In addition to great sadness and grief, families are also frequently confronted with the chaos of paperwork and possessions.
Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty in collaboration with local members of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) will offer a panel discussion on how to organize, cope with overwhelming paperwork and time management within the context of losing a loved one.
Helping Grieving & Overwhelmed Families with Organization Challenges will be held on July 18, 2014, 10 am to noon at Pathways Hospice’s office at 585 N. Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. The workshop is free of charge, and open to the general public. Advanced registration is required to 1 (888) 905-2800, ext. 4241, bereavement(at)pathwayshealth(dot)org.
"It is common for families to feel overwhelmed after the death of a loved one," said Chris Taich, Pathways Hospice Director of Bereavement Services, “In addition to great sadness and grief, families are also frequently confronted with the chaos of paperwork and possessions. This panel is designed to give tips and explore how to manage the details after the loss of a loved one.”
Local members of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) in conjunction with Pathways Hospice bereavement staff will lead the panel. The participating NAPO members are Lisa Mark, Judy Ott, and Jeanne K. Smith.
Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s Bereavement Services provide grief support to all in the community, regardless of whether their loved one was a Pathways patient or not. Pathways has one of the most comprehensive grief programs of any hospice in the Bay Area. The services include support groups, individual counseling, phone calls from specially-trained and supervised volunteers, and mailings that explain the grief process and that suggest ways of coping with grief. In addition, Pathways also offers memorial remembrance services centered on the spring and winter holiday season, as well as structured workshops throughout the year.
About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 37 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.
Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2013 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.
For more information about Pathways services, bereavement services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1.888. 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/.