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Pastoral Care in Long Term Care Facilities

Identification of Your Religion
When you are admitted to a nursing home you are given the opportunity to identify your religious affiliation. Routine visitation is organized based on the information collected at the time of admission. A request for a pastoral care visit can be made at any time and will be responded to immediately.

Individuals who prefer not to have a visit from clergy or prefer not to tell their religion are free to do so. Residents’ wishes will always be respected. Individuals who do not have a religious affiliation are welcome to have the pastoral care support role provided to them by non-denominational pastoral care staff.

Occasionally the proper information cannot be collected during the application and admitting process. In such cases, staff will collect and update the data after admission. 

Chaplaincy Services
The major denominations and the smaller faith groups have individuals and teams in place to offer a wide array of pastoral services and ministries to patients, clients and residents. These ministries include prayer, scripture readings, comfort and support, counseling and sacraments.
 
For more information about pastoral care in long term care facilities or for chaplain contact information, please click here.  
 

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Updated Dec 14, 2011