Every Heart Matters
At Saint Therese, our comprehensive care philosophy looks at the needs of the whole person. In addition to clinical services, ample social opportunities and programs that stimulate the intellect, we seek to provide comfort for the soul. Our robust spiritual health programming offers an enriching, purposeful faith journey for our residents, no matter religious affiliation.
Every person in the Saint Therese family is unique and valued. We seek to genuinely know and understand the needs of our residents, connecting through spirituality and forming personal, meaningful bonds. We advocate for your well-being and personal empowerment. Our compassionate pastoral care team is onsite and available at all times. Whenever you need spiritual companionship, we will journey alongside you.
In the spirit of Christ, our pastoral care team listens with their hearts to serve all our residents, guests, families and community members as resources for spiritual care and comfort, regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex or economic status.
Together with residents and families at each Saint Therese community, our pastoral care team celebrates life’s triumphs and joys and shares in times of grief and uncertainty. Our work is our calling, so no matter the need, we provide a listening ear and a comforting presence to all.
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Absolutely not. With an ear to listen, no matter religious affiliation, all Saint Therese employees advocate for the well-being and personal empowerment of all.
In the spirit of Christ, our pastoral care team offers spiritual care and comfort to everyone regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex or economic status.
Saint Therese’s pastoral care program ensures religious leaders and lay staff have a regular presence in our communities (and any time by request). Our pastoral care team will also help coordinate a visit by clergy of a specific faith if a resident or family member requests assistance.
Since we are founded on Catholic values, we provide Liturgy on Feast Days, Holy Communion upon request, Anointing of the Sick, Reconciliation, Stations of the Cross, Rosary recitation and more.
Pastoral care is also a resource for unbiased guidance and spiritual counsel, partners in prayer or meditation, bereavement services, support groups, a faith-based presence throughout hospice and palliative care and assistance organizing chapel events.
As part of our holistic, person-centered approach to senior care, Saint Therese incorporates robust spiritual care programming far above the industry standard. Our pastoral care employees focus on supporting every individual’s emotional and spiritual well-being.
Pastoral care employees are always onsite; every day to celebrate triumph and joy or be present through grief and anxiety. We may be called to pray following a change in condition, to offer support while making a difficult decision or to simply have a friendly conversation over a cup of coffee. No matter what the need is, we take time to genuinely know, understand and value every individual— forming close, personal, meaningful bonds.
No. Whereas some of our pastoral care employees are Benedictine sisters and Catholic priests, we employ pastors, ministers, chaplains and lay people.
For absolutely no cost, our community members are encouraged to benefit from grief support in one-on-one and/or group settings. Pastoral care employees can also help locate specialized bereavement resources if needed. In addition, families and residents receive invitations to Saint Therese Foundation’s annual Tree of Lights memorial ceremonies during each Christmas season.
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