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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.

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News

Friday July 3, 2020 - Coronvirus Response Hub: Cook County Minnesota

This Hub seeks to provide current and accurate information and resources about the community wide response to the coronavirus.

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Thursday July 2, 2020 - Celebrate Independence Day

 Celebrate your independence this weekend by choosing to protect the ones around you! #MaskUpMN whether you’re camping, playing a sport, going to an event or floating on a boat. Make sure to look over and follow the recommended guidelines to keep everyone involved safe.

https://staysafe.mn.gov/assets/outdoor-guidelines_tcm1152-435380.pdf#MaskUpMN

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Thursday July 2, 2020 - July Happenings at North Shore Living

WOW is all I have to say! We don’t have to wonder anymore when things will start to change. We don’t have to wonder when we will be able to see our loved ones. We received great news recently at the Care Center and across Minnesota which has caused excitement for residents and family

alike. We are now able to have outdoor patio visits.

Life still goes on. We have almost Daily Manna’s provided by Bethlehem Lutheran Church for those who would like it. Residents are learning some fun facts. The Perk has interesting facts about each particular day. Did you know there is a National something every day? Did you know that Sea Turtles can be found in every ocean except for the Artic and cannot tuck into their shells? Lucky for them they have few predators. Did you know pineapple juice is great for tenderizing meat? Supposedly pineapples take almost 3 years to reach maturity and a single plant can only produce one pineapple at a time. I told the residents today there will be a test tomorrow (and they thought their testing days were over!)

Life goes on, but so does death. I think I can speak for most if not all of our staff at North Shore Living that the people living here are not our residents. They are our family. When they pass away a piece of our heart goes with them. There is a hole left in our hearts where the love, care and compassion for them once was. When your heart hurts by losing a family member know that ours hurt too. Recently family members Ed Olson, Ione Jones and Joyce Krueger, who all lived on the same hall, passed away within a few weeks of each other. Can you imagine losing three family members within a month? There is a whole new transition from loving and caring on those who left to those who come in.

Life goes on and so there’s food and fun. We had rocky road ice cream cones on National Rocky Road Ice Cream day and iced tea and lemon bars for our birthday party in June on National Iced Tea day. We celebrated Father’s day with root beer floats and men who were able had a tasty treat of a steak dinner. We have Happy Hour every Friday and Hall Way Bingo twice a week. We have been enjoying sitting out on the patio soaking up the sun and receiving fresh flowers from people’s gardens.

We are thankful for a couple of beauticians who have started coming in to style a few ladies hair. These ladies are fitting us in to their already busy schedules. We are looking for a licensed beautician to help with more residents. If you or someone you know is interested in spending time loving on our elders by styling their hair call the Activity Department.

We still enjoy FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype with our families. Please call the Activity Department at 387-3518 to schedule these appointments.

OUTDOOR PATIO VISITS: A receptionist will help you make an appointment to visit a resident by calling 218-387-3040 ext. 0. You need to call at least a day ahead to schedule a visit. No same day visits. Visits are every day on the hour for 45 minutes. The first visit of the day is at 10 am. Visits continue at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm. Be aware of the weather as we will not have outdoor visits in the rain. On the day of your visit you need to screen in at the hospital main entrance. You will be given a pass with a map and instructions. Please bring a face mask or one will be provided for you that you will take with you. You must stay six feet away from the resident. No pets at this time. You can schedule two visits per week. Hand sanitizer is provided both at screening and in the outdoor patio area.

I want to thank the staff at North Shore Living for all the help them have been giving me while we look for the right person to help in the Activity Department. It was nursing assistant appreciation week last week, but I appreciate you every day. You don’t go unnoticed. You are very much appreciated!

To our family, friends and volunteers we can’t wait until we can spend time with you again. We hope you have been enjoying your summer. Thank you for all the flowers and mail we have been receiving. Please keep sending cards.

The family patio visits we have had on our first few days were fantastic! You could feel the excitement in the air and we did have an impromptu courtyard music visit from Harris Mills which we so much enjoyed this past Saturday. Thank you Harris.
 


Iris Shepard with flowers she won during Hall Way Bingo provided by Diane Nowers.
 

Nadine and Mindy enjoying the fresh air.


First patio visit  Irene Peterson and family.
 

Trudy and all of us wish you a happy 4th of July.

Eleanor Sjoberg with Ray.

 

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Wednesday July 1, 2020 - Patio Visits at North Shore Living

OUTDOOR PATIO VISITS: A receptionist will help you make an appointment to visit a resident by calling 218-387-3040 ext. 0. You need to call at least a day ahead to schedule a visit. No same day visits. Visits are every day on the hour for 45 minutes. The first visit of the day is at 10 am.

Visits continue at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm. Be aware of the weather as we will not have outdoor visits in the rain. On the day of your visit you need to screen in at the hospital main entrance. You will be given a pass with a map and instructions. Please bring a face mask or one will be provided for you that you will take with you. You must stay six feet away from the resident. No pets at this time. You can schedule two visits per week. Hand sanitizer is provided both at screening and in the outdoor patio area.

