Notre Dame Health Care Launches New Adult Palliative Care Program

A program giving more options to seriously ill patients The leadership of Notre Dame Health Care Center’s At Home division is excited to announce an expansion in their continuum of care by offering additional services through a new program, Notre Dame Palliative Care. The program provides care for adults living with serious illness at all… Continue reading Notre Dame Health Care Launches New Adult Palliative Care Program

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

The Importance of Self-Care

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

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?

Choosing the Right Community for Your Loved One

Sometimes the best next step is placement in an eldercare community. There are so many facilities to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to start. While eldercare communities can provide necessary assistance for activities such as housekeeping, meals, rehabilitation services, and skilled nursing care, there are many factors to consider when… Continue reading Choosing the Right Community for Your Loved One

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