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Spiritual Care

Spirituality has many definitions and is very personal. In addition to religious beliefs, spirituality includes values, hopes, and desires, by which every individual tries to make sense of and understand challenging moments of life.

During times of illness, life transitions and death, we may experience doubt and questioning. We may feel uprooted, set adrift, and utterly alone. Some of us may feel a sense of depression; other times we may become silent, or respond with actions that our loved ones don’t understand.

These experiences can have lasting effects on you and your family. Our non-denominational Spiritual Care Team is here to listen, journey with you, and guide you and your loved ones toward peace, grace and understanding. We will help you find answers as you seek to make sense of this difficult time of your life.

Spiritual Care Services:

Patient — A personal visit may be requested from our Spiritual Care Team. We are available for personal guidance, conversation or just companionship.

Family and Caregiver — Relationships may become tense during stressful life transitions. Our Spiritual Care Team treats each person in a compassionate manner, being sensitive to everyone’s feelings.

Collaborate with Community Clergy — Our non-denominational Spiritual Care Team will work with your clergy and can provide referrals for other religious or spiritual groups.

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Many people who are approaching end of life often question:

  • “How do I leave my family?”
  • “How do I say good-bye to the people I love?”
  • “How will my family cope?”
  • “What was my purpose in life?”
  • “Why me?”
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The Soul of Hospice

By Adam Scheldt


Our Director of Spiritual Care, Adam Scheldt's story was featured in Buffalo Healthy Living magazine. Read online.  


Rabbi Adam Scheldt
Director of Spiritual Care 
Hospice Buffalo


Hospice Inpatient Unit Chapel

Our beautiful non-denominational chapel provides a quiet place for you and your family to reflect, pray, meditate, worship ~ whatever brings you peace.

Our beautiful, non-denominational chapel on our Mitchell Campus in Cheektowaga provides a quiet place for you and your family to reflect, pray, meditate, worship -- whatever brings you peace.



“Thank you is hardly sufficient to relay my feelings for all of the kindness, compassion, care and love given to my late husband and me.”

~ Phyllis, East Amherst

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