Bereavement

Hospice Care Plus provides grief support to caregivers and families of our patients as well as to our community. Contact us at 859-986-1500, 800-806-5492, or grief@hospicecp.org to ask questions or learn more about these resources.

Current Support Groups

Please pre-register for group events and gatherings by calling 859-986-1500 or using the links provided.

Weekly Grief Support Gathering at our Compassionate Care Center – Learn more and pre-register online.

Grief Support Series in Estill County – Learn more and pre-register online.

You can use our online form to send a general inquiry about available Grief & Loss Support Services or call us 859-986-1500.

Other Bereavement Program Support

  • One-On-One Support Sessions (Virtual, Phone, In Person)
  • Workshops and Limited Series
  • Literature Mailings
  • Annual Remembrance Tree Ceremony (First Sunday in December)

About the Remembrance Tree Ceremony

For decades, our annual Remembrance Tree Ceremony has supported those who grieve for loved ones during the holiday season. It has become a comforting, meaningful family tradition for hundreds. Guests submit memorial names, and our volunteers personalize a memorial ornament for each name. During the ceremony, guests place ornaments on the remembrance trees as their loved ones’ names are read. Although free and open to the public, we invite participants to make a donation of any size when requesting their ornament. Proceeds fund the event as well as our programs and services. If you would like to be added to the email invitation list for the Remembrance Tree Ceremony, please sign up for our Upcoming Events Mailing List.

Contacting our Bereavement Staff

Our Bereavement Coordinator and additional bereavement support staff are here for you. Please contact us if you have questions about our current support options or anything related to grief and loss support: 859-986-1500 or grief@hospicecp.org.

My Bereavement Booklet

This booklet was created and published by our bereavement team. We’re happy to mail this to anyone who would like extra support as they grieve the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether our organization cared for him or her. Please contact us to request the booklet: 859-986-1500 or hospice@hospicecp.org. The booklet is limited to residents of the counties served by our organization: Estill, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley, and Rockcastle counties.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

“35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child,” published by The Dougy Center. Order by calling The Dougy Center at 503-775-5683 or visit their online bookstore

The Dougy Center Free Resources Website: Find numerous free resources for grieving children and families.

Helping a Man Who is Grieving,” by Alan Wolfelt, PhD.

How Children Grieve: Persistent Myths May Stand in the Way of Appropriate Care and Support for Children,” by Kate Jackson.