Spiritual Care at Beacon Hill
SPIRITUAL CARE IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT TO WHOLE-PERSON-CENTERED CARE
Here at Beacon Hill, many of our residents come from a variety of faith tradition backgrounds. Beacon Hill Chaplains Howard Earle and Paul Schultz look to express the love of God and bring hope to our residents through all ages and stages of life’s journey. The role of the chaplain is to understand what each person’s faith traditions are and in what practices they need support to feel connected and supported spiritually. The chaplains are here to be a listening presence and an ongoing, non-judgmental support.
Rev. Howard C. Earle, Jr., D.Min.
Chaplain & Director of Spiritual Care
Paul Schultz, MDiv
Clinical Care Chaplain
ONE-TO-ONE SPIRITUAL CARE
Chaplains are professionally prepared to address the diverse religious and spiritual needs of our residents and staff.
Our chaplains provide nondenominational Christian worship services and prayer gatherings. These services usually include prayer, singing hymns, Scripture readings, and a homily.
SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
The Spiritual Care team provides a variety of spiritual enrichment activities which include Bible study, theological lectures, interfaith outings, and book clubs.
ASSISTANCE WITH COMMUNICATION
During times of stress, it can be difficult to communicate effectively with other family members. Our chaplains are available to residents to identify and resolve concerns or to serve as a liaison with family members.
Chaplains uphold residents’ rights, support their values, and help communicate treatment decision choices to the care team and family.
COMMUNICATION WITH FAITH COMMUNITIES
We encourage residents to actively engage in their faith communities, and we can facilitate those connections as needed.
Chaplains can guide and support the search for answers when it comes to making difficult decisions.
OFFICIATE FUNERAL SERVICES
Chaplains are available to preside over funeral and memorial services upon request as well as be a conversation partner in discussing what matters most at the end of life.