Long-Term Care

Spectrum Health Long-Term Care is offered at our five rehab  and nursing centers across West Michigan. Research has shown that the healthier the surroundings, the healthier the person. Our communities feature amenities designed to encourage social interaction and private time to help our residents stay mentally and physically active through a variety of services and daily activities.

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Skilled Nursing

Our quality nursing care includes:

  • Daily grooming, dressing, bathing, bathroom and walking assistance
  • Special support for residents who require tube feedings, insulin injections, wound care or other treatments
  • Medical equipment and medication management
  • Regularly scheduled dentist, optometrist and podiatrist appointments

Services and activities (vary by location):

  • Nutrition therapy – physicians and dieticians work together to ensure optimal nutrition and that special diet needs are met
  • Rehabilitation – physical, occupational and speech therapists help residents stay physically engaged, mentally active and independent
  • Social work – psychosocial support on site to assist with adjustment, mood issues and overall well-being
  • Recreation – our recreation therapists and volunteers keep residents engaged through a variety of activities, including gardening, arts and crafts, pet visits and group outings
  • Expressive Arts program – creating works of art, writing and dance all assist to improve visual perception, concentration and movement
  • Music therapy – credentialed music therapists help residents reduce stress, speed healing, improve memory, and improve coordination and balance

Neuro Residential Care

Spectrum Health Neuro Residential Care has six spacious, barrier-free and licensed residential adult foster care homes— each designed to maximize self-sufficiency, dignity and community integration. Located on the Kalamazoo Avenue campus in Grand Rapids, these homes have many readily available services, including medical or rehabilitation, if needed. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a residential brain injury specialty program.

Care team members may include a physician, licensed neuropsychologist, psychiatrist, physiatrist, neuro music therapist, social worker and rehab specialists. Our licensed nurses address the medical needs of residents and act as liaisons with physicians and other outside consultants. Each house supervisor takes a leadership role with a multidisciplinary team that guides residents as they work toward therapeutic goals. Services are individualized to meet any special requirements and are designed to help improve quality of life for residents. We offer a wide range of activities to encourage socialization and enjoyment of everyday life. Services and activities listed under long-term care skilled nursing are also available to these residents with emphasis on neuro rehabilitation.