Your therapy personnel is excellent and knowledgeable. Positive staff like yours brings about... read more
- Christine Ingrid Gran
To all the staff: Our heartfelt thanks for your tender care of mom... read more
I would like to thank all the great staff here at MediLodge. All... read more
- Jason Crawford
I really enjoyed myself and the staff. They were all very friendly and helpful. I’ve... read more
- Brenda M
I have been a patient here for 30 days and would like to... read more
- Judy Hoeme
My name is Peggy G. and I especially want to say “Thank You”... read more
- Peggy G
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
"We would like to thank you so much for the excellent care that... read more
- Armstead Family Members
I chose this center because they are very nice people. The staff are... read more
The staff at MediLodge of Traverse City have done so much for my... read more
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.
To all the staff: Our heartfelt thanks for your tender care of mom during the last weeks of her life. The kindness shown by the staff was a great comfort to her, and to us, knowing that she was being well cared for. May you continue to bless others with your good work.
I would like to thank all the great staff here at MediLodge. All the fun, joking around, and fun times made things a lot better in a bad situation. I want to thank everyone for letting me hang out at the nurse’s station for company. Thank you to the cooks for good food! A special thanks to certain people who really helped me out: Barb, Resident Advocate, for helping to make sure my clothes got back to me. Also, Dena, nurse, Tina and Briyanne and Bobbie, CNA’s, who, when I felt really depressed would just talk to me and joke with me and really bring me out of it, and cheer me up. Thank you!
I will miss you all.
I really enjoyed myself and the staff. They were all very friendly and helpful. I’ve been here before from May – July. When I was told I needed physical therapy again, I told them that I wanted to come back to Medilodge of Traverse City.
I have been a patient here for 30 days and would like to thank each and every one of you. You have not only taken care of my medical needs but my physical therapy as well. The staff is always in a good mood and very important to the patients as well. Today I am being discharged and I’ll miss all of you very much. Thank you.
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.
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
Armstead Family Members
We would like to thank you so much for the excellent care that you provide to our Mother. Daily, you treat her with loving care and respect. Not only do you attend to her physical needs, but you are attentive to her emotional concerns as well. we can truly say that she has never been treated as an ill person, but rather as a person with an illness. You put the dignity of the person on an equal plane with the illness. From bathing to dressing to speech therapy to eating, she is always listened to and her concerns are addressed. Each time we have spoken with you, you have been on top of the issue. Even when some items take time, you continually pursue what is best for our Mom. There is so much you do with compassion and respect. You truly do provide tender care both physically and emotionally.
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.
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!