We can’t thank you enough for all of the support and care you and your team provided during mom’s final days. You were a great resource for us as we transitioned mom from actively seeking care for her cancer, to providing peace and comfort for her final journey. You and the staff who helped us will always be a part of our memory of her.
As part of the Optage Hospice family, your loved ones will continue to receive the same personalized quality care from your dedicated chaplain throughout their bereavement for 13 months.
Join us for support
Optage Hospice offers faith-based grief support across all Presbyterian Homes & Services communities (virtually and in-person) for residents, families and staff as well as to the broader community.
Grief support groups are offered in addition to the 13 months of bereavement support to your family.
- Held virtually in the evenings
- Drop in or become a regular attendee
- Offered as 4-6 week series
- Topics may include: Grief Explorations | Mind, Body, Spirit | Pathways to Hope | and more…
You and your family can also connect with your chaplain/bereavement coordinator to learn more about these groups, contact us online, subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter Springs of Living Water or call 651-746-8200.
Dedicated to a life well lived.
I just want to thank each of you for your most excellent, competent and compassionate care of my sister Mary. I also thank you for caring for me. I could not have been with my sister if I was not being held by your care.
Nothing heals a human heart more than being with someone who is experiencing something similar. It can help both ways: the person facing fresh grief can be encouraged by one who has been there before, and the experienced griever grows by supporting another. Helping others is the key to mental health.
In our group, something magical happened. We connected on a different level, learned stories about each other and the person we’re each caring for, and talked about our shared caregiving path, through all the joy and anguish that entails. Caregiving can be so isolating. This group helped me to know that I was not alone.
When I first inquired about attending the grief group, the facilitator asked me what I was looking for. I said, ‘I am looking for somewhere to belong.’ That is what the group has given me…a place to belong.