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posted: August 28, 2006

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Timely Tip: Parish Nurses Are Life Savers for Caregivers

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of parish nurses, but in fact, they just might be the best kept secret in elder-caregiving. Click here to read the full story of parish nurses and how they can help you with your care of a loved one.

 

In the meantime, understand that parish nurses:

  •  Are registered professional nurses, licensed by the state, who are on the staff of a faith-based community.
  •  Are usually part-time and may or may not be in paid positions
  • Come from all nursing specialties
  • Provide health and wellness education and counseling
  • Act as community liaisons and advocates for the ill and elderly
  • Can help people understand complex medical information and refer them to resources for additional information and support
  •  Always respect the confidentiality of individual family members
  • Provide spiritual support but do not preach

They can help you and your loved one if either of you:

  • Feels confused by the complexity of the health care system
  •  Has a question about a medical condition, treatment, medication, or symptoms
  • Needs help and doesn’t know where to turn
  • Has recently been released from the hospital
  •  Needs the reassurance of a caring medical professional who will take the time to listen

 

-- Melissa A. Goodwin

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