A full-time Lutheran chaplain is available to all residents, but we also promote and facilitate the spiritual needs for all residents through their preferred tradition.
The Pastoral Care Program is dedicated to serving the religious and spiritual needs of all our residents. These needs are met through ecumenical worship services, Bible study, prayer, counseling, and visitation. As a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Upstate New York Synod, Lutheran was founded as a place where the needs of the whole person are ministered to with dignity and respect for each person’s religious and spiritual beliefs.
Bible studies are held at numerous times and locations within the Lutheran Home during the week to meet the schedules of our residents. Specific days and times can be found on the Activity Department monthly calendars or by speaking to activity or pastoral staff.
Lutheran staff show special attention to support the end-of-life needs of residents and their families. From medical care, pain management, personal, emotional and spiritual support, the staff works as a coordinated team to make the dying process as comfortable and dignified as possible. We also often partner with Hospice of Chautauqua County to add an additional level of compassionate care and support.