Life Reentry® for Hospitals
The Life Reentry® Institute’s mission is to help advance support services in counseling centers, hospice bereavement centers, hospitals and in churches everywhere.
To foster a life centric environment in the medical setting especially for patients who have received a tough diagnosis and are trying to find their way back to a new life after such an event.
For example patients with cancer diagnosis, cardiac incidents, accidents that have altered their mobility, for these patients life after is no longer the same.
Traditional support group, and therapy services can help with the initial shock, and initial first few weeks but they do not equip the patient with steps for reentering their life after such a devastating event.
Our mission is for every hospital, medical center and rehabilitation center to have Life Reentry support groups in house and to provide these services.
It supports individuals in understanding the many layers of loss and corrects the false misconception that grief is a process of indefinite mourning.
The Life Reentry training is geared towards, grief professionals, nurses, doctors, counselors, and any professionals who work with patients and their families.
It is based on brain science and it begins with the individual stuck between two worlds, a place I call The Waiting Room—a psychological space one retreats to after a devastating event.
Most patients for example who receive a diagnosis and are going through treatment are stuck in that place in between, afraid, alone and without knowing how life looks like for them now.
It is a gap between lives—the life that has been forced into the past, and the new life that has yet to begin.
Our goal is for hospitals and medical centers to run life reentry support groups and provide care for their patients and families.
The bridging of health care and mental care has many objectives:
Of course we know how cost of care is such primary driver for hospitals. I believe with a focus on patient’s life reentry we would decrease costs of care and improve the patient experience.