Aftercare: Support & Resources

Support every step of the way.

After a loved one’s passing, there are many things to take care of, even after the funeral is over. We’ll help you with all of the details so you get what you need and have more time to spend with your family during this difficult time.

Here are a few emotional support resources and programs, as well as help with settling an estate.

 

Emotional Support

Here for you in the way you need.

Dealing with Grief

The best way to help a friend who has lost a loved one is to be compassionate and to actively listen to what they have to say. Your physical presence and desire to listen without judging can be a great help in your friend’s healing process. Simply listen and understand, and give your friend permission to express his or her feelings without fear of criticism. Allow your friend to express all the hurt, sorrow, and pain they are experiencing. Recognize that tears are a natural and appropriate expression of the pain associated with the death.

Griefwords

Provided by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Director of The Center for Loss and Life Transition, Griefwords is a comprehensive library of articles and book excerpts designed to help bereaved families and those caring for them. View the library here to learn more about helping others deal with loss and grief, coping with loss yourself, and/or helping children and teenagers deal with the death of a friend or family member.

Support groups

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the toughest things you’ll ever face. But you don’t have to do it alone. Our specialized support groups offer emotional support and the chance to connect with people who truly understand what you’re going through.

Moving Forward

Moving Forward Group provides fellowship, understanding, companionship, and support to those who have lost a spouse. Here, you can talk with others who have experienced the same loss and truly understand how difficult it is to return to “normal” everyday activities after losing a spouse.

To join or learn more about Moving Forward, please contact Marian Huskins at 864-295-1714, 864-270-6032, or marian@robinsonfuneralhomes.com.

The Healing Place

The Healing Place offers support for those who have suffered the loss of an adult in their family.

For more information, please contact Linda Weir at 864-639-2411 or Dr. Roger Lovette at 864-654-6546 or lrl1035@bellsouth.net.

G.R.A.C.E.

G.R.A.C.E. is a grief support for those who have lost a child of any age.

For more information, please contact Linda Weir at 864-639-2411 or Paul & Melanie Prichard at 864-654-8762, 864-903-5734 (cell) or melaniekay@bellsouth.net

 

Legal Support

Planning a loved one’s funeral and settling their estate can be overwhelming, especially in times of shock and grief. We’ll help you whenever needed to assure every detail is taken care of. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or guidance.

Below you’ll find a list of links that will help you in the process of settling a loved one’s estate. Probate courts deal with the property and debts of people who have died and determine how the person’s assets should be allotted. The Social Security Administration and Veterans Administration distribute appropriate benefits after a person dies. Documents you may need for the probate process include the deceased’s Social Security card, driver’s license or government-issued photo ID, military discharge papers, etc.