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Spiritual Care

 

The Spiritual Care Program offers spiritual support for families and clients at Beth Donovan Hospice; one of our exceptional volunteers, Pastor Dan Massey, heads this program. The Spiritual Care Team meets five times a year for discussions on issues of Spiritual Care for the dying and bereaved. The team consists of volunteers from across our programs, including our Grief & Bereavement Counsellor. The team has been discovering different aspects of the needs of palliative clients and how they relate to Spiritual Care.

 

Spiritual Care offers one on one visits with clients who have questions surrounding spirituality. Facing a life-limiting illness or a loss can cause us to re-examine our values, purpose, and the overall meaning of our lives. Spiritual Care aims to provide a space in which a person’s spirituality can become a greater resource for them through this significant life transition and for addressing these questions. Whether it be in home, hospital, or day hospice, the team provides a warm and calming presence when working with clients and their families facing life-limiting illness. Pastor Dan also conducts seasonal workshops for bereaved persons in partnership with our Grief Counsellor.

Testimonials

  • “For us, to have the hospice volunteer come in every week was a godsend; she was so warm and joyful, and she truly paid attention to the particulars of our family. She learned that my sister enjoyed mystery stories so began a story which they shared each week, both looking forward to the next chapter. I know that my sister must have loved their tie together sitting outside in the warm summer air, hearing a new chapter each week.”
  • “’Thank you’ just seems inadequate for the group of people that are Beth Donovan Hospice as an organization. You not only gave Joanie a chance for dignity and respect but you gave her, myself and the kids the greatest gift of all; your support granted her wish to live, and I do mean live, her final moments at home surrounded by love and laughter.”

  • “I want to thank you for your care and concern shown to our loved one during his illness. He certainly appreciated all you did as do I. He looked forward to his volunteer visiting, she was always professional and treated him with dignity. I was so grateful she came the morning he went to hospital. Thank you so much.”
  • “I am amazed at the talent pool right here in the community. It has been a wonderful experience at the Day Hospice and I came with a very skeptical attitude in the first week.”

  • “A much needed and appreciated community service. Thank you.”

Contact

1107 French Settlement Road,
Kemptville, ON, K0G1J0 

Phone: 613.258.9611
Fax: 613.258.9651
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