Recognizing the importance of treating the whole patient, St. Francis HomeCare integrates spirituality into patient care in this unique program. The whole person is treated: body, mind, and spirit.
Our interest in caring for the sick in their homes is deep rooted. Our sponsoring Sisters of Bon Secours served as the first organized home health organization in 1824 – caring for the sick in their homes. From this legacy and the organization that brought the first Parish Nurse program to the state of South Carolina, St. Francis HomeCare now brings the first Spiritual Care program to home health patients in the Upstate.
With a grant from The Duke Endowment, within our Home Health Services, our Spiritual Care program has professional chaplains who offer spiritual care to all home health patients who are in need, as well as their family members and caregivers. They have specialized education and training to mobilize spiritual resources so these patients can cope more effectively with their illness or disease. With sincerity and confidentiality, the chaplain provides supportive spiritual care through empathetic listening and counseling, demonstrating an understanding of persons in distress.
Because we realize that many people ask their pastors for information and assistance during times of illness, we continually provide educational programs and materials to church leaders and organizations throughout the Upstate. If you are interested in having someone from St. Francis HomeCare come and talk to your group, please call 864-233-5300.