The cleanliness of this facility is outstanding. The meals are very good. In... read more
- John Holmes
I would like people to know that I received the BEST CARE I... read more
- Rodney Clark Westphal
If I ever need to go into rehab again, I would come here... read more
- Janet Lashbrook & Family
The staff at MediLodge of Traverse City treat me with respect. I love... read more
- Claire L.
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
Lydia was there for me from the moment I stepped into MediLodge. I... read more
"I want to take a moment to thank you for the marvelous job... read more
- Jim & Joane McIntyre
This facility met my every need. Everyone was so friendly. It’s clean, and... read more
- Darlene Dean
I believe the care was wonderful at Medilodge of TC in every way. ... read more
- Anonymous Veteran
My stay here was even better than last year. The staff works as... read more
- Bob Read
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.
Rodney Clark Westphal
I would like people to know that I received the BEST CARE I could have ever imagined at MediLodge of Traverse City. The staff was phenomenal in the way they acted and treated me there. They were always there to help and do anything possible to make your life as comfortable as they possibly could. They also need to be commended on their empathy and compassion when it came to be treated there. Yes, I would recommend Traverse City MediLodge to anyone who needs health care.
Janet Lashbrook & Family
MediLodge of Traverse City was a very enjoyable place to be to help in my recovery from surgery on my back. The nurses and people were awesome. The staff in Therapy were just awesome. I have had the best care here that I could ever ask for. You guys are all awesome! If I ever need to go into rehab again, I would come here before anywhere else. Thank you all so much.
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!
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
Lydia was there for me from the moment I stepped into MediLodge. I also saw her doing things for other patients whenever they needed. Time and time again she was right there for me at the best moments to brighten my day.
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.
This facility met my every need. Everyone was so friendly. It’s clean, and the food is good. After a few days, I got to know the CENAs, and I like the laughter and comfortable home feeling. I shared a room with Linny, and when I leave, I will have a corner of my heart where she will always stay. The doctor, nurses, and staff all looked after me. I would recommend this place to anyone.
I believe the care was wonderful at Medilodge of TC in every way. Very good support by everyone there. The staff is very supportive and polite. They go out of their way to accommodate the patient’s requests. My husband even liked the food with more than a few choices. The rehabilitation exercises were a miracle for my husband
My stay here was even better than last year. The staff works as one cohesive unit with the sole purpose of making sure the patient is the most important person here — my compliments.