Parish Nurse

Carol Mueller, RN, Parish Nurse

Office hours:  Tuesdays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm or by appointment

Work phone:  920-865-7844

Email:  Please go to the contact us page of this website

Click below to view Parish Nurse Flyer for duties and roles of a parish nurse.

Parish Nurse Flyer

A Parish Nurse does not perform invasive procedures (requiring a doctor's order) and is not a primary health care provider.

 

 

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 June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Did you know?

  • There are more than 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s Disease. In 2050, it could rise to 16 million.
  • A. D. is the 6th leading cause of death.  Kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined.
  • 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or related dementias.
  • Alzheimer’s Association is leading the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease! They are supporting and educating families while fighting for a cure.  Visit alz.org to learn more! 10 Ways to LOVE YOUR BRAIN 
  1. Hit the Books. Formal education will help reduce risk of cognitive decline or dementia.       Take a class.
  2. Butt Out. Smoking increases risk of cognitive decline. Quit smoking today!
  3. Follow Your Heart. Reduce your risk factors that increase obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
  4. Heads Up. Protect your brain. Wear seat belts and helmet when advised.
  5. Fuel Up Right. Eat a balanced diet that is higher in vegetables and fruit.
  6. Catch some ZZZ’s. Not getting enough sleep may result in problems with memory or thinking.
  7. Take care of your Mental Health. Some studies link depression with cognitive decline, so seek treatment for depression, anxiety or stress.
  8. Buddy Up. Stay socially engaged may support brain health.
  9. Stump Yourself. Challenge your mind. Build something or play games of strategy.
  10. Break a Sweat. Engage in Regular cardiovascular exercise that elevates your heart rate and increases blood flow.                                                         

Grief Support Directory for the Green Bay Diocese (directory)

 Grief Support Group at our Parish is in  Fall and Spring.  The dates will be posted by July for the upcoming year.  Thank you. 

 

 

 

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Medical Supplies Closet:  Our parish has a lending closet for parishioners to use medical supplies such as walkers, canes, crutches, commodes, toilet seat risers, knee scooters, etc.

Please contact our parish nurse, 920-865-7844, if you are in need. 

 

Medication Disposal in our Area:

Is your medication cabinet full of expired drugs or medication you no longer use? The Village of Howard in partnership with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department now offers a free, secure, and confidential drug take back program during regular office hours at Howard Village Hall, located at 2456 Glendale Ave. 

How does it work?

All acceptable medications should be packaged currently and brought to Howard Village Hall between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Medicines must be given directly to a staff person and cannot just be dropped off or left unattended. 

Accepted Medications

  • Prescription medications, pills and patches removed from bottles and boxes and put into sealed bags.
  • Over the counter medications, vitamins, and pet medications removed from packaging and put in to sealed bags.
  • Prescription ointments and liquids in sealed original containers without any leaks. Then place in sealed bags.

Not Accepted

  • No needles, sharps, or thermometers
  • No inhalers, aerosols, or pressurized containers
  • No leaking liquids or hydrogen peroxide
  • No personal hygiene products or chemicals
  • No business, clinic or nursing home items
  • No bagged liquids of any kind
  • No rubbing alcohol or flammables
  • No biological or hazardous waste
  • No unauthorized drops left on premise
  • Any questions call the Village of Howard at 434-4640.

 

Programs/Events:   Please see other programs/events under the Health and Wellness Committee tab. 

 

Support Groups:  Please see details on all support groups at our parish under the Support Groups tab.