Hospice House Survivor’s Guide

When a loved one dies, you may experience a wide range of emotions. You may experience sadness, confusion, loneliness, anger, anxiety, and perhaps even guilt or relief. This is a time to honor family and cultural rituals. These rituals allow you to acknowledge the reality of the death and to begin to heal.

At the same time, you must complete a variety of tasks. You need to call family and friends. You need to consider holding a funeral or memorial service. You need to alert various government agencies and businesses, and settle the estate.

Our Survivor’s Guide will help you get though the hours, days, and weeks immediately following the death of a loved one.

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Crossing the Creek


In addition to consulting our trained and experienced Hospice House RN’s and Companions, we encourage our families to turn to Michael Holmes’s book, Crossing the Creek as they navigate their loved ones’ end-of-life journeys.  Holmes outlines the dying process step-by-step for individuals who may be unfamiliar with the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual changes and needs of those facing end of life.  For a downloadable copy of Crossing the Creek, please visit: www.crossingthecreek.com.