Willowcrest Health Services Honored by Veterans

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Willowcrest Health Services in Oak Creek, WI was presented with an American flag from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11038 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 921. The Veterans honored the center during a ceremony attended by members of the Veterans’ families, staff from the center, as well as several residents. Interim Executive Director Sarah Beuth accepted the flag on behalf of Willowcrest. It is displayed in the dining room as a way to recognize the quality level of care read more

Three North Shore Centers Receive Five-Star Rating

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Three North Shore Healthcare centers have received a Five Star rating from CMS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Delavan Health Services in Delavan, WI, Meadow View Health Services, and Sheboygan Health Services, both in Sheboygan, WI, were all given the designation.

CMS considers Five Star nursing homes to have above average quality care. This is based on three separate categories:

Health Inspections

The health inspection rating contains information from the last three years read more

Hammond Health Services CNA Receives Shining Star Award

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North Shore Healthcare is proud to announce that Laurie Pittman, a CNA at Hammond Health Services received a 2018 Shining Star Award from Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA). Ms. Pittman, accompanied by her family and members of North Shore Healthcare, was honored at a ceremony held during the WHCA Fall Convention in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

WHCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing, protecting and advancing the interests of Wisconsin’s long-term and post-acute care read more

North Shore Recognizes Randolph Team on Survey Achievements

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North Shore Healthcare celebrated the success of Randolph Health Services on their third consecutive deficiency-free annual survey with a luncheon and recognition presentation. Many members of Randolph’s team and the North Shore support center attended the event that included live music, a catered lunch, and special presentations by North Shore’s CEO David Mills, COO Jim Palculict, and the center’s Executive Director JoAnn Evans.

Randolph Health Services achieved deficiency-free annual surveys read more

Randolph Health Services Receives Deficiency Free Annual Survey

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North Shore Healthcare is proud to announce that Randolph Health Services has received a deficiency free annual survey from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. This is the second year in a row they are deficiency free as a North Shore Healthcare center, and third in a row as a team. We would like to recognize executive director JoAnn Evans and her entire staff for this outstanding achievement.

About Annual Surveys

The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) of the Wisconsin read more

The Benefits of Fusing Academia into Senior Care

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“In long term and post-acute care (LT/PAC), innovation will happen as providers begin to embrace fusion with well-deserving collaborators.”

Recently, many long-term care facilities have been incorporating education into their senior care. When long term care facilities team up with colleges, and education is fused into senior living facilities, it creates a system that is passionate, state of the art, and very effective. When seniors undergo a surgery in such a setting they experience read more

Speech Pathology is Proven to Improve Quality of Life in Nursing Home Residents.

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Many residents in nursing homes and long-term care have limited speech or develop communicative problems. When a resident is set up with a speech pathologist, put on a care plan, and commits to their plan, they have the opportunity to improve their quality of life through their improved relationships, improved communication to express their needs, and a better sense of self. Nursing homes strive to help each resident attain their highest level of functional ability, and this includes restorative read more

Improving the lives of those with Alzheimer’s

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By Lexi Russell

Post-Acute and Long Term Care facilities have the opportunity to improve the lives of their residents with Alzheimer’s Disease. Though Alzheimer’s has no known cure, the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s can be improved through programs, attention, consistency, and many other factors.

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. In the month of November, we make a special push to teach about Alzheimer’s, and we work to bring to light the measures that read more

How Post-Acute and Long-Term Centers Care for Mental Health

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“All aspects of care and services in a long-term or post-acute center can contribute to overall well-being, including physical, mental, and social health.” (Huaiquil, 2017)

Long-term and post-acute facilities are increasingly having to combat mental health issues in residents. Providers play an enormous role in the mental health of individuals, and, as such, must be up to date and practiced in the most successful means of caring for these residents.

Care centers strive to provide the care and read more