funeralservice.jpgThe Fishers’ aftercare program is an extension of the caring environment we provide to those who place their trust in us. A few weeks after a service, funeral director Jeff Prunk contacts our client families as a follow up. This provides the opportunity for Jeff to make sure all needs have been met, to provide additional resources, and for families to provide feedback on any area where we might improve.

We feel that this aftercare philosophy is just one more reason to choose Fishers during your time of need.

There are many resources available to people dealing with the loss of a loved one, ranging from anonymous on-line resources to grief support groups, to one-on-one counseling with a licensed therapist. The following is a list of on-line resources for those in grief. Please let us know if you find these helpful or if you have recommendations to add to our list.

General Grief Resources

AARP Grief & Loss: a collection of resources and an on-line support community.
National Funeral Directors Association: Frequently Asked Questions about grief.
American Cancer Society - Support to cancer patients, family and friends.
Growth House - Discusses hospice care, dying with dignity, terminal illness, grief and bereavement.
Beyond Indigo: Death & Dying Grief Support - this site provides a wide range of grief related topics, a chat room, a message board, and links to related web sites. - message boards, resource listings and secure chat rooms for the grieving.
WidowNet - an information and support resource for, and by, widows and widowers.

Grief Resources For Parents

National SIDS and Infant Death Program Support Center - provides research, education, and support for families dealing with SIDS.
Bereaved Parents USA - a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families.
The Compassionate Friends - supports families who have experienced the death of a child.
SHARE Pregnancy & and Infant Loss Support - provides support to those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

Grief Resources For Children

Fernside Online - an online resource for grieving children.
The Dougy Center - the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children. They provide support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.