Since Dad, who died July 1st, had been a hospice client, Bill and I were eligible for three free sessions with a bereavement counselor. Around the end of July we began thinking that it would be helpful to talk to someone more experienced on this journey, so we called hospice for an appointment.
We managed to get in two sessions before our compassionate, supportive counselor is laid off due to budget cuts. It seems ironic just at this time when hospice and palliative care are so much in the news that one of our largest local hospice organizations would need to be letting staff go.
We were offered options. We could still go back and finish our three sessions with a different counselor. Or we might pick up on another option, maybe a grief …
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