My name is Peggy G. and I especially want to say “Thank You”... read more
- Peggy G
The staff at MediLodge of Traverse City have done so much for my... read more
My stay at MediLodge of Traverse City has been lovely! Everyone is so... read more
- Neal B.
I was very happy with the care and staff. I would come back... read more
- Joyce Niendorf
"The commitment to quality designated by this award is a key first step... read more
- Bruce Yarwood
The cleanliness of this facility is outstanding. The meals are very good. In... read more
- John Holmes
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
The staff at MediLodge of Traverse City treat me with respect. I love... read more
- Claire L.
When my sister was admitted, she really took to David, who was a... read more
- Karl G.
The folks here at Medilodge of Traverse City have been pretty quick to... read more
- Abe Ferris
My name is Peggy G. and I especially want to say “Thank You” for all your kindnesses in the first days of my stay at MediLodge of Traverse City. I truly appreciate all you do! You also tended to my gluten intolerance with so much compassion, which brought me peace of mind. Please extend my heartfelt thanks to all the staff who cared for me at MediLodge of Traverse City. I hope you all continue to bless more families. I am truly blessed to have come to MediLodge of Traverse City for rehabilitation. I look forward to continuing my work out at the YMCA with my husband. You all have inspired me.
The staff at MediLodge of Traverse City have done so much for my husband. The staff are compassionate, caring and just a burst of energy. No one has to prompt them with what to do, they just do it because they love their patients. The place is never dirty, and the staff are truly just lovely people. Even though I can’t get up there to see my husband right now, I know he’s safe. They help me to speak to him on the phone and I can hear him laughing and having a good time. Every facility should be held to the standard this one runs by. Some special recognition for Tina, Martha, Becky, Lorissa, Kasia, Barb and Sonja who go above and beyond!
My stay at MediLodge of Traverse City has been lovely! Everyone is so nice. The nurses make sure they are attentive to my pain and I appreciate that.
I was very happy with the care and staff. I would come back again. My stay was pleasant and full of good thoughts.
The commitment to quality designated by this award is a key first step to developing systematic, sustainable, person-centered care and services. We congratulate all of our 2010 winners on this prestigious achievement.
The cleanliness of this facility is outstanding. The meals are very good. In house laundry is organized and excellent. Residents are entertained daily. Barb Morgan is an excellent queen of entertainment. Physical therapy is outstanding and very thorough. Family and friends visiting are welcomed and treated as guests.
Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
Dear MediLodge Staff,
We’d like to express our deepest gratitude to the entire team at MediLodge of Traverse City. For the past four years our mother, Irene Senkiw, had lived there, and it was the best decision that we ever made regarding her care. We’re sad to say that she passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018.
Irene was diagnosed with dementia in 2011 and had resided at another nursing home in the Detroit area. At that location, she was mistreated by staff and other residents and was so unhappy. She would say “No! I’m not going in there!”, and would beg us not to take her back inside at the end of an outing. As a family, it was so stressful and sad for us to leave our mom somewhere where she wasn’t happy.
However, all of that changed when we moved her to MediLodge of Traverse City (formerly Tendercare) in 2014. Her husband had passed away, so she came north to be near her youngest daughter, Carol, who could oversee her care. As a resident, she was treated as so much more than a patient, she was more like a family member. It could have been devastating for Irene to move far away from the community and family she knew, but that was not the case at all. Soon the residents and staff at her new home were like a family to here. There was a familiar daily routine in which she could participate or there was the flexibility to move to her own rhythm as her body and mind changed with the progression of the dementia. You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a quality of life that we didn’t know could be possible in a skilled nursing facility.
Whenever we would return from an outing for the day, she would say, “Oh yes, I’ve been here before. It is very clean.” She took comfort in the familiar surroundings and welcoming faces when we came inside. We were always greeted by, “Well, hello Irene! How was your afternoon?” or “How nice to see you!”. She enjoyed the daily meals and activities, parties, music, hand massage, and manicures and the tender loving care she received every day. As her family, we could see that she was happy there. Even though she couldn’t tell us directly, it was reflected in her spirit, her smile, and her health.
So, we give you a great big “Thank You!” to every nurse, CNA, physician, physical therapist, recreation therapist, kitchen staff, laundry staff, sanitation staff, administrative staff, drivers, volunteers, and everyone who made her health and joy possible. Thank you for all of the long hours, late nights, double shifts, weekends and holidays that you spend there. We noticed every one of them and are grateful that you take such pride in your profession.
In much gratitude,
Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
Children of Irene Senkiw
The staff at MediLodge of Traverse City treat me with respect. I love them all! Holly and Beth have especially been great to me. The food here is wonderful too!
When my sister was admitted, she really took to David, who was a Tigers fan like her. She also loved the visits from facility dogs and ducks. Joann and Laurissa were so loving and kind to her as well. Everyone is so kind and positive in the center! When she was in the hospital, and the doctors needed to call to ask some questions, they said they could also tell how cared for she was at the center. This place is very special.
The folks here at Medilodge of Traverse City have been pretty quick to help me. The food has been really good. I would suggest having more fresh fruit like blueberries, bananas, strawberries, and apples. The staff is friendly and kind. The facility is clean and it’s nice and warm here!