Long-term care

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Learn about long-term care

Long-term care doesn’t simply mean nursing home care. Our facilities are designed to help residents restore and maintain the highest possible level of emotional and physical well-being. We pledge to preserve the dignity and quality of life for each and every resident we serve.

Looking for short-term rehabilitation?

Short-term inpatient rehabilitation, also known as subacute rehabilitation is goal-oriented treatment provided to those after a surgery, serious injury or illness. Subacute rehabilitation is time-limited with the express purpose of improving functioning and discharging home.

Locations to serve you

Time and again, research has shown that the healthier the surroundings, the healthier the person. That’s why our communities feature amenities designed to encourage social interaction and private time in a warm and caring environment. We work hard to help our residents stay mentally and physically active through a variety of services and daily activities.

Our residents range in age and diversity. Typically, residents choose long-term care when they require more medical attention than their family members can provide. As part of West Michigan’s largest health care system, our long-term care programs provide access to award-winning health care. We have rehab and nursing centers where our long-term care programs are located. Each of these facilities is designed to help residents live a healthy and active life to the greatest level possible. All of our locations offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • Continuity of care throughout the entire journey from the hospital to rehab
  • Medical provider coverage and therapy available up to seven days a week depending on patient needs
  • Private and semi-private rooms available
  • Beautiful, spacious and unique treatment areas for patient care such as therapy gyms, ADL kitchens and ADL apartments
  • Animal therapy
  • Garden spaces
  • Recreational therapy
  • Programming and recreational interventions seven days a week
  • All programs and interventions are person-centered and individualized according to a resident or patient’s preferences and skills
  • Many one-on-one recreational interventions provided for those who do not go to group programming
  • Physical activities, music groups, games, special meals, movies, support groups, inter generational programs, outings to zoos, stores, restaurants, sporting events, etc.
  • Beauty salon and barber services

Understanding long-term care

Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Centers—Long Term Care doesn't simply mean nursing home care. Our facilities are designed to help residents restore and maintain the highest possible level of emotional and physical well-being.

Common questions

What to expect

What is long term care?
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Long term care is for individuals who require 24 hour care in a supervised setting. Our long term care facilities have residents that range in age and diversity and choose long term care when they require more medical attention than their support systems can provide.

How do I pay for long term care?
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Typically long term care is covered by Medicaid, and private funds. For individuals with or pursuing Medicaid, certain medical requirement must be met in order for placement in a facility. Our facilities have financial counselors available to assist with payment options.

Do you have a physician on site?
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Provider coverage is available seven days a week.

Is therapy provided in long term care?
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PT, OT and SLP may be provided if a skilled need is identified. Most insurances will cover the cost of therapy is an authorization is obtained.

What to bring

What should I/my family member bring the day of admission?
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Admission intake and paperwork are completed in the first hours after your arrival. Family or support persons are invited and encouraged to attend. If there is a guardian or durable power of attorney in place, please provide a copy of that paperwork. Photos to keep loved ones and memories close. A favorite quilt or blanket to help personalize their room.

What kinds of clothes should I bring?
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We recommend that you bring comfortable clothing that is easy to get on and off. Examples might include soft, pull-on pants or gym shorts, easy-to-don shirts, and shoes or slippers that have non-slip soles.

Do you provide laundry service?
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Clothing can either be washed onsite by our team, or by family members. During the intake process, we will ask your preference.