Spiritual Care

Covenant Care spiritual care coordinators are available to provide spiritual counseling and support to patients, family members and loved ones. The nonsectarian staff do not convert or promote any particular religion. Instead, coordinators guide patients and families in their spiritual journey within the bounds of their own religious traditions. If needed, they can locate clergy in a particular denomination requested by the patient.

Additionaly, the spiritual care team organizes support groups and remembrance ceremonies to foster renewal and celebrate life.

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Spiritual Care Coordinators

  • Visit patients in spiritual distress and crisis at the recommendation of nurses
  • Offer spiritual counseling
  • Perform sacraments
  • Assist with funeral services and funeral arrangements
  • Provide a liaison to other religious or spiritual communities

Spiritual Support Volunteers

  • Provide spiritual and emotional support to Covenant Care patients and families
  • Read from spiritual/religious texts with patients and families when requested in accordance with their spiritual beliefs and religious practices
  • Pray with patients/families when requested in accordance with their spiritual beliefs and religious practices
  • Locate clergy for the patient
  • Assist with funerals or funeral arrangements