Testimonials

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for all you have done for me these past few weeks. I felt ‘broken’ when I arrived, but like Humpty Dumpty you have all helped in putting myself back together again. For this I am very grateful. Everyone has been so helpful and so willing to help in all circumstances.”
- Yvonne Johnson

“It is difficult for me to actually put into words the profound comfort you afforded me. It was such a gut wrenching journey with mom those last 6 months. All of you gave me strength each day to keep moving forward. The only solace I had was knowing she was getting wonderful care at a wonderful facility.”
- Christie Lathers, daughter of Emily McFadden 

“You have created an excellent organization. The entire staff is so friendly and works in unison, which you don’t see everywhere. It’s been a great experience and I have told all my friends if they need rehab to come to Orchard Creek.”
- Helen Duke, wife of a resident

“My stay at Orchard Creek Skilled Nursing could not have been a nicer experience. The staff there was exceptional -- from the top management, to the nurses, all the therapists, and all the people that helped me throughout the day with the everyday things. I can’t say enough good things about this place. I looked forward to the delicious meals that were served daily. Put all this together and it made my stay at Orchard Creek an enjoyable experience that I know also attributed to my fast recovery.”
- Ed Hartley

“My mother asked us to move her to Orchard Creek Assisted Living. When she moved she was still very agile and mobile, but over the following years she began to need more and more help. Having her at OC was a gift that she gave to me in her last years. I was able to visit and enjoy the mother-daughter relationship that we had for over 60 years without having to be in control of her medications, her socialization, and her mental and physical well-being. You did all of that so very well. When a failing parent chooses a place to spend their final days, weeks, months, and even years, it is important to the family that the parent is happy, content, and likes the surroundings and people. My mother always raved about the attentive care, the kind staff, the interesting activities, and really loved living at OC. The care that she received freed us from worry of neglect or mistreatment, and I grew to love and enjoy both the staff and the residents. Most of all I grew to appreciate the expertise of the staff in helping me to understand her health needs when I was at a total loss for what she needed next. You always listened to my frustrations and helped me to make wise choices especially when Hospice was needed. Even with Hospice engaged, you continued to give her the best care. You make the residents feel loved, cared about, and bring quality of life to them right up to their very last days. This also makes the difficult job of watching a loved one fail much easier for the responsible family members.”
- Mary Kathleen Millross

“You use your gifts to give people a safe and loving place to live. You gift their families with peace of mind and knowledge that their loved one is protected and cared for. What you do is difficult and often thankless. Know that you are treasured and appreciated. The gift of love and friendship that you gave my father will never be forgotten. He did love you – even on his cranky days he recognized your gentleness and humor. I adored my dad and could not have left him anywhere less wonderful than Orchard Creek.”
- Barbara Fishbeck, Dr. Bill’s daughter

“I feel so blessed to have had my grandpa be taken care of by the wonderful and kind caregivers at Orchard Creek Assisted Living and also at Skilled Nursing after his surgery. As you know, I looked at just about every facility in Traverse City and in Grand Rapids. I quickly found out that there were many nice places but nothing that was as impressive as yours! As much as I wanted to, I was unable to take care of my grandpa myself. That meant the place where he lived had to be the best! Thank you for your support over the past few years. My kids and I have always felt like family when we walked through your doors.”
- Jessica Gabriel Lincolnhol

“When seeking a place for loved ones with care needs, there are many things to consider. As we searched for a place for our mom, my sister and I looked for someplace that would provide safety, comfort, well balanced meals and kind caregivers; the ‘clean, well-lighted place’ written about by Ernest Hemingway. We moved mom to Orchard Creek Assisted Living, and while she still misses her ability to live independently… to buy her own groceries, bake her own cookies and do her own laundry, her place at Orchard Creek continues to provide many necessities we looked for in the beginning. It also gives her a pleasant view of the woods and creek and of the squirrels that grow fat on the suet they steal from her bird feeder.”
- Diana Schreer

“I would like to let you know that our family and Mom felt very blessed to spend her final days within Orchard Creek’s care. Because of such a loving, caring staff I cannot single out any one person who went beyond our expectations, because we were blessed to have all of your staff so caring and gentle with her. She loved her friends and apartment at Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek was all encompassing, as she had hoped, from living independently in her apartment to having the Skilled Nursing facility just down the hill.”
- Sandy Berridge Watson, daughter

“Iris Oriel moved to Orchard Creek Supportive Care unit from Midland, MI at the age of 105. Any concerns we had about her receiving good care in a new location were quickly dispelled by the hospitality my mother received immediately. The staff at Orchard Creek proved highly responsible and efficient, providing extra care for her special requirements. We were particularly impressed by the food quality, the planned special activities, and the cooperation with Hospice services when that time came.”
- Pat Oriel

“Orchard Creek has been the answer to our family’s prayers. It was perfect for our parent’s placement as my mother has Alzheimer’s and my father’s physical ailments didn’t allow him to care for her any longer. He himself needed care. It was the perfect fit and they could stay together in the same facility. Living four hours away from my parents, I rest very easy knowing how well cared for my parents are. If there is an emergency or an issue, I’m alerted immediately and I know it will be taken care of until I can get there.”
- Jeannie L. Miller, daughter

“I came to Orchard Creek Skilled Nursing as a patient with a fractured hip. The health care personnel have been very kind and always helpful in many ways. Great Lakes Therapy has worked with me daily to make it possible to walk again. Thanks so much.”
- Maxine Meach

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