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Hospice Bereavement Support

By: Kelly Barfield
By: Kelly Barfield

The death of a loved one is something we all dread, but unfortunately it's a fact of life. Hospice of South Georgia wants you to know that they're here and they might do more than you think.

Hospice of South Georgia Director Susan Cherry says, "What many people don't realize is that hospice care does not end with the death of the patient we care for."

Hospice provides support and counseling to those suffering from the loss for up to 13 months.

Cherry says, "Helping them to regain their focus, helping them work through that first year of grief and loss."

Bereavement Coordinator Connie Register makes sure those suffering get the help they need. Register just received national certification in Thanatology, the study of death, dying and bereavement.

Register says, "I wanted to be able to have the skills and knowledge to be able to help anyone, whether it be helping through the loss of a loved one or whether it be issues before the death."

Cherry says, "It's a demonstration of her commitment, personally, and our commitment as an organization to provide the highest level of skill and expertise."

Hospice provides individual counseling as well as community support groups. The counseling and support groups that hospice provides are free to the public.

Contact Hospice of South Georgia for more information.


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