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Spiritual Care at Home

Chaplains from several faith traditions visit hundreds of individuals in their homes each year to share stories and prayers, and support family members, caregivers and patients. They are experienced and trained to assist patients and their caregivers in understanding life’s events as they relate to their spiritual and emotional well-being.

If patients wish to continue their spiritual care beyond the home care period, chaplains make every effort to connect patients with their own religious communities.

Why Spiritual Care?

There are many reasons why clients and their families may need spiritual care. They may:

  • Feel depressed or emotionally upset
  • Need help coping with a crisis, such as the death of a loved one, diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, or other traumatic experience
  • Be preparing for a life change such as admission into a nursing home
  • Be dealing with a critical or terminal illness
  • Want someone who will listen to their hopes, their fears and their uncertainties
  • Express a need to experience inner healing, find meaning in life, have someone to pray with or talk about religious concerns

Contacting a Chaplain

Catholic Health chaplains may be contacted by a home care nurse or therapist aide or by calling the Catholic Health Home Care Office at (716) 685-4870.

Chaplains may also be contacted directly. Click here to view phone numbers for our chaplains.

More Information

For more information about our spiritual care services, please visit our Spiritual Care page, call us at (716) 685-4870 or email us at welcomehome@chsbuffalo.org.

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