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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


 

News

Monday October 11, 2021 - North Shore Health has a Digital Mammography Machine

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.

Friday October 8, 2021 - Dr. Lucarelli from St Luke's will be seeing patients at North Shore Health



Dr. Lucarelli will be at
North Shore Health on:
November 19, 2021
December 10, 2021
Call St. Luke’s Surgical Associates

at 218.249.6050
for additional dates in 2022


Patients who have pain or concerns that may lead to general surgery can set up a consultation.
Dr. Lucarelli treats the following:
Hernias
· Tumors
· Gallbladder issues
· Cancer
· Intestinal pain
· Skin and soft tissue concerns
· Breast disease
· Endocrine system issues
· Abdominal and gastrointestinal issues
Minor wounds
He is accepting new patients and no referral is required.

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Monday October 4, 2021 - October Newsletter from North Shore Living


September swept by here at North Shore Living.
We spent as much time as possible out on the patio whether we were reading a book, having a tea party with fresh baked butter braids, playing a game, breathing in fresh air and listening to nature or simply taking a nap.
Rocks,

Trees and Activities

We enjoyed spending an afternoon with LaVona Czaplicki making rock art on the 14th. It was very fun and simple. Anyone could do this project, be creative, perhaps get a little unruly and maybe some of you will end up with a Christmas present? Mark Quello took us on a maple leaf tour on the AEOA bus on September 17th. It was good to get out and enjoy the sunshine and see some fall splendor.
Rosenthal, who used to be my boss when I stated in Activities, has come back on as a casual employee and has brought new needed ideas and energy to our home. Residents have started a weekly Chicken Foot Dominoes club. It has had a good turn out and keeps residents occupied well into the afternoon. A group of ladies gathered to make a polar fleece baby blanket on the 21rst for our monthly community service project. These blankets are given to a women’s shelter in Duluth. We had a good time chatting, drinking coffee and eating Girl Scout cookies while adorning our baby blanket.

Happy Hour, Hang Man, Pizza and Pop
One thing our residents get a hankering for is pizza. We do have pizza, but just maybe not enough. We had pop served in wine glasses because why not and pizza. We always have a themed hangman game and on the 24th it had to do with pizza. Joyce was quick witted coming up with Tombstone with only one letter on the board. Some weird toppings we found were baked potato and Sven and Ole’s Lutefisk. The puzzle that got everyone stumped was UFFDA.
Our bean bidding auction, which is always a highlight and quite competitive was a huge success. Family members and staff donated candy, cracker jacks, chocolate, jewelry, puzzles, knick knacks, scarves, blankets, trinkets and so much more. The generosity we have at North Shore Health and in our community is overwhelming. Each resident who wanted to play were given 50 beans to bid with. Iris Shepard helped bag the beans. While counting out the beans Iris asked why we couldn’t just do one bag and weigh the rest? Well this would be a good idea if each bean weighed the same. Can you imagine having 40-60 beans in your bag instead of the exact 50?

Birthdays and Passing’s
Our friend Judy Norvell passed away on September 13th. She was always one busy lady. She loved sports, sweets, pets, her family and Jesus. She will be missed. Tom Hedstrom and Fern Lovaas celebrated their birthdays with a tasty treat baked by Sharon Bloomquist with piano music by Doug Sanders.

Tom Hedstrom is our Spotlight of the month.
Tom was born On September 17th, 1943 in Duluth, MN to Andy and Hildur Hedstrom. A man of few words it was hard to get something to write about. Pretty much whatever question I asked Tom would say something like …”Aw, not much” and leave it at that. He is the oldest of 4 children. He grew up on Maple Hill up there in what is now Howard’s house. Something fun Tom did as a child was “Aw….nothing.” I coaxed him a little bit and then got a few fun stories from him. He liked sharing tree forts with his brothers. One brother had a tree fort on one side of the trees and the other brother had a tree fort on the other side. There wasn’t kindergarten when Tom started school. He went to first grade in 1950 where Steve Carlson currently lives. There were 4 rooms he recalls. Grades 1-3 were in one room and 4-6 were in another room. The next year he went to school down town.
Tom graduated from CCHS. His dad and Howard Massie, who were both on the school board signed his diploma. Tome seemed proud of that. Tom worked at the family lumber company doing this and that. Tom loves to go to the Hub and play cribbage which he still does every Thursday. I’ve played a number of games with him over the years and I can never figure out what cards he has in his hand and for sure don’t ever pair him while pegging as you won’t come out ahead. Most of the time he seems to beat you at this game. He’s a sly one that Tom. Tom also plays a lot of solitaire and he loves computer games.
Tom has traveled to California, Florida, Arizona, and Canada. He has gone on many adventures with the Senior Center. Tom said he has pretty much done everything he has wanted. I asked Tom what is something he enjoys about being at North Shore Living Tom said, “There is always something to do.”

There is always something to do!
You can always Skype or FaceTIme with a resident and read them a story
Of course things can change just like the wind, but as today you can
• Visit your family and friends at North Shore Living in the multi-purpose room by calling the hospital at 387-3040 ex 0. Please make arrangements by calling at least the day before.
• To find out more about becoming an Essential Caregiver please call Robert at 387-3799.
• You may take your friend/family member out on a drive or out to lunch. Please call
387-3264 two hours in advance so we can help get your resident ready for the outing.
• You can FaceTime, Skype, Zoom by calling the Activity department at 387-3518.

•To become an Activity volunteer please call Lisa at 387-3518.

