Grief Support Services

Individual Support

Hospice offers a bereavement counselor, social workers, chaplains, and trained bereavement volunteers who can meet individually for one-on-one grief support or with small groups. These visits may be in person or over the phone. To arrange for a support visit or call, contact Hospice of West Tennessee at 731-664-4220 or 1-800-286-5717.

Correspondence Support

Monthly literature regarding coping is available to assist with understanding the many emotions and reactions that are experienced during the 12 months following a loss.

Group Support Services

  • Passages Grief Support Groups
  • Additional Support Groups can be requested

Community Outreach Support

  • Speakers, Group Facilitators, and Educational Programs are available to individuals, groups, churches, or schools upon request
  • Popular topics include, but are not limited to: Hospice 101, Hospice in the Nursing Home, Grief and Loss, Children and Grief, and Pain Management
  • To schedule a speaker, call 731-664-4220 or 1-800-286-5717, or email us at: hospice@wth.org

Annual Bereavement Teleconference

Hospice of West Tennessee joins hundreds of other hospice providers across the country in a National Bereavement Teleconference. It is broadcast in the J. Walter Barnes Conference Center at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with a relevant subject on grief and coping each year.

Memorial Services

Hospice Memorial Services are held to provide an opportunity for Hospice of West Tennessee patient families, friends, and caregivers to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away during the past year.

Memorial Gifts or Honorariums

Many families request that friends and relatives make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers or other remembrances at the time of a loved one's death. A gift may also be made in honor of an anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion. These gifts are tax deductible, and may be donated to the Hospice Fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation (731-984-2140).