Bereavement and Grief Counseling

Understanding bereavement – We all have experienced many forms of loss throughout our lives, and the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult losses we will ever experience.  We often read and hear, ‘There is no right way or wrong way to grieve’.  This is true and yet we still search for answers and a way to walk the path of grief that brings the most comfort when we need it.

We, the staff at Aria Hospice have lived through, and live with, the pain of having lost a child, our parents, family  members and dear friends. We have all been and will be where you or your family are today. We are dedicated to walking this path with you now, and in the future.

Bereavement and Grief counsleing

Aria Hospice has specific staff members assigned to provide bereavement services, usually social workers or chaplains, however, all team members are aware of grief issues and what signs and symptoms to look for when someone is grieving.  When we grieve, we may be exhibiting behaviors that unbeknownst to us are in reality signs and symptoms,  a manifestation of, the result of our grieving.

We may feel we are alone in this process.  It is important to reach out for help from others who can support us while we grieve.  We may not know that we are ignoring our grief and that there is an impact on us when we ignore or try to run from our grief.  When we are able to recognize that we are actually grieving and not ‘going crazy’, we can get the support and help we need to begin on a healing path.  Aria Hospice understands this  and we are here for you and your family.

We Listen. We Care. We Serve.

When you are faced with the challenge of finding a hospice provider to help care for the emotional and physical well being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will be faced with many questions.

Making the decision about hospice care for a loved one is never easy, but finding the right answers can help you feel more comfortable with the options available and confident in your final decision.

Aria Hospice operates hospice care programs throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties in Southern California. We pride ourselves on being one of the areas leading providers of end-of-life care.


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Anyone diagnosed with a limited life expectancy can receive Aria Hospice care.

Once a physician certifies that an illness is terminal, (a life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the Aria Hospice team for services, tailored to the needs and wishes of the patient.

Many patients have cancer, but Aria Hospice cares for individuals with many other life-limiting illness, including heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Family and friends also receive the benefit of hospice care, to help them support the patient and adapt to changes in their lives.

Many people mistakenly believe that all hospice patients are bed-bound, critically ill, and unable to continue living life to the fullest. Hospice celebrates life and supports you in achieving your individual needs in this chapter of your life.

Contact our Admission Coordinator at Aria Hospice in San Diego County or Imperial County with any questions you may have about hospice care or eligibility.

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After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

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When a physician determines that there is no curative treatment for a particular illness, the treatment is not helping any longer or you decide that the side effects of treatment are too great, you may consider choosing comfort care as your ultimate goal.

Aggressive medical treatment focuses on curing the physical illness rather than satisfying the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs. It often requires intensive care in a clinical setting that can diminish quality of life. Hospice care has the focus of comfort, by relieving pain and other symptoms, while continuing to address emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family.

Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death, but relieves pain and physical discomfort so that the patient can experience a more peaceful and satisfying quality of life. At Aria Hospice, care is designed to primarily take place in the home or place of residence. Many families tell us that they waited too long to take full advantage of all the benefits offered by hospice care.


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We are one of Southern California’s premier providers of end-of-life care. Click the button below to Request Information or call (619) 795-6010 to learn how hospice care can help.