Family Pillars Hospice provides an organized Bereavement Program supervised by a qualified bereavement counselor who has documented evidence of education or experience in dealing with grief or loss counseling. The services are available to assist the patient and family in minimizing stress and problems that arise from the terminal illness, related conditions and the dying process. Bereavement counseling also extends to residents of SNF/NF or ICF/MR when appropriate and identified in the bereavement plan of care. Bereavement counseling is a required hospice service but is not reimbursable.
Our Bereavement Coordinator, Stephen Libby, is a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience, with 17 of those years specializing in hospice care. He has been with Family Pillars since March of 2022, and has made quite an impact on our Family Pillars community in his short time with us so far.
Stephen is always willing to give as much time as he needs to those who require bereavement, and is available by phone by calling into the Family Pillars office at 610-625-2025.
Family Pillars Hospice is currently in the process of completing the necessary steps to become a
member of We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which
invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to
join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful
acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s Veterans and their families,
community providers, in partnership with VA staff, will learn how to accompany and guide
them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
We Honor Veterans provides educational tools and resources in advancing these goals:
Promote Veteran-centric educational activities
Increase organizational capacity to serve Veterans
Support development of strategic partnerships
Increase access and improve quality
Veteran Pinning Ceremony
Purpose: To publicly acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the Veteran and
his/her family. The ceremony gives an opportunity for each veteran to share part of his or her
story. By doing so, a sense of meaning and purpose can be gained by the Veteran.
Our first Grief Group Sessions are beginning! Dates and times to be announced.
This is a free service and safe space where everyone is welcome to share their feelings and techniques for dealing with their grief. Take what you need and leave the rest.
Space is limited to 20 people per session. Call 610.625.2025 or use the form on the left to reserve a seat.
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