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
I have been a patient here for 30 days and would like to... read more
- Judy Hoeme
The folks here at Medilodge of Traverse City have been pretty quick to... read more
- Abe Ferris
To all the staff: Our heartfelt thanks for your tender care of mom... read more
Dad was very pleased with his 90 days spent at Medilodge. He was... read more
- Ronald Bowen
"The commitment to quality designated by this award is a key first step... read more
- Bruce Yarwood
I am married and my husband Alvin is here too at MediLodge of... read more
- Marie Eichenberg
My stay was so great! My husband is in here at Memory Care... read more
- Jean Arnold
I believe the care was wonderful at Medilodge of TC in every way. ... read more
- Anonymous Veteran
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
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.
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!
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.
Dad was very pleased with his 90 days spent at Medilodge. He was recovering from a stroke and was pleased that they did everything possible to make his life easier and allow for recovery. He felt that staff treated everyone like family and real friendships were formed while he was there.
The commitment to quality designated by this award is a key first step to developing systematic, sustainable, person-centered care and services. We congratulate all of our 2010 winners on this prestigious achievement.
I am married and my husband Alvin is here too at MediLodge of Traverse City. Your staff has been very friendly and accommodated our stay here. Everyone is very friendly and joyful. It has been a good experience being 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.
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