Hospice offers a bereavement coordinator 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 West Tennessee Healthcare Hospice at 731-664-4244 or 731-644-4220.
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 meets the first and third Tuesday after each month from 3:00-4:30. For more information, call 731-644-4244.
Community Outreach Support
- Speakers 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, and Children and Grief.
- To schedule a speaker, call 731-664-4220 or 1-800-286-5717, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Bereavement Teleconference
West Tennessee Healthcare Hospice 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.
Hospice Memorial Services are held to provide an opportunity for West Tennessee Healthcare Hospice 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) or mailed to our office.
NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE STATEMENT
West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.