This facility met my every need. Everyone was so friendly. It’s clean, and... read more
- Darlene Dean
MediLodge of Traverse City: I wish I could thank every one of you... read more
I was the primary caregiver for my wife from 2008 until her death... read more
- Bob Read
If I ever need to go into rehab again, I would come here... read more
- Janet Lashbrook & Family
You all have intuitively cared for her in a way that upheld a... read more
- Carol Bell, Joane Slusky, Mark Senkiw
I have good care here, and like most everyone, I want to give... read more
- Denise Schroeter
To all the staff: Our heartfelt thanks for your tender care of mom... read more
My stay was so great! My husband is in here at Memory Care... read more
- Jean Arnold
I chose this center because they are very nice people. The staff are... read more
"I want to take a moment to thank you for the marvelous job... read more
- Jim & Joane McIntyre
This facility met my every need. Everyone was so friendly. It’s clean, and the food is good. After a few days, I got to know the CENAs, and I like the laughter and comfortable home feeling. I shared a room with Linny, and when I leave, I will have a corner of my heart where she will always stay. The doctor, nurses, and staff all looked after me. I would recommend this place to anyone.
MediLodge of Traverse City:
I wish I could thank every one of you for all that you did for my mother. She always seemed so happy to be there. I love the book, and will treasure it always. Thank you so much for everything.
I was the primary caregiver for my wife from 2008 until her death in 2013. During those 5 years, we had been to all available nursing homes. There was no doubt in her mind which facility she liked the best especially when it came to her needs. MediLodge of Traverse City (formerly Tendercare) was much more tuned in to what her specific needs were. Whether it was the nursing care, the PT or OT or she simply felt more at ease with this facility, she was here until her final trip to Munson Hospital. So, when I became ill, there was no hesitation as to where I wanted to rehab. MediLodge of Traverse City was my first choice and I could not have made a better decision. I am leaving here with a new purpose for living. It has truly been a great experience!
Janet Lashbrook & Family
MediLodge of Traverse City was a very enjoyable place to be to help in my recovery from surgery on my back. The nurses and people were awesome. The staff in Therapy were just awesome. I have had the best care here that I could ever ask for. You guys are all awesome! If I ever need to go into rehab again, I would come here before anywhere else. Thank you all so much.
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
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.
To all the staff: Our heartfelt thanks for your tender care of mom during the last weeks of her life. The kindness shown by the staff was a great comfort to her, and to us, knowing that she was being well cared for. May you continue to bless others with your good work.
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.
I chose this center because they are very nice people. The staff are friendly, and it’s a clean place. I really enjoyed myself being here.
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.