At ARCH we believe that death is a step in the journey of life. While we have no designated religious affiliation, we do value the role of spiritual and religious care at the end of life as an important part of this journey. We are here to support all religious traditions and denominations.
Hospice palliative care encourages the awareness and development of each person’s spirituality. For some, spirituality is nurtured and expressed within the context of faith and religion. Increasingly though, many people identify as “spiritual but not religious”. Some find their spirituality reflected in many other ways such as the love of family, pets, gardening, music, art or the wonders of nature.
Spirituality has to do with how we make sense of the world, including how we connect to ourselves, to each other and to our universe. Development and expression of those elements are encouraged by our staff.
Our team offers many spiritual support services to residents and family members, inclusive to people of all faiths, cultures and beliefs, including:
Help in connecting with a tradition that is meaningful
Help in planning funerals or other rituals to mark times of loss
Referrals to religious leaders and faith communities
Milestone events may be celebrated, such as baptisms, weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays