This place is very clean and the staff is very friendly. The food... read more
- Martha P, Penny J, and Larry E.
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
"Personality, care giving, kindness, patience and determination are only a few adjectives that... read more
- Donald Lund, patient
Nurses and staff were very nice to me during my stay. Physical therapy... read more
- John Richardson
I would like people to know that I received the BEST CARE I... read more
- Rodney Clark Westphal
I was very happy with the care and staff. I would come back... read more
- Joyce Niendorf
The family of Jack Kratky wanted to thank you for your kindness, care,... read more
This was a very positive experience. The nurses and cenas were attentive and... read more
- Thomas C.
I have been a patient here for 30 days and would like to... read more
- Judy Hoeme
“When I got here, I could sense my freedom would come from here. ... read more
Martha P, Penny J, and Larry E.
This place is very clean and the staff is very friendly.The food was very well prepared.Therapy was very helpful and full of jokes and smiles. Our family felt that our mother got awesome care.We would recommend this facility to friends and family to care for their loved ones.
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
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."
Nurses and staff were very nice to me during my stay. Physical therapy worked well with me for rehab.
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.
I was very happy with the care and staff. I would come back again. My stay was pleasant and full of good thoughts.
The family of Jack Kratky wanted to thank you for your kindness, care, compassion and friendship you gave Jack during the last years of his life. The old saying “it takes a village” truly rings true with all the positive interactions you all provided him. All those hugs meant so much to him. Keep up the great work!
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 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.
“When I got here, I could sense my freedom would come from here. They valued my opinion and preferences with my care and condition. The staff are truly here to help people. The nurses and caregivers are amazing. The therapists all have kind hearts and do their work while happy and smiling. Two thumbs up! They all did a great job and this has been a great experience." -Rich F.