Brian TrapnellPastoral Care Week is October 21-27 and Halcyon Hospice is pleased to honor the work of its chaplains! Headquartered in Atlanta, Halcyon Hospice currently serves patients across 43 counties in Georgia.

Chaplains are woven into the fabric of the hospice experience, supporting both patients and families as requested. The 5,639 quality visits made by Halcyon chaplains through the end of September is evidence of their commitment to helping patients and families.

Many of us develop complex emotions associated with grief and loss, especially once a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness – hospice chaplains are available to help work through those dynamics to provide comfort and healing.

Hospice chaplains are trained professionals who, while drawing on their own faith experiences, serve patients and families across the faith spectrum. Their combination of education, experience and empathy provide hospice patients and families with an invaluable resource.

At Halcyon Hospice, we believe terminally ill individuals deserve to live pain- and symptom-free in the company of family and friends. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality hospice services for our patients and their families. Our chaplains are at the core of that commitment.

To learn more about hospice or to find out how hospice may benefit you or a loved one, visit excellenceinhospice.com.

First held in 1985 and sponsored by the Coalition on Ministry in Specialized Settings, Pastoral Care Week is an opportunity for hospices, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other care giving organizations to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the services which the caregivers provide.