Once again thank you so much to our fantastic volunteers for all your dedication and to all staff who have given so generously.
Life is too short. Go out and spend time in the rocks and trees and do some activities with friends and family. Until next month. Stay safe and enjoy!


Patio-Enjoying some last days of summer


Fall leaf bus tour


Tom Hedstrom-Spotlight of the month
 

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Monday October 4, 2021 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  North Shore Health is reminding the public that screening digital mammography services can be set up through a self referral. Please call 387-3040 for more information.

Monday September 27, 2021 - Cardiac Rehab at North Shore Health

Referrals are accepted for cardiac rehab at North Shore Health.  Cardiac rehab is staffed by a registered nurse.  Hours are Mon, Wed, Thu 8-noon or by appointment.  Call 387-3040

Monday September 20, 2021 - Out Patient Physical Therapy at North Shore Health

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 September 13, 2021 - Ambulance Services available at North Shore Health

 

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.

Tuesday September 7, 2021 - North Shore Health

Tuesday September 7, 2021 - Cardiac Rehab at North Shore Health

Referrals are accepted for cardiac rehab at North Shore Health.  Cardiac rehab is staffed by a registered nurse.  Hours are Mon, Wed, Thu 8-noon or by appointment.  Call 387-3040

Thursday September 2, 2021 - September Newsletter from North Shore Living


How do I even…………

It is hometown month here at the Care Center. How do I even start with how thankful we are for our volunteers? Doug Sanders, Chet Lindskog, Diane Nowers, Sharon Brenner, Kay Rosenthal, Linda Harsdorf, Lorri Peterson, Dick

Bockovich, Anne Brataas, Barb Wright, Barb Heideman, Duane Hasegawa, William Strand and Mark Dittmanson to name a few continuously bring their joy and enthusiasm into North Shore Living. We are enjoying seeing new and returning faces in our lives.

Olympic Finale’
August found us finishing up North Shore Living Olympics. One of our last events was the minnow race. Linda Johnson and her minnow Killer swam in for the big win. When asked about their training methods Linda said with a laugh that there weren’t any. She threatened Killer if he didn’t win she would use him for bait. I guess he took that threat seriously. As we added up our scores from two weeks of fun-filled events Tom Hedstrom took top honors` with the gold, Linda Johnson came in with the silver and Nadine Abel took home the bronze.

People and Projects
Enjoying fish burgers during Fisherman’s Picnic, watching the parade, playing Bingo, getting manicures and playing balloon volleyball kept us busy. To get in on State Fair festivities we guessed the weight of a ginormous zucchini grown by Diane Nowers. Bob Haring was the winning guess with 3 pounds 8 ounces. The zucchini weighed in at 4 pounds 3 ounces. Guesses were anywhere from three and a half pounds up to 120 pounds. Can you imagine how many zucchini pickles we could make with a 120 pounder!


Bill Butz, Donna Anderson and Bob Haring celebrated their birthdays on Wednesday the 11th. Live music filled the room and homemade pineapple upside down cake was enjoyed. Several ladies came together on Tuesday the 17th to complete another baby blanket for our Baby Blessings community service project. Sadly our friend Bobbie Bockovich departed our company by going home and meeting Jesus. Bobbie loved snuggling dogs, playing games, doing puzzles and spending time with her family and friends. I’ve known Bobbie my whole life and she was always a joy to be around. We shall miss her smile and friendliness.

We would like to welcome Meghan Gustafson, our new beautician. Meghan is coming to us from three hours away to help us be more beautiful than we already are. Meghan has named our beauty salon Golden Looks and we sure are looking better these days.
According to the Perk bananas….

Contain a lot of potassium, are radioactive, attract bees, give you energy and can whiten your teeth. Yes, supposedly bananas can whiten your teeth. To make this work, start with a barely-ripe, slightly-green banana, and peel off the skin. Since the skin on a slightly green banana is also loaded with potassium, you can take a small piece and rub it all over your teeth for a couple of minutes before you brush them. The soft stuff on the inside of your skin should come off on your teeth, and the rubbing action will help it get inside the cracks—you want to cover as much of your teeth as possible. After two minutes, you can brush your teeth as normal, and after about two weeks, your teeth should start to dazzle! Would anyone like to do a before and after and report their results to us?

Ways to be involved
Of course things can change just like the wind, but as of today you can
Visit your family and friends at North Shore Living in the multi-purpose room by calling the hospital at 387-3040 ex 0. Please make arrangements by calling at least the day before.
To find out more about becoming an Essential Caregiver please call Robert at 387-3799.
You may take your friend/family member out on a drive or out to lunch. Please call
387-3264 two hours in advance so we can help get your resident ready for the outing.
You can FaceTime, Skype, Zoom by calling the Activity department at 387-3518.
To become an Activity volunteer please call Lisa at 387-3518.

I overheard some of our residents the other day saying how great of a place this is because they don’t have to cook or clean or do the dishes. Another lady today as we were clearing our cards after a round of Bingo says, “Gosh this is the hardest I’ve worked all day”.

Once again I would like to thank all of our fantastic volunteers past and present. We are still looking for volunteers. This can be something like calling in and reading to a resident via FaceTime or Skype to making cakes or cookies to cleaning our bird aviary to simply sitting and spending time with a resident. This is a great place to be.

Have a wonderful fall filled month and go eat a banana.





Minnow races "Off to the races"


"Oldies and goodies"

 

 

 

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