We still enjoy FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype with our families. Please call the Activity Department at 387-3518 to schedule these appointments.

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Monday June 29, 2020 - North Shore Health has radiologists available 24/7

North Shore Health has radiologists available 24/7 via tele-radiology.  Emergency exams can be read within 30 minutes, all to provide you with quick comprehensive care.  Please call 218-387-3268 for more information.

 

Monday June 22, 2020 - National Nursing Assistants Week

It takes a TEAM to provide excellent care. Thank you to the outstanding nursing staff at the North Shore Health Care Center. Help them as they celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week from June 18-25.

Monday June 15, 2020 - Out Patient Physical Therapy

North Shore Health is proud to offer a full service Out Patient Physical Therapy Department with special interests in postural therapy, sports injury prevention and treatment, balance disorders, incontinence and manual therapy with exercise for the spine and extremities. We are open M-F and can

be reached at 218-387-3284. Our In Patient Physical Therapy services include treatment for hospital patients, swing bed patients and care center residents.

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Monday June 8, 2020 - Digital Mammography

North Shore Health has a digital mammography machine.  For those of you that have had to travel for the digital mammography you can now have it done locally. Referral not needed by a physician.  For more information please call 218-387-3268.

Monday June 1, 2020 - North Shore Health provides Dexascans

North Shore Health provides dexascans to measure bone density. This test helps to diagnose osteoporosis. Call 387-3260 to set up an appointment after getting an order from your physician. 

Friday May 29, 2020 - June Happenings at North Shore Living


Life goes on. Each day we wonder if tomorrow will be different, will next week be different, will next month be different? When will be able to have fun as a large group of household members? When will we be able to see and hug our family and friends? When will our wonderful volunteers

be able to join us again? When?

In the meantime life goes on. The monthly activity calendar is made with as much information as I have at the time. As residents are in hot pursuit of Bingo, we started playing Hall Way Bingo twice a week to the residents delight. Activity sheets and puzzles are given out daily to residents who enjoy them and are turned back in by Friday each week as we have a drawing for a fabulous prize. The more sheets turned in the better the chances of getting the prize. We have devotions sent up from Bethlehem Lutheran Church; cards of encouragement, notes, and drawings are still coming in. We received some very cute “made with love” window hangings from a Girl Scout troop in MS. We also got a care package with some really fun stuff in it for prizes.

On Monday’s starting in June we will enjoy the scent of fresh baked cookies coming from our kitchens and eat these delectables maybe on the patio? We will start having weekly Happy Hour on Friday’s. One day each week we will have a snack to go with a theme according to our Daily Perk. For the first week of June it is National Cheese Day so we will be having cheese and crackers for our Happy Hour snack. Next is Birthday week and we will be celebrating with National Iced Tea Day and lemon bars room to room of course. The third week is National eat your veggies so we will be having chips and salsa during Happy Hour. Father’s Day follows with Dad’s Root beer floats on Sunday, June 21rst and surfs up with Pineapple Upside Down Cake on the 26th.

To our family and friends, we can’t wait to see and visit you in person. You are always welcome to call the Activity Department at 218-387-3518 to set up a time to visit with your loved ones Face to Face via Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom. Residents and family members who have taken advantage of these technologies have really enjoyed getting to see each other over the internet. It’s almost as good as being there. Almost. We just received a gift of two FaceBook Portals. These allow residents to have access to facetime with family members at their leisure. Family and friends need the Whatsapp on their phone or computer and you or the resident can call each other anytime. Look these up on youtube if you aren’t familiar with them. Perhaps consider getting one for your family member.
To our faithful volunteers, we can’t wait to see you and spend time with you again. We hope you are doing well.

Thank you so much for your time and generosity for all the cards, games, money, candy, etc. We enjoy receiving these gifts of love and encouragement. Cards are passed out daily. Money for now will be used to purchase supplies to do hallway activities and hopefully even some good old fashioned patio games (socially distanced) of course.
A friend of one of the residents sent her this Irish prayer and I thought it was really meaningful so I’d like to share it.
May God give you…..
For every storm, a rainbow
For every tear, a smile
For every care, a promise and a blessing in each trial
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share
For every sigh, a sweet song and an answer for each prayer

On Saturday, May 23rd the sweetest thing happened. One of our resident’s granddaughters’ got married and stopped by in her wedding gown for a hallway window visit with her grandmother Anna B.

TODAY’S FUNNY: Wanting to know if a resident had recently taken a shower so I could curl her hair without it getting washed out right away I asked her “When is your bath day?” To which she replied, “1-21-29” Got to love them and we do!


Last, but not least, we would like to thank Sandy Anderson for all her years of laughs, love, smiles, hard work and dedication to us at North Shore Health. Sandy has been with us “through it all”. Thank you Sandy so much. We will really miss you. We wish you the best in your retirement and don’t forget to send down some zucchini relish. Salute!
Life goes on!
 

Anna and Andrea- Andrea’s  long awaited wedding took place and was shared through the glass with her grandmother Anna.
 

Mary enjoying a phone call with her daughter Jackie
 

a wonderful gift of prizes sent in from one of our friends in the community

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