Support Groups

Mt. Hood Hospice believes grief is a natural reaction to loss.

A variety of support to  choose from…

Mt. Hood Hospice believes that grief is a natural reaction to the loss. We believe that each individual has the capacity to heal, that the duration and intensity of grief are unique to each of us and that healing can happen in relationship with others.

Grief support is free of charge for phone calls and community groups.

All groups (with the exception of Reflection Walks) are hosted on Zoom while Covid -19 restrictions are in effect to protect the health of participants and staff. Support is available in helping you access internet based groups using a computer, smart phone or a landline.

Reflection Walks

Join us at a local park to connect with others and explore ways to use movement and breath to help process intense emotions connected to caregiving and grief after the death of a loved one. Masks are required and the number of participants is limited. 

Caregivers Together

If you are caring for an adult loved one who has a severe health condition, this group connects you with other caregivers. We can share the successes, challenges, joys and heartbreak that go along with providing support to someone you love. The shifts that happen in our relationships, responsibilities, and identities will be focal points during supportive conversations. 

An informal Social hour is also available for caregivers who would like to connect with others. Topics are selected each week by those in attendance. 

Living with Grief

A support group for people grieving a loss due to a death. Whether it has been months or years since your loss, this group can provide a supportive environment to learn about and explore your grief process, connect with others, and try new strategies.

Phone conversations are available for any adult in the community who is struggling with grief. You do not have to have a connection to Mt. Hood Hospice to access short term support. You can share your challenges, get information related to grief and assistance locating resources to help you through your transition to life without your loved one physically available.

Grief and the Holidays

This group is offered in the fall and is designed for anyone wanting extra support following the death of a loved one as holidays and the end of the year approach. We will learn about grief, explore our own grief process and connect with others who are sharing the journey of life after loss. Discussion includes challenges and adaptations that can come up during the holidays and the changing of the year.

Grief and Complicated Circumstances

This group is designed to help those who had complicating circumstances such as challenging relationship dynamics and/ or substance use involvement connected to their loved one. We will learn about grief and explore our own grief process and connect with others who are sharing a similar journey of grief.

Special attention to how these challenging dynamics can influence our grief is a focus of this group.

Grief Social Hours

Informal conversation and social gathering to foster conversation, connection and support for those who are adjusting to life after the death of a loved one. This is a drop-in group so people can come as it works for their schedules. There is not a formal curriculum or agenda. Instead, conversation is based on the interests of the people who are attending.

There is a social hour for general grief support and a separate group  for those who had  complicated relationships with the deceased. 

​Individualized Support Groups

In-services for facility staff (assisted living, memory care, residential or nursing homes): How to be with people in grief: Professional caregivers are often on the front line with families grieving the loss of a loved one. We can help facility staff feel confident interacting with the recently bereaved.

Self-care for professional caregivers: Caregivers grieve too! Help prevent burn-out by honoring your grief and taking care of yourself and each other.

Grief support groups for residents at assisted living and senior communities: Many residents of senior communities are grieving losses old and recent, and unable to get out to attend a support group. We can work with you to provide support at your location.

Grief education/support for your faith community: Does your church have a care ministry? Learn about grief and how to provide support both for the sick and for the bereaved.

Contact us to schedule an individualized support group.

View calendar for times and place. If you’d like additional support, see contact information in sidebar.

Grief Support Contact

Registration is required!

Contact our bereavement coordinator

Laura Lirette to register,

503-668-5545
llirette@mthoodhospice.org

View Calendar

Download the 2021 January-March Group Schedule

 

About Mt. Hood Hospice

Mt. Hood Hospice has been providing care and bereavement support to families in Multnomah and Clackamas Counties for over 40 years. We are a not-for-profit, free standing, independent, community-based hospice.

Mt. Hood Hospice was the first free-standing hospice in Oregon to be granted Medicare certification in 1987. Since that time we have stayed current in compliance with changing CMS regulations while remaining true to our original ideal: to provide the highest quality care to families coping with life-limiting illness, emphasizing comfort, dignity and choice.

Because every day is a gift

MT. HOOD HOSPICE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!

We are a not-for-profit Hospice that provides quality care for terminally ill patients and their loved ones, regardless of their ability to pay.

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What You Need to Know

Hospice care is covered 100% by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance. You can choose your hospice! Every Medicare beneficiary with Part A entitlement has a Medicare Hospice Benefit allowing them services from ANY Medicare certified hospice. This is regardless of their enrollment in any HMO. We care for people in residential facilities as well as at home. Learn more.

Kind Words From Our Families

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Medicare

We are proud to share our Medicare survey found us to be in full compliance with all state and federal hospice rules!

 

Time Of Remembering Event

View the 2021 Time of Remembering video. 

2022 Time of Remembering details are available. Submit photos and names by October 17, 2022. 

Support Groups

Grief Support Contact

Registration is required prior to meetings. Contact Laura Lirette to register,
503-668-5545
llirette@mthoodhospice.org

View Calendar

Download the Fall 2022 Group Schedule

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