Our Chaplains meet the patient, caregiver and/or families where they are in their end of life journey.
- Spiritual Issues
- Non-Spiritual Issues
- Grief and Bereavement
- Prayer, Comfort and Guidance
- Reading to the Patient the Sacred Text of choice
- Patient and Family Education on the End of Life Experience
- Funeral Planning/Body Donor Program Assistance (in conjunction with Alternative Hospice Social Workers)
Our Chaplains work as liaisons with the caregiver and/or family’s choice of spiritual advisor.
We serve as a trusted friend and pastoral figure.
A variety of support groups are offered at different times and locations throughout our service area meeting the needs of grieving families.
Our bereavement program follows the caregiver and/or family for 13 months following the patient’s death. We provide resources related to a healthy grief experience, including professionals as needed.
Every individual is different and expresses grief in his/her own way. Bereavement literally means "to be robbed" and so, to be bereft is to be robbed of a loved one’s presence. There is no clear cut roadmap of grief and there are as many expressions of grief as there are people who grieve.