Foreword / William H. Thomas -- Introduction : why a spiritual approach to training? -- Sect. I. Training for professional caregivers -- Ch. 1. Understanding spirituality and your spiritual self -- Ch. 2. Creating a spiritual work environment -- Ch. 3. Why working in eldercare is a blessing -- Ch. 4. How inspiration affects staff members and those for whom they care -- Ch. 5. Spiritual approaches to caring for elders -- Ch. 6. How staff members can find support within the work they do -- Ch. 7. Spiritual ways to cope with stress -- Ch. 8. Communicating from the heart -- Ch. 9. Staying connected through rituals -- Ch. 10. Taking care of our own spirits -- Sect. II. Training for family caregivers -- Ch. 11. Why a spiritual approach to caring matters -- Ch. 12. Helping families connect from the heart -- Ch. 13. Spiritual approaches to coping with stress -- Ch. 14. Helping your family member finish well.