My stay was so great! My husband is in here at Memory Care... read more
- Jean Arnold
Thank you for taking care of Philip during his stay at MediLodge. Thank... read more
Staff is helpful, thoughtful, and always attentive, very generous and go above and... read more
- Wayne Smith
I would like to thank all the great staff here at MediLodge. All... read more
- Jason Crawford
"Personality, care giving, kindness, patience and determination are only a few adjectives that... read more
- Donald Lund, patient
I got really good care the last time I was at MediLodge of... read more
- Denise S.
Dad was very pleased with his 90 days spent at Medilodge. He was... read more
- Ronald Bowen
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
This was a very positive experience. The nurses and cenas were attentive and... read more
- Thomas C.
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.
Thank you for taking care of Philip during his stay at MediLodge. Thank you for your unconditional love towards him. You are very special. Your compassion and kindness will not be forgotten. Sincerely and with gratitude, Johnson family.
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.
I would like to thank all the great staff here at MediLodge. All the fun, joking around, and fun times made things a lot better in a bad situation. I want to thank everyone for letting me hang out at the nurse’s station for company. Thank you to the cooks for good food! A special thanks to certain people who really helped me out: Barb, Resident Advocate, for helping to make sure my clothes got back to me. Also, Dena, nurse, Tina and Briyanne and Bobbie, CNA’s, who, when I felt really depressed would just talk to me and joke with me and really bring me out of it, and cheer me up. Thank you!
I will miss you all.
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."
I got really good care the last time I was at MediLodge of Traverse City, that’s why I wanted to come back when I needed therapy again. You guys are great here! You have a great Activity Department, and I’ve gotten excellent care. I couldn’t think of a better place to be.
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 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
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.