Spiritual Care has always been experienced as a significant dimension to St. Joseph's mission to provide holistic health care. As such, it is purposed to ensure access and opportunities for clients, residents, family and staff to address their spiritual, emotional, and religious needs and aspirations. Recent reputable research indicates that the physical and psychological health and regeneration of persons is positively impacted healing contexts in which the spiritual dimension of their lives is included in their overall health care.
Spiritual Caregivers are trained to respond to the needs of the human spirit. Those needs may be relatively simple, such as coming to chapel or connecting with a faith leader, or they may be more complicated, such as grieving various losses or navigating major changes that call into question one's core beliefs about life.
Spiritual Caregivers are available for clients, family members, volunteers, administration, and for all staff. They are here to join you in whatever your journey might be, by listening and participating in ways that are purposed to inspire you to be fully on side with Life, from inside out. That participation may include being a friend to your soul, advocating on your behalf, facilitating specific connections or rituals, counselling, and/or crisis intervention