TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following the devastating attack in Orlando over the weekend, the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) encourages communities across the state of Florida to contact their local hospice provider for grief and bereavement services.
Hospices offer bereavement counseling, workshops, support groups and a compassionate environment for people who need help in times of grief. These services are open to community members even if their loved-one did not die in hospice. Those interested can visit lethospicehelp.org, a website offering answers to questions about grief and provides a searchable hospice provider directory.
FHPCA President & CEO Paul Ledford said, “This tragic incident affects so many people in Florida and across our country. We want everyone affected by this situation to know our hospice providers are available to provide grief and bereavement support during this difficult time. It is important to come together and let families know they are not alone, and our thoughts and prayers are with Orlando, the LGBTQ community, and all those touched by the events of Sunday morning.”
Local hospice programs are ready and able to help those dealing with the loss of a loved one or struggling to understand the events that transpired over the weekend in Orlando. For more information on how to access this type of support, visit Let Hospice Help’s website at lethospicehelp.org.
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About Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association:
Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) is a not-for-profit, IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization representing hospice patients and families, hospice professionals and hospice providers. FHPCA strives to assure excellence in, and expand access to, hospice and palliative care, and advocates for the needs of those in the final stages of life.
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