Notre Dame Health Care Named 2022 Hospice Honors Recipient

Notre Dame Health Care’s Hospice and Palliative Care Division, has been named a 2022 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) surveys and advanced analytics. Only seven Massachusetts’ facilities earned the prestigious award with Notre Dame Health Care being the only… Continue reading Notre Dame Health Care Named 2022 Hospice Honors Recipient

Health Care Decisions – An Important Conversation

During the month of April, many healthcare providers and caregivers take the opportunity to recognize the importance of education to empower patients to make their wishes known regarding their health care, and for healthcare providers and caregivers to understand the importance of honoring their choices. We don’t always know when our own health or the… Continue reading Health Care Decisions – An Important Conversation

Social Workers Play a Key Role in the Resident, Patient and Family Experience at Notre Dame Health Care

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”            -Mother Theresa In honor of March being Social Work Month, we wanted to take the time to highlight how the social workers here on our campus play a large role in helping to provide what is known as… Continue reading Social Workers Play a Key Role in the Resident, Patient and Family Experience at Notre Dame Health Care

Thoughts on Giving Up Chocolate and Other Spiritual Lenten Practices

A personal reflectionby MariAnn Paladino So, for me it all started with me giving up chocolate for Lent as a kid. It made me appreciate that Easter basket filled with chocolate, new dress, coat, and pocketbook on Easter morning even more! Thankfully, I have grown since that time and have developed better Lenten practices that… Continue reading Thoughts on Giving Up Chocolate and Other Spiritual Lenten Practices

Notre Dame Palliative Care Program Featured in Hospice News

From Hospice News Notre Dame Health Care Center’s At Home division has launched a new palliative care program that will expand the company’s reach across central Massachusetts. Hospice News recently connected with Executive Director Susan Keefe of the At Home Division, who said that the move followed lessons learned from the implementation of a pediatric… Continue reading Notre Dame Palliative Care Program Featured in Hospice News

Living with Serious Illness

According to a study done by the RAND Corporation, approximately sixty percent of Americans live with at least one chronic illness. At Notre Dame Health Care, we know and understand the struggles that come from living with a serious illness. From ongoing treatments, stress, and pain to the loss of self-worth. The struggle for daily… Continue reading Living with Serious Illness

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