Our Spiritual Care Philosophy
Our organization cares for body, mind, and spirit – that intangible spark that makes you, you – the special way you draw meaning from your existence and the important relationships in your life. For some, that involves faith, religious practice, or cultural tradition, but it doesn’t have to.
Whatever your belief system or cultural tradition may be – whether you consider yourself to be religious or not –our Chaplain is here to support you in caring for your spiritual need or helping you connect with a faith leader representing your religious beliefs. Here at Hospice Services of Lake County, we understand those entrusted to our care come from diverse cultural, spiritual, and social backgrounds. The Chaplain helps our patients and families explore spiritual distress or unmet spiritual needs and will remain available to offer counsel and consultation. Our Chaplain is trained to assess the individual’s needs and to meet each person where they are. It is the role of the Chaplain to actively listen and comfort the people served by guiding them through their own questions and emotions, offering insight and inspiration when needed. Providing a safe space for reflection, introspection and self-realization while understanding everyone’s end-of-life experience is unique. Above all, the aim of spiritual care at Hospice Services of Lake County is to help patients and families find their own comfort and peace, and to provide the comprehensive support they need to make the most of their time together.
“One thing is universal to the end-of-life experience; we are just human beings seeking comfort and compassion from others.”
Chaplain C.E. Paine
Hospice Services of Lake County & Lake Palliative Care