Tendercare Health Center - Birchwood
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Tendercare Health Center - Birchwood is a leading provider of long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation solutions. Our 155 bed center offers a full continuum of services and care focused around each individual in today‚Äôs ever-changing health care environment. 

Tendercare Health Center - Birchwood offers a distinctive rehabilitation program designed to increase the quality of life for our patients. Our pro-active Therapy and Activity Departments take pride in keeping our patients connected to the community through weekly outings and events. Our center is Medicare and Medicaid certified. 

We help people live better by providing quality, cost effective health care and rehabilitation primarily to seniors in a resident directed environment.  We accomplish this by providing remarkable services through highly engaged and motivated members of our team resulting in an appropriate return to our investors.  

Challenging perceptions of our health care profession by helping people live better, one life at a time.  

Respect, Integrity, Pride, Compassion, Responsiveness, Dignity

We are a proud recipient of the 2011 American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living's (AHCA/NCAL) Bronze - Commitment to Quality, National Quality Award in recognition of our strong commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Extendicare Health Centers Earn National Recognition for Quality
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Tendercare Health Center - Birchwood
2950 LaFranier Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone  (231) 947-0506
Fax      (231) 947-0744

"To start, the therapists are very caring, wonderful people.  They see to your needs and make sure they help you get back home. Their caring personalities shine through to each and every one of us." -Vernica Pokoj, patient

"The therapy is great, they helped me get my strength back, which helped me get my independence back." -John Peplinski, patient

"After Mom died, Dad kept asking us, "who's going to take care of me?"  After he moved to Birchwood, he never asked us that again.  Instead, he told us over and over the wonderful way you took care of him.  He really felt your love!" - The Weeman Family

"As an Administrator here at our Home, I am pleased to tell families that I highly recommend your facility from my past experiences working there and from my present view that you'll all do a TERRIFIC job.  In my opinion, you guys are the best Rehab facility in town.  Keep up the great work and God bless you all for the loving care you give!" 

    Ms. Nadine Jones, L.P.N., M.H.S., Administrator
    Southridge & Woodside Assisted Living Facilities

"I am, indeed, a raving fan of Birchwood Nursing Center!  I feel sure that my sister would have died if it hadn't been for the amazing staff at Birchwood, each doing very demanding jobs with great sensitivity and kindness. 

My sister came to Birchwood from a hopeless situation with many physical disabilities and very little will to live.  The staff's commitment and way of helping her through admissions, a near-death experience, and very serious medical conditions enabled her to stabilize and heal both physically and emotionally.  There is a generosity of spirit that can be felt among the staff in their way of caring for residents and of responding to family members. 

I think of Birchwood as a healing place and am very grateful for the positive impact it's had on my sister."

    Kristin Cann

"Dear Tendercare Employees, 

I wanted to thank each and every one of you for sharing your knowledge, compassion, and home with me.  It truly did seem like a real home with caring family members and staff.  All have made an impact on my life!"


Cathe Benz - nursing student

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