Faith Community Nursing (Parish Nursing)

 

Thank you for your participation in the Holy Apostles Community Health Survey

 Boise State University Senior Nursing Students are conducting their Community Health Clinical Rotation with us at Holy Apostles this Fall.  For our Faith Community Nursing program to better serve our community, they have conducted a parish-wide Health Needs survey.  More than 250 surveys were completed. The students are compiling results and will present their findings November 30th at 9:30, 12;30, and 2:30pm and again Monday, Dec 3rd at 9:30 in the Dining Room. Come support the students while they provide information on the top ranked Health Needs that you suggested.   

  

Parish Nursing encompasses the Body, Mind and Spirit of the Congregation. Parish Nursing extends the healing mission of Jesus through prayer, education, health screenings, referral, advocacy, and counsel.

Parish Nursing coordinates programs including: Parish Visitors, Monthly Mass at Assisted Living Facilities, Coordinates priest visits to those in need of Anointing/Last Rites, 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, Healing 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.    

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

Counseling Resources are available at the Parish Nursing Bulletin Board. 

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

 

Upcoming Events;

Anointing Mass  Thursday, December 6th, 2018, 11:00am.  The Most Reverend Bishop Peter Christensen will preside.  Luncheon to follow hosted by the Legion of Mary and CCW

  

        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.