Unfortunately, grief can be a part of the hospital experience, especially in circumstances of death and serious injury or illness. As such, we offer a variety of resources and services to assist grieving patients, families and friends, including:
- Office of Decedent Affairs - Families and friends continue to need help in the healing process after their loved one has died. The Office of Decedent Affairs provides support and continuity. When a Loved One Dies at Home; Where Do I Begin After a Loved One Dies?; Funeral Planning; Memorial Funds; How Do I Get Copies of the Death Certificate?; About Autopsy; What Will the Future Be Like For Me?; Dealing With Your Grief; Getting Through the Holidays; How Can I Help Young Surviving Children?; and Do’s and Don’ts For Friends and Families; Recommended Reading.
- A number of bereavement support groups/events such as “Walk to Remember”- An opportunity for families who have lost a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to plant a tree in Nichols Arboretum in memory of their child – and the annual “Memorial Services for Families” - an annual event where families who have had a child die at Mott can get together in memory of their lost children.
- Spiritual support
- A compassionate and competent staff of social workers who are onsite to provide support, education, counseling and referrals for financial assistance and other community and agency support groups.