And, the beat goes on! And it did for over a half hour as residents of MediLodge of Traverse City were engaged by the Drummer on the Cajon, a box drum. Everyone had an instrument to keep the beat going. It was so much fun along with the jingler who danced around. Another fun activity beheld with these precious folks. Come drum with us every Friday at 11:00 am. We’ll welcome you into our circle and you can hear the beat go on too!!
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"I want to take a moment to thank you for the marvelous job... read more
- Jim & Joane McIntyre
My stay was so great! My husband is in here at Memory Care... read more
- Jean Arnold
Everyone here is thoughtful, considerate and friendly! The care is wonderful. I’ve had... read more
- Barbara Foster
“When I got here, I could sense my freedom would come from here. ... read more
I have good care here, and like most everyone, I want to give... read more
- Denise Schroeter
I would like people to know that I received the BEST CARE I... read more
- Rodney Clark Westphal
"We would like to thank you so much for the excellent care that... read more
- Armstead Family Members
The cleanliness of this facility is outstanding. The meals are very good. In... read more
- John Holmes
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
The folks here at Medilodge of Traverse City have been pretty quick to... read more
- Abe Ferris
Jim & Joane McIntyre
I want to take a moment to thank you for the marvelous job you all are doing caring for our son. Rarely do I visit when I find him alone, it seems someone is always in his room, attending to his needs, or just looking after things.
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.
Everyone here is thoughtful, considerate and friendly! The care is wonderful. I’ve had visitors and they too say, “the difference is amazing at this facility.” My son checked out all the facilities at Munson when I was getting ready to leave and chose this one. I am so glad he did. It’s been a great experience. Therapy has been painful; but so helpful. I am very impressed with the therapy department. They have given me a list of things to do at home when I leave. The respiratory therapist Sweetlana is so sweet and conscientious about providing care. I really benefitted from her services. The entertainment here was so good too. I attended concerts and socials and had visits from the Life Enrichment staff. I was even able to get a haircut and manicure. What a treat! I would highly recommend Medilodge of Traverse City to others who need such service/rehabilitation.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!