I can’t say enough about the CENAs, nursing staff, therapists, plus all the... read more
- Elaine Olin
The cleanliness of this facility is outstanding. The meals are very good. In... read more
- John Holmes
MediLodge of Traverse City: I wish I could thank every one of you... read more
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
This facility met my every need. Everyone was so friendly. It’s clean, and... read more
- Darlene Dean
"We would like to thank you so much for the excellent care that... read more
- Armstead Family Members
To all the staff: Our heartfelt thanks for your tender care of mom... read more
If I ever need to go into rehab again, I would come here... read more
- Janet Lashbrook & Family
I have good care here, and like most everyone, I want to give... read more
- Denise Schroeter
The staff at MediLodge of Traverse City have done so much for my... read more
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!
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.
MediLodge of Traverse City:
I wish I could thank every one of you for all that you did for my mother. She always seemed so happy to be there. I love the book, and will treasure it always. Thank you so much for everything.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have good care here, and like most everyone, I want to give Barb and Kasia a special thanks for making me feel comfortable and used to being here. I want to come back and visit every one of my friends. The food is excellent; also, thanks to the kitchen staff. I will miss you all, but I am looking forward to being back on my own. Keith is helping me; I hope it’s soon.
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!