A key component of caring for others is being aware that wellness and prevention can abate some crises. As we learn more and more about healthy lifestyles and the importance of mental health care, Bishop Anderson House is pleased to offer programs to promote the well-being of all individuals–as well as communities. Our current focus is fostering an atmosphere of self care for all personnel in the Illinois Medical District, in particular our partners at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
- To develop an atmosphere of self-care we currently host stress reduction events for the staff of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. These include “Chat with a Chaplain” and virtual offerings of progressive muscle relaxation that can be accessed online.
- To assist with healthy grieving, we have hosted periodic memorial services so that staff may honor the patients they have cared for.
- We provide Five Wishes booklets and offer presentations about end of life planning throughout the region. Contact Kim Lessner at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a presentation for your community.
- Alumni events for Spiritual Care Visitor Training graduates focus upon self-care for the caregiver. The Rev. Rose Cicero can provide more information about upcoming events. (Rose_Cicero@rush.edu)