Patients and their families are central to our care at Caris Healthcare. Caris’ emphasis on caring for the whole person permeates all that we do. Not only do our patients and families need medical services, they also need to have their emotional and spiritual needs met. Caris’ professional Social Workers, Chaplains, Volunteer Coordinators and Volunteers are part of the Interdisciplinary Teams in each office that lead in providing the emotional and spiritual care our patients and families deserve.
Throughout a patient’s stay on service and for a year after the patient passes, Caris Healthcare provides a network of support for patients and families to help them make their way through one of life’s most challenging transitions.
- Our Social Workers, Chaplains and Volunteer Coordinators participate in creating an individualized plan of care for patients and families
- Emphases on bereavement counseling and care for caregivers are provided by Chaplains and Social Workers.
- Caris Social Workers provide emotional support. They are also experts in locating resources that the patient or family may need as they face this challenging time.
- Caris Chaplains meet patients and families where they are. They ensure that spiritual needs are assessed and addressed for our patients. Caris chaplains are trained to provide spiritually-based care that respects the preferences of the patient and family.
- Caris Volunteers are extraordinarily compassionate and caring people who seek to provide compassionate care, meeting the unique needs each patient and family experiences. Caris Volunteers assist patients and families by running errands, providing companionship, mowing yards, or by attending to everyday activities, freeing families to be with their loved ones.
- Caris contracts with an independent vendor to survey families after their care experience in order to continuously improve our services.