“The Rainbow Bridge – Pet Loss Support Groups” will begin meeting on Dec. 3, 2015, and will be held the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The groups will meet inside the Swenson Inpatient Unit Conference Room at 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas. The new support groups are part of the hospice’s Pet Peace of Mind program.
“The death of a pet can be devastating for many individuals, and there currently are no support programs in the community to help those who are grieving,” said Jennifer Mauceri, volunteer program manager for Nathan Adelson Hospice. “Our goal will be to give people tools to use in their own lives to help them address grief and the stigmatism that comes along with losing a dear family pet.”
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in providing hospice care and palliative medicine for more than 35 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 350 hospice and palliative patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.
The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.