Support and Resources for Caregivers and Loved Ones
We understand that the complex needs surrounding a life-limiting illness often extend to family and friends as well. That is why at Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home, we help you and your loved ones navigate the end-of-life experience, alleviate stresses associated with providing care and find support following a loss.
Each member of our Supportive Services team is specifically trained in providing end-of-life care and works to ensure that your hospice services align with your personal goals and beliefs.
Services can include:
- Psychosocial support by a licensed medical social worker
- Pastoral services
Bereavement support groups and other services
Our support services are provided free of charge to anyone in the community regardless of whether you or your loved one has received care from a Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home service or facility. Please contact our bereavement team directly by email or call 781-756-2488.
Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home licensed medical social workers are available to anyone directly connected with a patient’s care. Our focus is on:
- Helping identify risk factors for isolation and depression and finding ways to mitigate these risks
- Assisting with life concerns beyond an illness
- Helping with end-of-life decisions, including health care proxies and advanced directives
Our chaplains represent and respect all denominations and provide:
- Confidential and respectful emotional and spiritual care for patients and loved ones affected with a terminal illness
- Help with religious rituals, including Sacrament of the Sick, Communion and funeral services
Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home provides bereavement support services for up to 13 months following the death of a loved one; this can include in-person or virtual one-on-one counseling as well as support groups. We also help families and loves ones find resources to assist with ongoing support services.
Wednesday, March 20th
Time: 12:00 – 1:15 pm.
This workshop aims to paint a picture of the landscape you are in during grief. Our bereavement counselor will present some common features or characteristics of the grief experience. In addition, there will be discussion on self-care and coping tools.
***Instructions for logging in to the workshop will be sent via email following registration.
Loss of Spouse/Partner
Fridays: 4/05, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/03, 5/10
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am.
This 6–week in-person group seeks to create a safe space to help participants navigate life after loss. Participants will have the opportunity to share their stories and connect with others who can relate. Ways for coping will be discussed. The group will also offer the comfort in knowing you are not alone in your grief.
Adult Loss of Parent
Tuesdays: 4/02, 4/09, 4/16, 4/30, 5/07, 5/14 (No group on 4/23)
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm.
This 6-week group offers the opportunity for participants to share their stories, learn coping strategies and join with others who have experienced a similar loss.
***Instructions for logging in to the workshop will be sent via email following registration
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
For all Groups/Workshops
Further program details including location will be provided during registration. All programs are FREE of charge and open to the community, space is limited.
For information and/or to register, please call Maureen Burge, Bereavement Manager at (781) 901-6561.