Notre Dame Health System
Continuum of care—it’s a phrase that the Notre Dame Health System uses often, and with good reason. It’s one of the best, most accurate ways to convey the breadth of the spectrum of care the post-acute healthcare ministry provides to patients from all walks of life in the Greater New Orleans Community for more than 40 years—all sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The continuum includes independent and assisted living services, skilled nursing, home health, private duty home care, Medicaid waiver services and more. These services are provided through a range of health care centers, including Chateau de Notre Dame, Wynhoven Health Care Center, Our Lady of Wisdom, Notre Dame Home Health, Notre Dame Hospice and Notre Dame Home Care.
Notre Dame Hospice service began in 2010 with a license originally owned by Slidell Memorial Hospital. It has grown into a comfort care hospice service for patience for whom curative care is no longer an option. They work with people suffering from terminal illness with a life expectancy of fewer than six months.
The emphasis in any Notre Dame Health System service is the patient. Patient-centered care, delivered dependent on patient need, helps provide patients and their families with choices that support quality of care and quality of life in the least restrictive environment possible. Now, as baby boomers live healthier and longer, the health system is in an ideal position to provide services for the lowest cost to the large generation as they continue to age.