We understand that you are coping with very tough emotions during our care. Our grief support and counseling programs ensure that you won’t be alone.
Highly trained psychosocial professionals are there to walk beside both the patient and their loved ones. Social workers assist with resource arrangements, while religious figures and mental health clinicians work with any exhibiting signs of anticipatory grief. The bereavement team is dedicated to offering emotional support for up to 13 months following a death. Our services also extend beyond those who have chosen Catholic Hospice.
Veterans Hospice Care
Catholic Hospice is committed to serving those who have served our country. Since 2012, the “We Honor Veterans” program has empowered our hospice professionals to comfort patients with military service history and/or physical or psychological trauma. The program, which works in collaboration with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Veterans Association, has made its mark in the South Florida community, including at the Miami inpatient hospice VA.
L’chaim Jewish Hospice Program
Catholic Hospice comforts people of all faiths, including the Jewish community. As the only Jewish Hospice in South Florida, the L’chaim program preserves our patients’ quality of life, providing care within a framework of Jewish values, customs and traditions.
Camp Erin® South Florida is a weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Led by Catholic Hospice professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment — at no cost — to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills and make friends with peers who are also grieving.
Pet Peace of Mind
Humans aren’t the only ones in need of support during hospice care. You and your furry friends will be at ease with the help of our Pet Peace of Mind program. Catholic Hospice attends to your pet’s needs, including feeding, walking, visiting the vet, maintaining a clean environment and placing them in temporary foster care.
Our staff does everything possible to ensure each patient lives their lives to the fullest — the “Wishes Granted” initiative allows our patients to see out their last wish with their loved ones. With the generous support of our community, the project offers a range of heart-warming opportunities, such as birthday celebrations, pet therapy, outings to area attractions and more. Contact us to learn how you can help make dreams a reality.
Our Volunteers program offers even more compassion and companionship alongside our care. From administrative services to keeping patients company while family members can’t, each volunteer plays an important role in our mission.