Spiritual and Palliative Care
Your Support Matters Here
Spiritual care is an essential part of our Home’s values and history, and is a vital factor in the health and wellbeing of residents. At St. Pat’s, we provide regular opportunities for worship, prayer and reflection, as well as pastoral visits, counseling and palliative care support for residents and their loved ones.
Fritz Clarke, Manager of Spiritual and Palliative Care, says that, “Spiritual expression and religious rituals are very important to the majority of people that live at St. Pat’s.” A recent survey confirmed that nearly 70% of St. Pat’s residents participate in mass, feast day celebrations, bible study, a prayer circle, or quiet reflection.
“I think for many people, this becomes even more important as they age because it connects them with others and creates a real sense of community. For others, simply listening to familiar prayers, recitations and hymns provides comfort and improves the quality of their day,” states Fritz.
Donations allow for the enrichment of spiritual care program and support the work of the palliative care team.