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Because we understand a family’s needs go on after the death of a loved one, we provide a variety of grief support services throughout the first year of bereavement. 

Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge offers an After Care program that provides  opportunities to develop a better understanding of grief, learn coping skills, and share feelings with others who are experiencing loss.
It is not necessary to be a family member of a hospice patient to participate in the bereavement program. Anyone who has experienced loss is welcome to be part of this program. Bereavement services provided include:



  • Individual and family counseling before and after the patient's death

  • Family and caregiver support visits by specially trained staff and/or volunteers before and after a patient's death

  • Telephone support

  • Monthly informational mailings

  • Support groups

  • Memorial services 

  • Spiritual counseling

  • Staff in-service programs

  • Community educational resources​​

We offer a Grief Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one. The gathering will take place in a confidential, supportive environment. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 PM.


For more information about our bereavement program contact Donna Ward at (828)-765-5677

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