The Home & Hospital Visiting Program provides direct support to children, adolescents and adults who are too ill to attend the program at the Center. A trained volunteer is matched with a client and makes regular visits to their home or hospital room to offer emotional and spiritual support. These visits give clients the chance to talk, to experience feelings and emotions, to explore choices, and more often than not, serve as a catalyst for significant change in the quality of life people experience.
During these visits the entire family is often offered support. The Center volunteer helps facilitate communication between family members and encourage all involved to support each other. It is not uncommon for a family to show signs of dysfunction in the face of death or serious illness, to become overwhelmed, or to isolate emotionally, or shut down spiritually. The importance of the visiting service is that it helps enable clients and their families to move through the fear and uncertainty of a serious illness or the end stage of a dying process. With support they can process what they are feeling, learn to let go of fear and conflict, overcome any sense of inadequacy, and begin to choose the experience they want to have.
Without this support, families can miss opportunities to genuinely connect, to say what needs to be said, and to heal what needs healing in the relationship. The visitor, using the principles of Attitudinal Healing, helps provide an emotional and spiritual context for the difficult circumstances that unfold in a dying process, and a supportive atmosphere for making the choices that help families grow closer together.
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