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Visiting the Elderly A Guide for Ministers of Care

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A Guide for Ministers of Care
Visiting the Elderly

Visiting the elderly and shut-in—people who were once frequently the backbone of a parish—is one of the most important ministries any parish has. But it’s important that ministers of care be properly prepared so that they can serve effectively and confidently, knowing what to expect when carrying out this important outreach.

This booklet offers a wealth of practical advice and guidelines for making these visits—all the way from being an active listener, to various issues the visitor may encounter (dementia, mobility challenges, etc.), to the difference between a social and a pastoral visit. Also included are guidelines for sharing holy communion with the elderly and shut-in in a number of different situations.

Whether visiting the elderly or sick at home, in a long-term care facility, or in the hospital, Visiting the Elderly will be an indispensable resource for ministers of care. 

* We ask our Canadian friends, to please order directly from Novalis.

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Format: Booklet
Product code: TT853897
Dimensions: 5.25" x 6.875"
Length: 32 pages
Twenty-Third Publications
Written by Linda Dayler