Pastoral Care Services

Pastoral care/spiritual supports are an important part of your care. Pastoral Care services aim to meet the spiritual needs for you, your family and staff through regular church services, pastoral visitation, supportive counseling, and supportive care in emergencies and crisis situations. The dates and times of services are displayed on the monthly activity calendars. Some sites have a full time Chaplain on staff while pastoral volunteers and community clergy provide this service at other sites. We respect all religious affiliations and welcome clergy of all faiths.

Pastoral Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

Identification of Your Religion
When you are admitted to a long-term care facility you are given the opportunity to identify your religious affiliation. Routine visitation is organized based on the information collected at the time of admission. A request for a pastoral care visit can be made at any time and will be responded to promptly.

Individuals who prefer not to have a visit from clergy or prefer not to disclose their religion are free to do so. Residents’ wishes will always be respected. Individuals who do not have a religious affiliation are welcome to have the spiritual care support role provided to them by non-denominational pastoral care staff.

Occasionally the proper information cannot be collected during the application and admitting process. In such cases, staff will collect and update the data after admission.

Contacts for Long-Term Care Facilities

Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas

Pastoral Care Clinician: 709-466-6356

The pastoral care clinician provides services to long-term care facilities in the Clarenville area and the Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas. If you require assistance and are unable to reach the pastoral care clinician please call the following numbers:

Rural Avalon

Pastoral Care Clinician: 709-777-3547

The pastoral care clinician provides services to long-term care facilities in the Rural Avalon area. If you require assistance and are unable to reach the pastoral care clinician please call the following numbers:

St. John’s and Surrounding Area

Pastoral Care Clinician: 709-777-6751

The pastoral care clinician provides services to Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion and Pleasant View Towers. If you require assistance and are unable to reach the pastoral care clinician please call the following numbers:

Pastoral Care Manager – 709-752-8798

The pastoral care manager provides services to long-term care facilities in the St. John’s area. For facility specific inquiries, please see the contacts below:

Chaplaincy Services

The major denominations and the smaller faith groups have individuals and teams in place to offer a wide array of pastoral services and ministries to patients, clients and residents. These ministries include prayer, scripture readings, comfort and support, counseling and sacraments.
Contact for Chaplaincy Services

To inquire about chaplaincy services at one of our long-term care facilities, please use the contact information for our specific facilities listed above.

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