Hello Brothers and Sisters in ministry,
After reading the minimum standards and the different types of spiritual assessments that are used in Nursing homes or long term care facilities I was interested to know what the three nursing homes in my small East Texas town use and the name of their chaplain. The nursing homes rely on the community pastors (who come in on Sunday afternoons to lead worship) instead of having an actual chaplain! I have been in ministry for 30 years and this is very common in small Texas towns.
Each long term care facility has at least 40 residents. I feel led to try to help create some type of standard in these facilities that every pastor that visits can use. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to start?