Faith Community Nursing (Parish Nursing)

Parish Nursing Mission Statement

 Parish Nursing extends the healing mission of Jesus through prayer,

education, health screenings, referral, advocacy, and counsel.

Parish Nursing encompasses the Wellness and Balance of the Body Mind and Spirit of the Congregation.

Parish Nursing coordinates programs including: Parish Visitors, Monthly Mass at Assisted Living Facilities, Coordinates priest visits to those in need of Anointing/Last Rites, BSU Nursing Student Community Health preceptorship, Advanced Care Planning with Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, AARP Safe Driving classes, Meals program, Monthly Blood Pressure Screening, Planning your Wishes for End of Life, Estate Planning and Charitable Giving, Bereavement Letters, Grief Share Support group, Divorce Care, Prayer Shawl Program, Welcome Baby Program,  Fit and Fall-Proof classes, Flexible Fitness classes, Anointing Masses held quarterly, Healing Communion Services twice monthly, First Aid Kits & AEDs, First Aid and CPR classes, Annual Mobile Mammograms, Suicide Prevention and resources in restrooms, hand washing instruction for children in Religious Ed classes, Flu Prevention protocol and providing resources and referrals for various health needs. Various Wellness seminars are also provided.  Our Parish Nursing Bulletin Board is updated monthly with information, resources, flyers and local wellness events.   

Walk for Parkinson's, Boise!   Saturday Sept 7th, Veterans Memorial Park, Registration 9:00am, Walk 10:00am Call Jordan at 206-946-6520 for questions. Register online at WalkforParkinsons.org

The Self Rescue Manual has resources for everything.  Go to  http://www.selfrescuemanual.com/       Updated regularly.

Counseling Resources are available from the Parish Nurse in the office or by email,   mkilroy@holyapostles.net

Latest Parish Nursing Bulletin announcements can be read under the "Bulletins" tab on our home page.

 

Upcoming Events;

 Parish Visitor Training- Wednesday, August 14, 9:30-10:30.  Registration required.  Safe Environment class and background check required by the Diocese. 

Anointing Mass- Thursday, Sept 12, 7:00pm

Stop The Bleed Course - Two classes offered.  Sept 5 or 14th, 10:00am.  Sign up required.

Mobile Mammograms- Friday, November 22, 9-5:30pm, sign ups and walk-ins welcome.  No Mammograms on those under 35. St Alphonsus recommends annual Mammograms starting at age 40. St Al's bills your insurance, bring your insurance card and Driver's License.  Grants available for individuals with no insurance. 

Parish Visitor Training- Wednesday, November 13, 9:30-10:30.  Safe Environment and background check required by the Diocese of Boise.  Registration required. 

Anointing Mass- Wednesday, December 11, 11:00am followed by Luncheon hosted by the Legion of Mary & CCW.  Bishop Peter Chistensen, presiding.

 

        Ongoing Programs

Fit and Fall Proof- Mondays and Wednesdays 9:45-10:30am, Rms 100-101

Flexible Fitness- Mon-Wed-Fridays 7:30-8:30am, Rms 100-101

Young At Heart- Third Wednesday of each month. Check the bulletin for each month's activitiy.

Healing Services- First and third Wednesdays of each month in the Day Chapel, 7:00pm.

Blood Pressure screenings- first weekend of each month after all Masses in the Library. 

Advanced Care Planning-completion of Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care/Living Will.  

            Parish Nurses have been trained as facilitators, thru Honoring Choices, Idaho, to help with completion of your DPOA/Living Will.  Appointments available at Holy Apostles, call 208-888-1182, ext 3008.