You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
I really enjoyed myself and the staff. They were all very friendly and helpful. I’ve... read more
- Brenda M
To all the staff: Our heartfelt thanks for your tender care of mom... read more
I would like people to know that I received the BEST CARE I... read more
- Rodney Clark Westphal
Nurses and staff were very nice to me during my stay. Physical therapy... read more
- John Richardson
The folks here at Medilodge of Traverse City have been pretty quick to... read more
- Abe Ferris
My stay was so great! My husband is in here at Memory Care... read more
- Jean Arnold
This was a very positive experience. The nurses and cenas were attentive and... read more
- Thomas C.
Staff is helpful, thoughtful, and always attentive, very generous and go above and... read more
- Wayne Smith
My stay here was even better than last year. The staff works as... read more
- Bob Read
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 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.
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.
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.
Nurses and staff were very nice to me during my stay. Physical therapy worked well with me for rehab.
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!
My stay was so great! My husband is in here at Memory Care and I have come to know many of the people that work here. They all love him and me. I got sick and had to come to rehab; but all was wonderful. I was able to visit with my husband while I was here.
This was a very positive experience. The nurses and CNAs were attentive and helpful. The therapists made the workouts fun. The food was tasty and plentiful. We especially loved Kasia – such a sweet person! The only suggestion is the larger name tags for the staff.
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.
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.