I have stayed here twice in the past two years. Both times for... read more
- Linda Woodward
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
My stay here was even better than last year. The staff works as... read more
- Bob Read
When my sister was admitted, she really took to David, who was a... read more
- Karl G.
I had really good care while I stayed at MediLodge of Traverse City!... read more
- Nancy B.
This was a very positive experience. The nurses and cenas were attentive and... read more
- Thomas C.
I was very happy with the care and staff. I would come back... read more
- Joyce Niendorf
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
"Personality, care giving, kindness, patience and determination are only a few adjectives that... read more
- Donald Lund, patient
I have stayed here twice in the past two years. Both times for rehabilitation. I have found everything that I was looking for, and the staff is excellent. Everything has met my standards, and I would recommend anyone to come and stay. Great staff, good food, crafts, Bingo, etc. I could go on. Just come and check it out for yourself.
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
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.
When my sister was admitted, she really took to David, who was a Tigers fan like her. She also loved the visits from facility dogs and ducks. Joann and Laurissa were so loving and kind to her as well. Everyone is so kind and positive in the center! When she was in the hospital, and the doctors needed to call to ask some questions, they said they could also tell how cared for she was at the center. This place is very special.
I had really good care while I stayed at MediLodge of Traverse City! The nurses are good, and whenever I needed help, the aids were there. The housekeeping team always kept my room shiny.
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.
I was very happy with the care and staff. I would come back again. My stay was pleasant and full of good thoughts.
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!
Donald Lund, patient
"Personality, care giving, kindness, patience and determination are only a few adjectives that describe most nurses aides and therapists at the Traverse City facility. When I look back to just 3 weeks ago of how my limbs and body were when I entered the doors of Traverse City, I was very weak and hardly able to do anything for myself. But with the support of the rehabilitation program and the supervision of all the staff, I have a much better outlook about myself. I feel ready to care for myself for the most part, therefore going home to continue my rehab program and get stronger as life continues on."