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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.

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News

Monday May 13, 2019 - Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, and the week of May 12-18 is recognized as National Nursing Home Week. This is a time to recognize the vibrant spirit of our residents, and to acknowledge staff who face each day with a sense of purpose and compassion. The staff a t North Shore Living values the
uniqueness, friendship, and wisdom our residents bring into our lives every day. Family and friends are welcome to join us for any of the many activities scheduled at North Shore Living in May.
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Monday May 6, 2019 - Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Dr. David A Rust, MD is now seeing patients once a month at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais. Dr. Rust is a physician at St. Luke’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Duluth, MN. He is a fellowship trained sub-specialist in knee and shoulder surgery, and has expertise in
arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, joint replacement surgery and fracture surgery. Talk to your primary care provider about a referral or make an appointment by calling St. Luke’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at (218) 249-6360.
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Wednesday May 1, 2019 - North Shore Living Celebrates Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a month designated to raise awareness about issues facing older adults, and to highlight the way older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers, and their communities. This year’s theme is “Connect, Create, and Contribute”. Communities
that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger. They play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives. May 12-18 is National Nursing Home Week, a time to recognize the vibrant spirit of our residents, and to acknowledge staff who face each day with a sense of purpose and compassion. The staff at North Shore Living value the uniqueness, friendship, and wisdom our residents bring into our lives every day.

There was a great turnout for our first “block party” held on Thursday April 11th for the Woods household residents and their families with 35 in attendance. They enjoyed having dinner with their families and neighbors, while discussing the progression of the culture change concept being integrated into the household environment. Several residents also shared their favorite recipes, which will be put into a resident household cookbook. A block party for the Waves household residents and their families will be held on Thursday May 9th.

The residents are looking forward to activities both indoors and outside in May. They are hoping that May will bring many days of sunshine, and warmer temps to enjoy on the patio. We are planning our first picnic of the year on Memorial Day with hotdogs from the grill, and all those picnic goodies. Sunshine will be a “must” that day!

The High School Choir will bring their musical talent to North Shore Living on May 3 at 2:00 p.m. There will be music on Sunday afternoons with Myron Bursheim, and Wednesday afternoons with Susan Scherer. We want to welcome Lavonna Czaplicki to our music venue. Lavonna has been coming in on Tuesday afternoons to play piano for the enjoyment of the residents. Amy Schmidt will also bring her delightful music to the Care Center on May 21st at 2:00 p.m. There will be a dance held on May 25th from 6:30-8 p.m. with Portage Band. Family and friends are welcome to join us for any of our music events.

There will be a party held on May 8 at 3:00 p.m. with cake and ice cream. Doug Sanders will provide some great piano tunes for the event. Even though we won’t have any residents celebrating a birthday in May, we’re always up for a good party!

A Volunteer Appreciation Brunch will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m. It offers us a time to show our appreciation of the many talents and time our dedicated volunteers share with the residents throughout the year. We couldn’t provide the wide variety of activities we offer without their help. They bring joy and friendship to our home, and help the residents stay connected to their communities. Thanks for all you do!

The Resident Council will be hosting a Spring plant sale on Monday May 20th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at North Shore Health. There will be flower and vegetable seedlings for sale to give your garden a head start this summer. All proceeds will go towards the Resident Council Fund.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the May calendar of events, visit our website or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
 
The residents enjoyed an afternoon of readings and conversation with artist and author Tim Young on April 13th.
 
Eleanor and Ray Sjoberg took the opportunity to enjoy some sunshine on the patio on April 18th.
 
Jim Haussner was all smiles with his “triple bingo” on April 25th!

A large group turned out for Palm Sunday services on April 14th. The residents are so grateful for our community churches who provide church services every Sunday at North Shore Living.
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Monday April 29, 2019 - Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is available at North Shore Health. OT is skilled in helping individuals learn or relearn the day to day activities they need to achieve maximum independence in the areas of self care, work and leisure." For more information call 218-387-3040.

Monday April 22, 2019 - Did You Know...?

