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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.

News & Events


Wednesday July 17, 2019 - Make It OK

Reducing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health: Community Presentation and Conversation.
Please consider attending one of the Make It OK presentations happening this month.

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Wednesday July 3, 2019 - North Memorial Air Flight Crew

North Shore Health and Sawtooth Mountain Clinic would like to recognize the sacrifice of the North Memorial Air Flight Crew who died or
were injured in the crash on June 28, 2019 near Brainerd.
In honor and in memory we thank you for your dedicated service.
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Friday June 28, 2019 - July Activities at North Shore Living

Summer has finally arrived, and July 2nd marks the halfway point of 2019! July is also National Picnic and Family Reunion Month, and residents of North Shore Living look forward to more visits from their out of town family and friends. We welcome all to join in the activities during their visits

The residents are hoping for a beautiful day on the 4th of July with plans for a picnic on the patio. Hotdogs from the grill will served, along with our favorite picnic foods. Other outdoor activities this month include an outing to Harbor Park and the Donut Shop on July 9th, and an outing to The Hub for lunch on July 18th. Of course, there are a lot of outdoor activities on the patio planned for those sunny days too!

There is a lot of activity on our patio as preparations are being made for sod placement and garden spaces. The patio will also be getting a shaded area installed, and our gazebo will soon be accessible for residents to use. A glider swing that accommodates wheelchairs will be another feature added to our patio, thanks to a generous donation made to North Shore Living for our outdoor space.

At our recent “block parties”, we asked residents and families to bring in their favorite recipes to share. We will be collecting these for our North Shore Living Resident Cookbook, and of course trying them out. This month we will be making Joyce Hagen’s famous chocolate chip cookies. I’m sure they will disappear quickly, as residents and staff are always eager to taste what’s been cooking in our kitchen!

The July birthday party will be held on Wednesday July 10th at 3:00 p.m., and this month we have a lot of birthdays to celebrate! We will honor Delores Saethre, Eleanor Sjoberg, Iris Shepard, Bill Lyght, Harold Husby, Ken Lacey, Elizabeth Pearson, and Charles Norman. Doug Sanders will once again join us to play our favorite tunes on the piano, and cake an ice cream will be served. Family and friends are welcome to join us in the celebration.

A Mexican-themed Happy Hour with Hilja is planned for July 16th. Margaritas and a taco snack will be served while enjoying some “south of the border” music and a fun game.

There will be plenty of music this month too. Myron Bursheim brings his folk music to North Shore Living most Sunday afternoons, and Susan Scherer will be playing piano for us most Wednesday afternoons in July. Harris Mills will be her on July 14th at 2:30 p.m. Amy Schmidt and family will be here on July 22nd at 2:00 p.m. We also welcome Portage Band on July 20th at 6:30 p.m. for a delightful evening of country music. Family and friends are invited to attend any of our music events.

Many thanks to the dedicated volunteers who continue to give their valuable time during these busy summer months!

For more information about volunteer opportunities at North Shore Health Care Center contact activity department at 387-3518.

Rose Hasegawa enjoyed a nice visit with our volunteer, Levi Axtell on June 12th when the residents were busy doing a community service craft project.

The residents enjoyed a sunny morning of planting fun when Great Expectations Kindergarteners brought flowers to plant in our flower boxes. 
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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.
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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.
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Monday June 10, 2019 - Digital Mammography Service

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

Monday June 3, 2019 - Dexascans in Radiology at NSH

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. 

Tuesday May 28, 2019 - North Shore Health is Offering Chemotherapy Services

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 May 20, 2019 - 24 Hour Ambulance Service Available

North Shore Health has ambulance services available 24/7. Providing pre-hospital medical services with both basic and advanced life support services. Please call 218-387-3040 for more information.

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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