Hospice of Davidson County Launches New Children’s Grief Camp

North Carolina-based Hospice of Davidson County (HODC) will soon unveil a summer grief camp for bereaved children and teens. Dubbed Camp Comfort, the new grief program launches this Thursday for children in 1st through 5th grade. Additional camp sessions will be held July 25 and July 31 for adolescents and teens in middle school and […]

Anatomy of Hospice Grief Camps for Children

Training staff and volunteers to provide developmentally-appropriate grief support is among the key parts of operating summer camp programs for children and adolescents suffering a recent loss. Whether rolling out summer grief camps for the first time or innovating these programs throughout the course of several decades, hospices need a firm grasp around the different […]

DayNew Launches Grief Care Platform

DayNew, a new tech platform launching today, aims to help individuals and families navigate the aftermath of a catastrophic loss, including bereavement. The company’s founders, Karine Nissim and Eloise Bune, were introduced by a mutual friend after they each unexpectedly lost their husbands. The pair were already serial entrepreneurs. Nissim had previously established the company […]

Inside AccentCare’s New, Centralized Approach to Bereavement Care  

After five years of planning, the post-acute services provider AccentCare recently re-organized its bereavement care services, which are now coordinated from a national center. This centralization was designed to ensure consistency in its grief care operations and to ensure comparable quality across the company’s national footprint, Yelena Zatulovsky, vice-president of patient experience for AccentCare, said […]

Bereaved Families Face Serious Health, Financial Hardships

Grieving family members often suffer physical symptoms and severe financial burdens following the death of a loved one. More than 70% of respondents to a survey by the bereavement care tech platform Empathy reported at least one mental health symptom for a few weeks after the death of a loved one; 58% indicated that the […]

Grief Care’s 2024 Outlook in Hospice

Finding the right balance of support and career development for bereavement care professionals is key to recruitment and retention as hospices combat labor strains. Grief care specialists take on challenging roles as they help families navigate the financial and emotional aspects of a loved one’s loss. The weight of providing bereavement care can take a […]

Betterleave to Expand to 12 States Following $2.4M Funding Round

The bereavement care tech company Betterleave has secured $2.4 million in a funding round led by Chingona Ventures. Austin-based Betterleave Bereavement launched as a venture capital-backed startup in March 2022. The company’s bereavement care platform is designed as a benefit that companies can offer their employees who have lost a loved one, a pregnancy or […]

Hospice Providers Increasingly Using Bereavement Support as Employee-Retention Lever

Hospices competing for sparse staffing resources are increasingly recognizing the retention value of including grief care support in their benefits packages. Having bereavement services built into employee benefits packages has a two-pronged impact on hospice worker retention and recruitment, according to Betterleave CEO Cara McCarty Abbott. Employees that have access to grief support services are […]

MetLife Partners with Empathy to Offer Bereavement Support to Beneficiaries, Employees

MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET) is collaborating with Empathy to offer the bereavement care technology company’s platform to the insurance giant’s employees and beneficiaries. Bereavement care tech startup Empathy launched in 2021 with an app designed to help reduce the burden on grieving families and provide additional layers of emotional support. The Empathy app is designed […]