Each Autumn Aged Care facility has a dedicated pastoral care worker who provides a pastoral care service for residents, their families and friends on a regular weekly visiting schedule. Pastoral care is the care and support of the inner person. It is not necessarily about formal religion. Pastoral care respects and supports a person’s particular belief systems and practices. It is holistic and person-centred.
People with formal training in pastoral care have skills that enable them to discuss religious matters and provide support to all people with spiritual and emotional needs. Pastoral care workers may use empathy, listening, reminiscence, or simply being with residents to become engaged and assist them to live well.
Our pastoral carers complement clinical care with direct personal attention to residents.
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