assisting a nursing home in identifying support group approaches.
Hospice Bereavement – for those who have experienced Hospice of the Western Reserve
We know that hospice has been a profound experience. There is no single formula for grief. Bereavement Coordinators provide supportive services to hospice families for 13 months after the death of a loved one. Individual or family visits, telephone visits, a variety of groups, educational literature and resources, and special programs are provided.
Community Grief Support - Grief Counseling
Many bereaved individuals experience the death of a non-hospice loved one. We have identified several experienced and highly trained grief counselors in the community. Please call us for more information.
There are many faces of grief in the workplace. The caregiver, the grieving employee, the death of an employee and crisis reactions all impact the workplace. Balancing compassion and productivity can be difficult for employers. The hidden impact of grief and loss on the workplace may be seen through unexpected tardiness or absenteeism, decreased concentration, increased accidents and decreased production.
Western Reserve Grief Services can assist employers in identification and assessment of organizational needs, as well as the development of a plan of action. Consultations are provided via telephone or on site.
Over 4 million workers experience the death of a loved one each year. At any given time, approximately 25% of employees are grieving a loss. (American Hospice Foundation, 1999).