Support for Rainbow Families and Loved Ones
Rainbow’s Grief & Loss Services are available to family members and loved ones of our hospice patients. These services include all of our workshops, groups and individual/family counseling. There are no fees for groups and workshops for family members or loved ones of Rainbow patients. Each Rainbow family is eligible to receive up to six counseling sessions free of charge within the first 13 months of service. Of course, you may continue in our programs past this time if you need.
What if my loved one who died was not a Rainbow patient? Can I still get support?
Yes. Rainbow’s Community Grief Counseling Program is here to help when life feels overwhelming after someone close to you dies. We are also here to help if you or someone close to you is living with advanced illness and you are anxiously anticipating many life changes ahead.
How do I know if counseling will help?
We can help you if you’re experiencing loneliness, overwhelming emotions, difficulty concentrating, insomnia or sleeping much more than usual, inability to relax, irritability or anger, difficulty with relationships or feeling that life isn’t worth living.
What can I expect from counseling?
Our counselors are licensed clinical professionals with expertise in issues related to grief and loss, living with advanced illness, depression and anxiety. You can expect to explore and express your issues in a safe, compassionate environment. You can expect guidance and support while also feeling empowered on your path towards healing. Our hope for you is that when you graduate from counseling you will have learned something about yourself, you will have found some relief from your grief, and you will feel courage and resilience in your life.
Is there a fee for services?
If your loved one was a Rainbow patient, then fees are waived for up to six counseling sessions per family within the first 13 months of services. For community counseling, fees are collected through Medicare, insurance companies and private pay. However, are if you cannot pay the full fee, we ask that you pay an amount which does not cause hardship for you.
To learn more about specific services, please call 847-653-3141 or complete the form below.
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