When I first got here after having my second below-knee amputation, I was... read more
- Karen W
I chose MediLodge of Howell for myself after I lost my leg to... read more
- Traci Brown
I checked into MediLodge of Howell after breaking my right wrist in a... read more
- Cynthia O
Coming to MediLodge was well worth it! I feel stronger and my attitude... read more
- Alice Bell
To the staff at MediLodge, thank you to all of you. Especially the... read more
- Carolyn Lange
I was living in a senior living in Anderson, Indiana, in late 2015.... read more
- Gary Fulp
As written in the Livingston County Press & Argus on 3/21/14 "I have... read more
- Sharon - Rehab Graduate
Hello, my name is Catherine. I’ve had the pleasure of being cared for... read more
We have visited 14 facilities looking at overall cleanliness, staff to patient ratio,... read more
- Randy Reeves
I chose MediLodge of Howell because I heard good reviews and a friend... read more
- Christina Haddix
When I first got here after having my second below-knee amputation, I was nervous. I was also thinking about what was in store for me. Then when I woke up, I was really uneasy, so I stayed in bed all day. That next day, I was prepared for therapy, and I had also set a goal to be out of here by Christmas. