Nurses and staff were very nice to me during my stay. Physical therapy... read more
- John Richardson
The family of Jack Kratky wanted to thank you for your kindness, care,... read more
"The commitment to quality designated by this award is a key first step... read more
- Bruce Yarwood
“When I got here, I could sense my freedom would come from here. ... read more
I would like to thank all the great staff here at MediLodge. All... read more
- Jason Crawford
Staff is helpful, thoughtful, and always attentive, very generous and go above and... read more
- Wayne Smith
I had really good care while I stayed at MediLodge of Traverse City!... read more
- Nancy B.
I was very happy with the care and staff. I would come back... read more
- Joyce Niendorf
I am married and my husband Alvin is here too at MediLodge of... read more
- Marie Eichenberg
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
Nurses and staff were very nice to me during my stay. Physical therapy worked well with me for rehab.
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!
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.
“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 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.
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 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.
I was very happy with the care and staff. I would come back again. My stay was pleasant and full of good thoughts.
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.
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