Emotional & Spiritual Support

Fidelis defines family as “anyone who cares” and tailors specific programs designed to provide emotional and spiritual support to all those who cared for and about the individual.

Memorial services help to support those who are dealing with the grief associated with the loss of loved ones, and/or multiple patient losses. A memorial service is an important event in recognizing an individual’s legacy and his or her impact on those around them. Fidelis Hospice Chaplains,Bereavement Counselors, and others on our professional staff are available to assist the facility with the memorial service. Many facilities already conduct memorial services. In these instances, our team is available to augment and support that unique process. In other settings, a memorial service will be new to the organization and we will work together to create a significant and meaningful event. One of our unique offerings is the memorial tree and plaque program. Fidelis Hospice provides a living tree with a memorial plaque to be planted on the facility’s grounds. In both the spring and fall we help facilitate an event with families and staff gathering around the memorial tree in a very meaningful program of remembrance.


Fidelis Hospice also organizes Bereavement Support Groups. These groups offer support for those grieving the death of a loved one or friend. The groups are a community service and are open to anyone having experienced a recent loss through death. The group is led by a professional Counselor. The group is a supportive and safe setting and helps individuals recognize the various aspects of grief and offers ways to cope and work toward the acceptance of the death being experienced.

  • “Our position with the individual and family is simple. I’m here for you. I will keep you company and make you as comfortable as possible as you start your journey.”

    - Sherry Martin, Vigil Volunteer

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