Pre-Death Resources & Anticipatory Grief
From Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice: http://sofriendsofhospice.org/grief/anticipatory-grief/
Regional and National Links:
Candlelighters for Children with Cancer
Non-profit organization for children with cancer and their families. Many support resources listed on their website, including bereavement resources for parents and siblings. Active branch in Medford serving Southern Oregon families.
National organization for kids whose parents are dying of cancer.
Main office in CA but has many chapters.
Toll Free Support Line: (800) 899-2866
Medford has a Kids Konnected chapter
Contact: Chelsea Davis, LPC, at The Sharing Place: 541-779-2390
Asante Ashland Community Hospital Hospice
Providence Home Care & Hospice
Klamath Hospice, Klamath Falls
Misc for Patients, Families and/or Caregivers
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Center on Caregiving
Caregiver and pre-death resources, including information on anticipatory grief.
Compassion and Choices
Oregon section, too (see main web site or Google)
Support for patients with a terminal illness who have chosen or are considering choosing to end their lives according to the Death with Dignity Act. Some support for their families, too. http://www.compassionandchoices.org/
“Anticipatory grief is exactly what it says: the feeling of anxiety and sadness at loss, begun before the loss occurs. When loss means death, the term applies to both the survivors and the person who is dying. The lost love object may be a pet or other animal, not necessarily a human being. Loss may refer to non-death-related events as well, such as impending divorce, planned mastectomy, or a company downsizing.”