Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Shaker Clinic to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Shaker Clinic.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Leading Grief and Loss Treatment Center in Cleveland, OH

Shaker Clinic, located just outside of Cleveland, OH, provides comprehensive treatment for senior adults struggling with grief and loss.

Grief & Loss Treatment

Learn about grief & loss

Losing someone or something you love or care very deeply about is extremely painful and is a time in which you may experience a number of difficult emotions ranging from anger to sadness. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, these are all normal reactions that occur after a significant loss. However, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that will eventually permit an individual to move on. Grief is a natural reaction to loss and the more significant the loss the greater the grief will be.

The grieving process is a personal, individual experience and how a person grieves will depend on many different factors including personality, coping styles, life experiences, a person’s faith, and the nature of the loss. Individuals who are grieving may find themselves feeling numb and removed from daily life. Additionally, they may feel unable to carry on with daily activities while they are weighed down with their sense of loss. The whole grieving process takes time and healing will happen gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried along. While some people start to feel better within weeks for others it may take months or even years. Whatever the reason for grief it is important to remember to be patient and allow the process to occur naturally. Treatment Center’s like Shaker Clinic can help you or your loved one heal from loss or grief in a safe and supportive environment.


Grief & loss stages

It has been determined, through previous research, that there are five stages of grief. Additionally, these stages of mourning and grief are universal and can be experienced by anyone who has suffered a loss. Not everyone who grieves goes through all stages of grief and individuals will also spend different lengths of time working through each stage. Finally, these stages do not necessarily occur in any specific order and it is possible to move between stages before eventually accept the loss. These stages include:

  • Stage one: denial
  • Stage two: anger
  • Stage three: bargaining
  • Stage four: depression
  • Stage five: acceptance
Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of grief & loss

It is normal to experience a number of different emotional and physical complications throughout the grieving process. Additionally, while the symptoms of grief can last a long period of time, it normally begins to improve slowly over time until eventually, the individual is able to re-engage in life and emotionally come to terms with the loss. While a loss affects individuals in a variety of different ways, many experience the following symptoms when they are grieving:

  • Shock and disbelief
  • Fear
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and stomach problems
  • Lowered immunity
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Preoccupation with the lost loved one
  • Constant longing for the loved one
  • Avoidance of friends and social activities
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Feeling the need to talk about loss all the time
  • Changes in personality or behavior
  • Numbness
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling overly sensitive
  • Forgetful
  • Easily fatigued
  • Decreased or increased appetite
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Bouts of crying

Effects of grief & loss

The sadness you feel over losing someone you love will never completely go away, but over time it shouldn’t remain the center of your life. If you are not feeling better over time, or if your grief is getting worse, then it may indicate the presence of a more serious problem and a treatment center, like Shaker Clinic, may be an ideal option. Not only is grief painful, but it can take an emotional and physical toll on an individual. Shaker Clinic can help you or your loved one learn to deal with loss and overcome these struggles. In fact, grief typically goes hand-in-hand with a variety of physical and mental problems such as memory impairment, problems concentrating, nutritional deficiencies, and poor work performance. In some cases, grief can cause or exacerbate physical ailments that already exist. If you do not get help for your grief then the consequences can greatly affect your life.

Physical effects can include:

  • Lack of energy
  • Compromised immune system
  • Higher risk for serious illness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations
  • Risk of heart attack

Emotional effects can include:

  • PTSD
  • Feelings of self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Loneliness
  • Feelings of abandonment
  • Depression
Types of Treatment

Types of grief & loss treatment offered at Shaker Clinic in Cleveland, OH

The single most important factor that helps a person heal from grief is having the support of family members and other close loved ones. It is important that you share your loss and what you are feeling with your loved ones because sharing your grief can help lessen the burden. In instances where you feel as if your grief is too much to bear, you should call a mental health professional who has experience helping people through the grieving process. Our experienced therapists at Shaker Clinic can help you to work through your intense emotions and overcome any obstacles you may face. Our grief counseling will include helping the bereaved accept the loss by talking about it, helping him or her identify and accept feelings related to the loss, and helping him or her to separate emotionally from the person he or she has lost. Additionally, grief counseling at Shaker Clinic provides individuals with support, explains the grieving process and the differences in grieving among individuals, and helps individuals understand their methods of coping. In addition to grief therapy, it may be a good idea to join a support group to help relieve some of the stress related to the grieving process. Through support groups, members can share common experiences and problems while helping each other during this difficult time.