As the holiday season envelopes us, we are reminded of the closely held traditions and celebrations that are so meaningful to us. And while we are not quite back to the way things were before the pandemic, we DO have so much to be thankful for. Because of COVID restrictions, last year our residents had… Continue reading What’s Cooking? Tasty Holiday Traditions at our Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Center Make Lasting Memories
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
As quickly as the leaves have changed colors, the temperatures are changing too! Before you know it, you’ll be trading in your light autumn cardigan for a heavy winter coat. Yes, that’s right! Winter will be here before you know it and it’s important to make sure your loved ones, particularly seniors, are well prepared… Continue reading How to Prepare Seniors for the Winter
As the affects of the COVID-19 Pandemic continue, many of us have taken the opportunity to reflect on the things (and people) that are most important to us. And more of us have come to understand the importance of self-care and how it affects our overall well-being. In fact, September is recognized as the month… Continue reading The Importance of Self-Care
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
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?
Days are brighter. Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Better health is in the air! After a long cold winter, there are many reasons to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. In fact, there are proven health benefits that give us even more reason to rejoice and bask in the sunshine. For example, getting outside… Continue reading Brighter Days, Better Health
We are honored to be recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation and their Tree Campus Healthcare Program. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur recently featured this wonderful news in their April 2021 Newsletter. Please view our full page article on page 2.
“Take a Hope Inventory” At every holiday season, we usually take an inventory. The holiday box gets pulled out and we see if we have what we need for the coming celebration. If you haven’t already, you will pull out the “Easter” box to take inventory, linens, decorations, baskets, straw, the Paas egg coloring, etc.… Continue reading Easter Devotional 2021
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