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Skilled Nursing for Long Term Care

Notre Dame Long Term Care and Rehabilitation Center offers quality care in a warm, home-like environment that is anchored in spirituality and delivered by a team of caring, compassionate, and dedicated staff who embrace a resident-focused philosophy of mind, body, and spirit.

Care Approach

At Notre Dame Long Term Care, residents truly experience 360-degrees of caring. This is done through care that is individualized, holistic and pastoral.

Carol Kapolka, MSM, LNHA, Administrator/Executive Director
The Joint Commission seal of National Quality Approval

Notre Dame Health Care awarded Nursing Care Center Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Worcester, MA – Notre Dame Health Care has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization's commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.


Individualized, Holistic Care

Notre Dame Long Term Care’s person-centered care endeavors to maximize the well-being and quality of life for each resident.

Upon admission, each resident meets with a multi-disciplinary team to creates a care plan that covers specific areas of need for each individual, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, therapeutic recreational programs, skilled nursing, spiritual care and medically related social services. An electronic medical record system ensures that every team member knows the resident’s history, list of medications, diagnoses, and treatment plan.

Holistic care is provided utilizing a primary care model comprised of a geriatrician/medical internist and nurse practitioners. The Center also provides specialists who manage dental, optical, hearing and podiatry care needs. A geriatric psychiatrist, specialized nurse practitioner and counselor are available to address emotional health and well-being.

End-of-Life Care ensures maximum physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort during the final stages of life.


Pastoral Care

Spiritual wellbeing is as important as physical well-being. Every day after breakfast, the day begins with Mass and “good words” from Saint Julie, which set the tone for the day. For residents who wish to participate, the Rosary is recited after daily mass.

Pastoral care is also an integral part of our internal team. Each day, our Department Head Team meeting begins with a spiritual reflection of encouragement and prayer.

Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy we have held a Holy Hour for Peace and Eucharistic Adoration every Monday afternoon. The Sacrament of the Sick is available daily, as needed, and a service for the Sacrament of the Sick is held twice a year. Other spiritual and religious services are provided with a goal to meet all the faith traditions of our residents.

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