Bereavement Services

Bereavement Services

Comforting and Counseling in Loss

Hospice & Homecare of Reno County provides bereavement services to anyone experiencing grief over loss. 

Our bereavement team is available 24/7 to offer comfort, a caring presence and helpful counsel before, during and after the loss, even if months or years have passed. 

We provide – free of charge – holistic support for cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of grief.

Through visits, phone calls and letters, HHRC’s staff helps the bereaved specifically through the first year of holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other times of remembrance. Services, however, can continue for a minimum of 15 months following the loss.

Children’s Bereavement

Our Children’s Bereavement program is designed specifically for school-aged children (kindergarten through 17) and focuses on helping children understand their feelings, process their grief, recognize that they are not alone, and learn coping skills as they integrate loss of a loved one into their life.  Learn more.

Grief Support Groups

Our weekly support groups provide a safe gathering place for members of our community who share the common bond of loss. Learn more.


Our staff will meet with you on an individual basis to assist with your bereavement needs.

Additional Resources

Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, these resources provide additional help.

Grief Watch Our mission is to serve the bereaved.  Grief Watch publishes, books, videotapes, audiotapes and other helpful resources aimed at persons who have suffered loss.

The Compassionate Friend When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.  

Dougy Center If you’re grieving, or you’re helping someone who is grieving, Dougy Center is here for you. Find tip sheets, activities, podcasts, and more through our personalized toolkits. An internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, trauma and major loss.  

Getting Through the Holidays

"The pressures around the holidays can be even more challenging after the death of a family member. Here are some tips to consider that may help as you navigate the challenges, as well as a Holiday Plan Worksheet downloadable flyer to help you work through these decisions together as a family."

How to Handle Holidays After a Death in the Family

"When you’ve lost someone you love, the year that follows is inevitably a year of firsts without that person. 
What’s the best way to face these days when, rather than feeling festive, you’re feeling the loss most keenly?"

For more information, please call 620-665-2473

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