Are you confused about Advanced Care Planning? Do you want to be more prepared in the event you are unable to make your own healthcare decisions? Please use this link https://www.munsonhealthcare.org/services/advance-care-planning/workshops to register for a workshop. MediLodge of Traverse City, in collaboration with Munson Medical Center, is providing opportunities for education about making healthcare decisions. If you have any questions in regards to Advanced Care Planning, please call our Social Worker, Lisa Teglas at 231-947-9511.
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Staff is helpful, thoughtful, and always attentive, very generous and go above and... read more
- Wayne Smith
"I want to take a moment to thank you for the marvelous job... read more
- Jim & Joane McIntyre
I chose this center because they are very nice people. The staff are... read more
Thank you for taking care of Philip during his stay at MediLodge. Thank... read more
I had really good care while I stayed at MediLodge of Traverse City!... read more
- Nancy B.
My stay at MediLodge of Traverse City has been lovely! Everyone is so... read more
- Neal B.
The cleanliness of this facility is outstanding. The meals are very good. In... read more
- John Holmes
Your therapy personnel is excellent and knowledgeable. Positive staff like yours brings about... read more
- Christine Ingrid Gran
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
I can’t say enough about the CENAs, nursing staff, therapists, plus all the... read more
- Elaine Olin
Staff is helpful, thoughtful, and always attentive, very generous and go above and beyond whenever I’ve needed or asked for anything. Physical therapy is the BEST! They are always helpful and professional. I’ve done so much better since I’ve been here.
Jim & Joane McIntyre
I want to take a moment to thank you for the marvelous job you all are doing caring for our son. Rarely do I visit when I find him alone, it seems someone is always in his room, attending to his needs, or just looking after things.
I chose this center because they are very nice people. The staff are friendly, and it’s a clean place. I really enjoyed myself being here.
Thank you for taking care of Philip during his stay at MediLodge. Thank you for your unconditional love towards him. You are very special. Your compassion and kindness will not be forgotten. Sincerely and with gratitude, Johnson family.
I had really good care while I stayed at MediLodge of Traverse City! The nurses are good, and whenever I needed help, the aids were there. The housekeeping team always kept my room shiny.
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.
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.
Christine Ingrid Gran
Your therapy personnel is excellent and knowledgeable. Positive staff like yours brings about pleasant, relaxed residents. I especially enjoyed the high ceilings and lots of windows in the Dining Room, set up like a restaurant. I would have liked a more Mediterranean style menu. I was impressed with the cleanliness of rooms; sanitation was evident. Residents were treated with respect no matter their condition — a happy, friendly atmosphere like a family. I was impressed with how far some staff drove and how long the team has worked there.
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
I can’t say enough about the CENAs, nursing staff, therapists, plus all the auxiliary staff. They were very supportive, helpful, and certainly caring. Thank you so much. Love you all. The room was very nice and comfortable. Housekeeping people did a good job. The dietician was so helpful. Thank you all. Bless Kasia, the person who cared about my emotions and mental feelings. I needed her. She kept me from falling apart!