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Visiting the Ill or Hospitalized

This program requires more time and training. Training needs to involve listening skills, behavior around sick people and procedures for visiting in a hospital setting. This program requires some Wariness of one's own limits such as being uncomfortable in hospitals, or with seriously ill people, or circumstances that can't be remedied immediately

Our Pastoral Care Team visits people in the hospital and follows up with calls and visits when they return home. We frequently ask the Neighborhood to bring meals once someone is convalescing at home.

We also try to support the family of the ill person particularly if the illness is serious, sometimes using a second Pastoral Care Team member. In addition to emotional support, the family member may also need meals, transportation, or respite when the hospitalized person comes home.

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Last updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

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