PARISH NURSE

 

My ministry is Parish Nursing which I am passionate about. I am an RN whose PRIMARY focus is the St. Rita Faith Community. I have served St. Rita Parish family for over 10 years and I have loved every minute. I work evenings and weekends.

My goal is health promotion and disease prevention - providing holistic care, connecting the mind, body and spirit for each patient so they can strive for wellness!  The emphasis is to promote independence and prevent decline; support lifestyle changes as they relate to health and wellness; offer health education and health tips.

I support all patents and their families by making home visits, accompany patients to their doctor's appointments; make Emergency Room visits, hospital visits, nursing home visits, assist with end-of-life journeys, and "like" our St. Rita family to our Pastor and staff.  Please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

A New Year Message

Welcome to Flight 2021. We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Positive Attitude and Gratitude are secured and locked in the upright position. All self-destruct devices: pity, anger, selfishness and resentment should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be put away. Should you lose your Positive Attitude under pressure during this flight, reach up and pull down a prayer. Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated, you can assist other passengers who are of little Faith. There will BE NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. God, our Captain has cleared us for take-off. Destination – GREATNESS! Wishing you a New Year filled with new HOPE, new JOY and new BEGINNINGS! Stay blessed, and welcome in 2021!

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COVID-19: The Ins and Outs of Quarantine and Social Distancing from the Cleveland Clinic

By this point in the pandemic, you hopefully know the importance of masking, physical distancing and hand-washing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These are simple but effective actions that help protect you and others.

But would you know what to do if you were in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer) with someone who found out they have COVID-19? As the number of new cases climbs to record levels and we continue to move through the holiday season, it’s likely that more people will find themselves in this situation.

We are seeing many cases where people attend gatherings not knowing that they are infected and unintentionally spread this disease to loved ones.

What to do if you come in contact with someone who has COVID-19

If you find out you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19 during a small holiday gathering or at any time, the best thing to do is quarantine at home, even if you don’t feel sick. This means staying away from others – both outside and inside of your home, if possible – until 14 days have passed since your last contact with that person.

It might seem confusing or unnecessary to quarantine if you don’t feel sick. However, we know that the virus can take up to two weeks after you’re infected to make you feel sick. We also know that you can be infected but never feel sick at all. In those cases, you could still spread the virus through close contact with others. This is why it’s critical to quarantine if you:

  • Have been in close contact (within 6 feet) of someone who has COVID-19 for 15 minutes or longer.
  • Have cared for someone who is sick with COVID-19.
  • Have had direct physical contact with someone who has COVID-19. (This includes hugging or kissing them, sharing cups or silverware, or getting their respiratory droplets on you in another way — like getting coughed on.)
  • Are visiting a state with quarantine requirements.

When you’re quarantining, watch for a fever (above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms. If you develop these symptoms, reach out to us to speak to a healthcare provider who can help you determine next steps for getting testing or care. You should continue to separate yourself from others if you become sick.

COVID-19 is surging

We are seeing more patients than ever with COVID-19 in Ohio.  

Our caregivers are fighting to come into work to give safe and exceptional care to everyone affected by this pandemic. Please help us by following all of the recommended safety guidelines to reduce the spread of the disease in our community. The power lies in all of our hands.