Senior Health Faith Community Nurse Program Details
As part of Deaconess Nurse MInistry’s Senior Health Faith Community Nurse Program, nurses work towards increasing older adults’ knowledge in disease management and healthy lifestyle choices, properly administering their medications, and keeping them safe and independently in their homes as long as possible.
Deaconess Faith Community Nurse Ministries works with long-term living facilities and various community agencies to access seniors in need of care. During a Faith Community Nurses’ time working with a client, the appropriate health services are administered and the necessary health education is given.
Faith Community Nurses visit at least twice a month, followed by a phone call each week for a minimum of three months or when the chronic disease management process has been demonstrated and the program goals obtained.
The goals of the program include:
- Reducing preventable ER visits and hospitalization
- Improving self management of prescription medications
- Improving chronic disease management
- Decreasing falls