Posted on January 25, 2017 in Coping with GriefIn the initial moments after a loved one has passed away, it’s important to know that nothing needs to be done immediately. Some individuals choose to stay with their loved one for a period of time, others will move to another room. Do what feels right for you. Whatever feels right for you–Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is here to support that decision.
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Posted on December 1, 2016 in Coping with GriefWhen you’ve suffered a major loss, the joyful holiday season with its focus on family traditions can be a stark reminder of the person you have lost. It is important to let go of the idea of perfectionism and be kind to yourself and others who may be coping with grief and the holidays. Honor your feelings and find new ways to include the person you have lost in your celebrations.
Posted on November 30, 2016 in Coping with GriefThe anticipatory grief of imagining life without your loved one may be as painful as the actual loss. Understanding the emotions can help.
Posted on October 19, 2016It is estimated by the Children's Grief Association that 4.8 million children in the United States experience the death of one or both parents each year. This is just a fraction of the children who will lose a grandparent, sibling or other significant person in their lives.
Posted on August 31, 2016Growing up with a brother with special needs was both a challenge and a blessing to me. While I was often a reluctant caregiver, this experience taught me how to identify and face grief and loss as a necessary part of life.
Posted on August 25, 2016 in Coping with GriefNot too long ago a little boy named Ben died of an aggressive brain tumor. Ben’s mom, also mother to his identical twin brother and younger sisters, blogged about Ben and the family; about hope and grief. Blue4Ben became a trending topic, the city of Buffalo lit the Peace Bridge blue (the color Ben wore to distinguish him from his brother, Jack), and prayer chains ensued.