Bereavement Support

The staff at INTEGRIS Hospice will assist people through their grief and bereavement by promoting positive ways to cope with the pain of a loss. Although each individual responds to loss in a unique way, people in grief often feel shock, denial, fear, anger, resentment, hostility, powerlessness and deep loneliness.

Bereavement support

When an INTEGRIS Hospice staff member enters a patient home, we enter a home where loss is already taking place. The loss of schedules, lifestyle, health, dreams, freedoms and other normal activities naturally cause us pain. Anticipatory grief is a term often used for these feelings, but actually, we are already in the process of grief due to these losses.

Grief is not an illness, but the normal process of mourning and reacting to significant changes in one’s life. Bereavement is learning how to live with the change caused by the loss of a significant person.

Our grieving and bereavement care services provide follow-up for the families we have served for at least 13 months, even longer if necessary. In addition, we offer individual grief support, grief recovery groups and referrals to other community resources. As a non-profit organization, this grief support free of charge. It is confidential, and offered to anyone in the community who has suffered the loss of a significant person.

To learn more about INTEGRIS Hospice Grief Support Program and grief and bereavement care services call 405-848-8884.

“Where you used to be there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night.”
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

Bereavement Resources

We recommend a number of bereavement resources in addition to our support group and counseling service.

Channing L. Bete Company

Centering Corporation

Companion Press
Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Compassion Books

Doug Manning
In-Sight Books

James Miller
Willowgreen Publishing