Under the Medicare Hospice Benefit, hospice provides bereavement support for at least one year to families of patients we have served. We also provide bereavement services to partners, caregivers, and close friends. This support includes visits and phone calls from our bereavement coordinator or bereavement volunteers and the opportunity to participate in support groups. We will provide this support even if the death occurred outside of our hospice care. Our bereavement coordinator can also provide information about other local grief support resources existing within the community.