As Canterbury moves to include some palliative care services, we recognize that many turn to their spirituality for meaning and comfort at the end of life. The spiritual care and counsel that our Chaplain provides is invaluable in helping residents, caregivers, family, and friends who love them — to prepare for end-of-life and to find peace. In this way, Chaplains encourage positive outcomes in improving a patient’s sense of overall comfort and well-being. Where appropriate, our Chaplain is available for prayer, last rites, anointing, and Holy Communion.
The help of our Chaplain is often appreciated by families after the passing of their loved one. Navigating the process of funeral homes and memorial service can be overwhelming, and our Chaplain is here to help. Many families choose to celebrate their loved one’s life with a remembrance service in our chapel. Our Chaplain is available to facilitate and to officiate if requested.