North Shore Health has the capability of sending EKG's to specialists via the internet. All EKG's are read by a cardiologist, patients 18 and under are read by a pediatric cardiologist. This can be of help to the physician covering the Emergency Department because they have the ability to
call the cardiologist on call if there are any questions as to what is seen on the EKG, possibly speeding up the care of a patient with an abnormal EKG. Call 387-3268 for more information or to schedule your routine test with a physicians order.
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Monday April 15, 2019 - Chemotherapy at NSH

North Shore Health Chemotherapy Services-North Shore Health is pleased to be to offering a local option for chemotherapy services, which will be coordinated in partnership with a patient’s own oncologist. ***For more information, please call North Shore Health at 218-387-3040 and ask to speak
with the Hospital Director of Nursing.
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Monday April 8, 2019 - MRI available at NSH

North Shore Health has magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A mobile MRI service available every other Saturday. Please call 387-3268 for more information.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 - Welcoming Spring at North Shore Living

Spring fever has arrived at North Shore Living, and the residents are getting anxious to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. Hopefully, the snow banks will all disappear so we can start planning our garden spaces on the patio. The residents have come up with some good ideas over the
winter months. While we wait for winter to release its grasp, we have plenty of fun indoor activities planned for April.

The residents will be doing some Easter crafting, along with a colorful flower craft planned for Earth Day on April 22. We all remember how much fun it is to color Easter eggs, and we’ll be doing that on Saturday April 20th. The more eggs we color, the more egg salad we’ll have on Monday, April 22-National Egg Salad Day!

We will be honoring Trudy Boyd, Judith Duhaime, Shirley Hewitt, Mary Meyers, and Anna Speck at the April birthday party to be held on April 10 at 3:00 p.m. Cake and ice cream will be served, and the talented Doug Sanders will be here to play our favorite piano tunes. Friends and family are welcome to join the celebration.

A fun-filled afternoon is planned for Saturday April 13, when artist and author Tim Young will pay us a visit to share his art work and stories.

An outing is planned for April 18 to visit our friends at the Senior Center, and enjoy a delicious lunch with them.

WISE (formally Lioness Club) will host a Social time with the residents on Saturday April 20 at 2:30 p.m. We always look forward to the delicious desserts they bring!

There will be plenty of music in April too. Harris Mills will be here on Monday April 1 at 2:00 p.m. Olya Wright, a talented young musician, will be here to play her violin on Tuesday April 2 at 3:00 p.m. On Monday April 8 at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Daren Blanck will host a gospel sing-a-long. The High School choir will be here to perform on April 17 at 2:00 p.m. Amy Schmidt and friends will bring their musical talent to North Shore Living on Monday April 29 at 2:00 p.m., and Portage Band will be here for a dance on Saturday April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Myron Bursheim will perform on Sunday afternoons, and Susan Scherer on Wednesday afternoons in April. Family and friends are always welcome to join us for any of our music events.

April 7-13 marks national Volunteer Week-a time to recognize the efforts of volunteers at local, state, and national levels. The residents and staff at North Shore Living wish to thank our many dedicated volunteers for all the extraordinary things they do. They bring their many talents, time, and companionship to us all year long, and are a vital part of the Activity Department programming. There will be a volunteer appreciation brunch held in May to celebrate and honor our volunteers.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center or to check out the April calendar of events, visit our website or contact the Activity Department at 387-3518.
 
Karin Goodell, one of our dedicated volunteers, shared some stories by Dr. Suess in honor of his birthday. Pictured with Karin is Jean Roberts.
 
The residents enjoyed a Mardi Gras celebration on “Fat Tuesday”, March 5th.
 
Marcy Podas enjoyed doing some shopping at our LuLaRoe clothing sale held on March 8th.
 
The residents were treated to a visit by artist, Jo Wood on March 21st.
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Monday April 1, 2019 - NSH Care Center

The North Shore Health Care Center provides local long term and rehabilitative care. This includes 24 hour skilled nursing care, physical therapy and occupational therapy services. Please call 218-387-3264 for more information.

Monday March 25, 2019 - Lab Services at NSH

North Shore Health Laboratory routinely performs Outpatient lab testing from both local physicians and out-of-town physicians. To have your testing performed at your local hospital Laboratory, just request a copy of your Outpatient lab services order from your physician. It is up to the patient to
choose where their lab testing is performed. Outpatient hours are M-F 8-5pm and Saturday 8-Noon. Bring your physician-signed lab referral to the Hospital reception desk. Call the lab at 218-387-3267 for more information or questions.
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