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Community Access to Compassionate Care

We foster a culture of individualized care and achieve a position of leadership in rural healthcare services through judicious use of available resources and collaboration with local and regional healthcare providers to meet changing healthcare needs.

Community Access to Compassionate Care

We foster a culture of individualized care and achieve a position of leadership in rural healthcare services through judicious use of available resources and collaboration with local and regional healthcare providers to meet changing healthcare needs.

Welcome to North Shore Health

Welcome to North Shore Health. As we celebrate 50 years of service to Cook County, we're proud of our past and we look forward to being the health care provider you look to in the future.


Service Excellence We value and serve each individual with compassion and understanding, and work collaboratively to meet the needs of our community.

Communication We clearly communicate in an open, timely, and positive manner.

Quality We provide a high standard of care through continuous improvement in our skills, process efficiencies, and use of resources.

Integrity We are respectful, honest, trustworthy, and professional in our words and actions.

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Monday June 17, 2019 - Home Health Care Services

North Shore Health Home Care is a Medicare certified intermittent Home Care Agency offering Skilled Nursing, Home Health Aide, Occupational and Physical Therapy services in the home. We bill Medicare, Medical Assistance, Insurance, and accept Private Pay on our Sliding Fee Scale. Please call Nathan at 387-3280 for more information.

Friday June 14, 2019 - June Activities at North Shore Living

The warmer weather is definitely welcomed by residents at North Shore Living. Many have already enjoyed time on the patios, and everyone looks forward to the official first day of summer. There are a lot of improvements planned for our outdoor areas. These include: plantings and garden boxes, adding a shaded area, incorporating access to the gazebo, and purchasing a glider swing that accommodates wheelchairs. It will be fun and exciting to see these additions implemented into our outdoor living space as the summer progresses.

A rainy Memorial Day didn’t stop the residents from enjoying a picnic lunch with hotdogs right off the grill! With more picnics planned, we’re sure to get a sunny day sometime.

Several of our wonderful volunteers attended our Volunteer Brunch held on May 16. This gave the residents and staff of North Shore Living an opportunity to honor and celebrate the folks who so generously give their time and talents to enhance the lives of those who live here. You make a difference, and you all are so very special.

It was a fun day on May 29 when the Kindergarteners from Great Expectations came to North Shore Living with an abundance of flowers to plant in our garden boxes. It will make our patio a joyful place this summer for the residents to enjoy, and we sincerely thank them for their time and companionship.

The monthly birthday party will be held on June 12 at 3 p.m. to celebrate Jim Haussner, Donna Willet, and Honey Rosen. Cake and ice cream will be served, and Doug Sanders will play piano for the event.

June 13-20 is National Nursing Assistants week. The residents want to thank all of the dedicating nursing assistants who work at North Shore Living for the compassionate care they provide every day of the year. Thank you for all you do!

There is plenty of good music lined up for June that feature guitar and piano music performances by Myron Bursheim and Susan Scherer on most Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. Also, Amy Schmidt will be entertaining us on June 17th at 2:00 p.m. The classic country band Portage will perform for a dance at North Shore Living the last Saturday of the month on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. As always, families, friends, and community folks are welcome to join us for any of our music events.

An outing is planned for June 20th to have lunch with our friends at The Hub. More outdoor outings are planned in the coming months for the residents to enjoy all the fun festivities that our summer season brings!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the June calendar of events or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
A delightful performance by the High School Choir was enjoyed by all on May 3rd. Pictured(L-R) Hailey Smith,  Aurora Schelmeske, Amy Carpenter,  and Ashleigh Precord.
The residents enjoyed an afternoon of fun on May 14 to celebrate Lisa Bloomquist’s upcoming wedding. Pictured here are (L-R) Mary Liebsch, Jean Roberts, and Jim Haussner. Lisa and her grandmother-Skip Rouser are in the back row. They are holding a decoration they created for the wedding festivities. 
Several volunteers attended our Volunteer Brunch on May 16th. Pictured here (L-R) Diane Nowers, Sharon Brenner, and Eleanor Waha.
Little Elliott Postal (pictured on left) sang a solo to everyone’s delight. The Postal family was visiting in the area, and came to North Shore Living to perform for the residents on May 17.
Many thanks to Diana White who donated an abundance of beautiful potted arrangements and seedlings for the Resident Council Spring Plant Sale.

Tuesday January 1, 2019 - New Price Transparency Regulation

Effective 1/1/2019 the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all Hospitals to post their entire Charge Description Master (CDM) to their website.  Reviewing the CDM can be confusing as many services provided by hospitals have several individual charges; a visit to an emergency room may consist of charges associated with the level of nursing services (facility level charge), physician services (professional level charge), pharmacy charges, supply charges, along with any specific procedures that were performed. You may also receive charges from outside medical facilities in addition to those from North Shore Health such as services provided by your Sawtooth Mountain Clinic physician during an inpatient stay or from a radiologist for reading and interpreting your CT exam.
Our healthcare system is complex. The staff at North Shore Health is here to help you understand the charges for the services you receive. For more information call 218- 387-3040.

Visit our services page for full list of charges.

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