How Seniors Can Stay Connected to Loved Ones This Holiday Season

We are approaching the holiday season! The stores are hustling and bustling with shoppers. Local communities are decked out in lights and cheer. The colder days are finally upon us. While this may be a joyous time for many, it can also be challenging for folks who have loved ones living far away. For seniors… Continue reading How Seniors Can Stay Connected to Loved Ones This Holiday Season

Importance of Continuing Education in Healthcare

Notre Dame Health Care and the Legacy of Educating for Life. Healthcare Professionals and Continuing Education. When we think of our healthcare professionals, such as doctors and nurses, we expect that they have undergone rigorous training to qualify them in providing the best care possible for our patients, residents and loved ones. We would be… Continue reading Importance of Continuing Education in Healthcare

Hospice vs. Palliative Care: What’s the Difference?

What should you know about the differences between Palliative Care & Hospice Care? What is Hospice Care? Hospice care is available to terminally ill patients and those who have been determined to have a life expectancy of less than six months. Hospice care is paid for by Medicare, private insurance, and state Medicaid programs. The… Continue reading Hospice vs. Palliative Care: What’s the Difference?

How Assisted Living Communities Can Help Prevent ER Visits

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five visits to hospital emergency rooms in the United States involve seniors 60 years and older. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these numbers may continue to increase among the elderly population. At Notre Dame du Lac Assisted Living Residence, we strive to offer a… Continue reading How Assisted Living Communities Can Help Prevent ER Visits

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month! Throughout the month, the American Heart Association (AHA) and other organizations reinforced the importance of heart health, the need for more research and efforts to ensure that millions of people enjoy longer and healthier lives. According to U.S. News and World Report’s HealthDay News (12/9/2020), heart disease is the leading cause… Continue reading Top 5 Tips to Prevent Heart Disease