Marble Falls, Spicewood, Horseshoe Bay, Cottonwood Shores, Granite Shoals, Meadowlakes, Smithwick

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Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

Lion Heatherjo Breckenridge, RN

Faith Community Nurse (aka Wesley Nurse)

Bee Creek United Methodist Church
3000 Bee Creek Rd.
Spicewood, TX 78669

512-264-2225

hbreckenridge@mhm.org


Spicewood & Highland Lakes Lions Club met with Heatherjo Breckenridge who is a Faith Community Nurse (aka Wesley Nurse) in Spicewood (offices out of Bee Creek United Methodist Church) to hear about what she does in our community.  The following is a summary of what she does – she is extremely passionate about helping the needy with much needed services. 

  • Provides relevant meangingful services:
    • MIND – BODY – SPIRIT
  • Free healthcare classes to anyone in need
    • Diabetes
    • Hypertension
    • Dental (MOST KEY need) – a lot of health problems start at the mouth –
    • Etc.
  • Helping Hand Crisis Ministry – available there on Tuesdays 4-6 pm – does free BP, Blood sugar screenings and can answer questions and be an advocate
  • Provides an ear for people because there is a lack of understanding of the system and how to get help
  • Her mission is to seek out the unseen needy
  • Available at Spicewood Community Library – 10 am to 12 pm – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
  • If customers cannot afford meds, food or the lifestyle necessary for their health, she helps develop a game plan for the rest of your life
  • Can fill prescriptions (i.e. antibiotics, blood pressure meds, as long as customer applies for MAPS), program pays for the initial prescription, has filled 20 prescriptions since Feb 2014  (COPD, CHF)
  • She can also help by having access to resources, health education (i.e. Lake Travis Library – she does a Balance Class) – has ideas for Teens/Youth health and nutrition
  • Can help customers figure out options for skilled nursing, alert monitors, skilled nursing and assisted living
  • Offices at Bee Creek UMC
  • Does advocacy work for customers (makes phone calls for them)
  • Can offer Parenting programs, Grief or Divorce Support Groups, Smoking Cessation, Healthy Snacks for school children, Managing Stress, Health/Fitness (walking, chair Zumba)
  • She needs:
    • Referrals – find her people that need help!
    • Donations (i.e. shoes for school kids, adult brief drives, diaper drives)
    • Involvement – invite her to community events, would like to be involved in all of the Spicewood community organizations

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