Bereavement

Mayo Clinic Hospice offers bereavement support from the time of hospice admission up to 13 months after your loved one's death. Bereavement services include:

  • Identifying family members in need of bereavement support.
  • Assessing family strengths, bereavement risk, and concerns and needs related to grief and loss.
  • Providing basic grief information and support through:
    • Written materials (cards, letters, booklets)
    • Individual contacts (monthly phone calls, home visits)
    • Support groups
    • Commemorative activities (Time of Remembrance, We Honor Veterans)
  • Social events
    • Empowering families to manage grief by identifying areas of strength and support
    • Referring families who need services for complicated bereavement, mental health or other needs

Types of grief support groups and activities

Adult grief support groups

Youth grief support

Healing Adventures Camp

Gift of Music in Loss

Support videos

Grieving during a pandemic

Mayo Clinic Hospice has been an active member in Community Reflections on Living and Dying, community work group, since its inception two years ago. The group comprises organizations, individuals and businesses passionate about normalizing the end-of-life and grief processes.

During the month of November, Community Reflections on Living and Dying typically offers various in-person discussions and events for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the group moved to hosting virtual events. The group's most recent video on YouTube, A Tsunami of Grief: Loss and Hope, features Mayo Clinic's Ann Siverling, hospice bereavement coordinator, as well as other community professionals. They discuss the normal grief and loss people are feeling during the pandemic and offer hope and ways to support those who are grieving.

For the holidays, the group produced three videos to help normalize grief and the holidays during the current pandemic. The Holidays: Coping and Hoping videos also offer practical ideas for celebrating the holidays a little differently than a person may have in the past and/or starting new traditions:

Grief during a pandemic

Celebrations during a pandemic

Self-care during a pandemic

Contact us

Mayo Clinic Hospice is here for your loved one and for everyone who serves as a caregiver. Call and let us know how we can help.

Rochester office

200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Serving Dodge, Fillmore, Olmsted and Wabasha counties, as well as parts of Goodhue, Mower and Winona counties on a case-by-case basis.

Registered nurse available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Call 507-284-4002 or 800-679-9084 (toll-free), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Calendar

Cannon Falls Open Grief Support Group
Mon, Feb 22, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm @ First Congregational Church
Red Wing Open Grief Support Group
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am @ First Lutheran Church - Red Wing
Lake City Open Grief Support Group
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm @ First Lutheran Church Lake City
Cannon Falls Open Grief Support Group
Mon, Mar 8, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm @ First Congregational Church
Red Wing Open Grief Support Group
Tue, Mar 9, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am @ First Lutheran Church - Red Wing
Lake City Open Grief Support Group
Wed, Mar 10, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm @ First Lutheran Church Lake City
Feb. 16, 2021