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Salus Spiritual Support During Hospice Care in San Diego

Spirituality is a broad term with different meanings for different people. While many view spirituality as participating in an organized religion, this does not have to be the case. Spirituality can be a connection to self or a reflection on thoughts, values and the meaning of life. After learning of a terminal diagnosis, many individuals start to question their own spirituality. They may spend time thinking about the meaning of life or what comes after death, or they may contemplate how they have lived their life and if they are satisfied with that. Responses often vary. Salus Hospice San Diego is here to honor that. Our San Diego hospice chaplains provide nurturing, opportunities for conversation and a variety of services to help.
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Spiritual Hospice Support in San Diego Provided:

Spiritual Hospice Support in San Diego Provided:

  • Non-denominational San Diego clergy support
  • Personal and family counseling in San Diego
  • Literature to help hospice patients understand or cope with spirituality
  • Assistance in accessing community hospice support groups
  • Opportunities to reconnect with a religious congregation if the client chooses

Some clients are not religious. However, even they often find value in nurturing their spiritual side. This can help them to regain a sense of purpose, better cope with what is ahead and even mend relationships with loved ones. Spiritual health is also often connected to physical health. Pain management is sometimes easier when spirituality is nurtured.

Salus Hospice San Diego offers spiritual support that is non-judgmental, non-denominational and sensitive. The client leads the way in spiritual conversations, and our role is to provide support in a way that is comfortable for them. Spiritual support with hospice care is not a mandatory service, but it is always available should clients wish to take advantage of it at any point in their San Diego hospice care journey.

Our caregiver was outstanding! She was here when my wife died! I don’t know what I would have done if she wasn’t here then. She “took over” and knew just what to do! She made the calls to get the right people here and she made my wife look so nice when we spent the last few moments with her! We appreciate everything that she did!

Joann R. November 18, 2020

Everyone at Salus was extremely responsive and eager to help and that made our experience so much better during a difficult time.

Leone M. January 7, 2020

Spiritual Support FAQ's

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No, there is no requirement to be a part of any religion to take advantage of spiritual support throughout your hospice journey. Our San Diego hospice chaplains are simply there to provide comfort, guidance and information. They will follow the lead of the hospice patient and never push you toward any religion. Even San Diego hospice patients who consider themselves not to be spiritual find peace and comfort through spiritual support.

Yes. Our goal is not to take the place of your spiritual home. Rather, we hope to supplement the support they offer you and make it easier for you to access their services and care. We are happy to work in conjunction with your chaplain and encourage you to find the best path toward spiritual strength and comfort in your own individual way.

Salus Hospice in San Diego has many different resources available for our patients and their family members. Our San Diego hospice chaplain will be happy to discuss them with you and make suggestions for reading materials, videos or other such materials. Some other options for finding inner peace include journaling, working with various art mediums or listening to music. We encourage you to explore any or all of these resources and will be happy to help guide you in any way possible.

Other Hospice Services Salus Offers

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Physical Care

Pain management and the monitoring of symptoms to enhance quality of life for seniors in San Diego. Hospice care's physical services are monitored and administrated by skilled hospice nurses and therapists in San Diego.

  • Medication Management
  • Occupational, Speech or Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care & Vital Sign Monitoring
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Emotional Care

Coping Support for both client and family. This support also remains available to the family after a client's passing in the form of grief counselling.

  • Counseling
  • Social Worker Case Management
  • Bereavement Counselling for Your Loved Ones
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San Diego Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s

San Diego County Hospice care professionals with expertise in dementia care provide the right level of support for patients with Alzheimer’s disease who are nearing the end of life. Seniors with dementia experience increased comfort and a greater opportunity to spend time at home when hospice care is in place. Their families also benefit. Compassionate end of life care and bereavement support make this stage less difficult to cope with.

  • Comfort Care to Help Alleviate Pain and Discomfort
  • Emotional Support Through Difficult Behaviors
  • Specialized Family Support for Dementia
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