Hospice spiritual care is based on respect for the patients’ and caregivers’ personal faith and belief. The hospice spiritual counselor is available to assist patients and families coping with spiritual issues that often arise during terminal illness. The services offered include regular spiritual counselor visits and assistance with linking patients to their faith community, if desired.
The hospice spiritual counselor does not impose his/her personal belief systems or seek to change the beliefs of others. Alta Care Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. spiritual counselors have received clinical training for this specialized form of ministry and will seek to provide the best spiritual support in a compassionate manner.