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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.

News & Events

News

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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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.
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