What is a Faith Community Nurse?

The Faith Community Nurse (FCN) is a registered nurse who is called and committed to serve with the church’s pastoral care team.  The focus of the FCN is on the intentional care of the spirit while assisting members of the faith community to maintain and/or regain health and wholeness in body, mind, and spirit.  The role of the FCN may include:

♦  Visiting members at home, in the hospital, or in other medical facilities
♦  Serving as a health educator promoting awareness & understanding of health-related issues
♦  Providing non-invasive health screenings (i.e., checking blood pressure)
♦  Assisting members to understand a diagnosis or treatment options
♦  Linking members to community resources
♦  Serving as a resource and adviser to the church’s caring ministries
♦  Advocating for health services within the community
♦  Providing spiritual nurture through prayer and sharing of scripture

Contact Me: I can be reached by telephone through the PWCC office at (623) 546-2980 or by email

“Nurses Notes”

February is American Heart Month.  Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.  The good news is that it can often be prevented by making healthy choices and managing your health conditions.  Some steps that you can take to lower your risk of heart disease are watching your weight, being a little more active each day, eating healthier foods, and following your doctor’s advice to control your blood pressure and cholesterol.  Making small changes like using spices to season food instead of salt, eating more vegetable, or enjoying a walk outside during Arizona’s beautiful weather can make a difference.  To learn more about heart-health, visit the American Heart Association’s website at www.heart.org .

Links to Local Resources
(Web-links in each name below)

Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. – community resource specialists Phone:(623) 584-4999

Sun Health Memory Care Navigator – resources and support for individuals with dementia and their families Phone: (623) 832-9300

Northwest Valley Connect – transportation assistance    Phone: (623) 282-9300

Sun City West Posse – security and welfare checks www.scwpose.com or (623) 584-5808

Meals on Wheels, (note: no website for local program)  Sun City West (623) 455-7680 

Helping Hands Foundation – loans assistive / medical equipment    Phone:(623) 975-5499

Community Fund of Sun City West – confidential financial assistance  or 24 hour hotline (623) 546-1122