Visiting Nurse Service for Christian Scientists in Los Angeles County
What is the Visiting Nurse Service for Christian Scientists in Los Angeles County?
The mission of the Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service for in Los Angeles County, Inc. is to nurse with a clear metaphysical thought and assist with loving, practical care those seeking Christian Science healing in their homes.
Christian Scientists wishing to use the Service must be working with a Journal-listed practitioner, relying wholly on Christian Science for healing, and live in Los Angeles County.
Patients must sign a “Statement of Understanding” stating that they know they are receiving Christian Science nursing care.
The home visit from the Christian Science nurse lasts no longer than 2 hours each time. Some patients are visited every day, some once or twice a week, others only as the need arises. There is always an expectation of healing.
The Christian Science nurses are available every day, 24-hours. They receive calls directly from the patient, the practitioner, or the patient’s family member/friend. While there is no charge to the individual requesting service, the Christian Science nurses do leave an envelope stating the cost of the visit and asking those who are able, to contribute what they can. Patients are expected to pay for any supplies used on their behalf.
The Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service consists of two nurses, an administrative secretary, and an all-volunteer Executive Board. The Service has been operating as a non-profit, benevolent service for Christian Scientists since 1953.
The Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service relies primarily on individual and branch church donations for funding. Christian Science Student Associations often include the Service in their giving and the Isabel Foundation gives an annual donation. The Service has received substantial bequests from grateful members and their families.
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