Good Samaritan Home is the only Faith-Based Long-Term Care facility in the region with a full-time Chaplain.
In collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, our Chaplain helps integrate spiritual and/or religious aspects of care that may be helpful to the individual, into the care of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.
Our entire care team is trained to offer support to everyone whether they practice a particular religion or no religion. The Spiritual Care program at the Home respectfully honors the expressions of spiritual, religious, or non-belief of residents, families, and staff. The staff honors and respects the diverse cultural, spiritual, and religious backgrounds of everyone. All of the Home’s residents are supported and encouraged to maintain connections with their own churches or religious communities.
Special consideration for one-on-one bedside support is given for:
- Palliative and hospice patients and their loved ones
- Consultation for funeral pre-planning (pre-arrangement) as needed
- Grief support for families following the death of a loved one
Programs and Events
No One Dies Alone
Our volunteers and staff provide a reassuring presence to dying residents who would otherwise be alone. With the support of the nursing staff, compassionate companions offer residents the most valuable of human gifts: a dignified death.
Weekly Worship Service:
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM
West Day Room, Tuesdays, 10:15 AM
Pathways 1, Thursdays, 9:30 AM
Pavilion, Thursdays, 10:15 AM
Thursdays, 10:00 AM, West Day Room
Service of Remembrance
Held in the Fall (to remember deceased residents)
Holiday Celebrations are held on Christmas Eve and Good Friday
For urgent matters, the Chaplain can be reached by dialing the switchboard, 812.476.4912.
Interested in becoming a Chaplain Volunteer or Minister of the Eucharist? Contact our Chaplain at 812.759.0457.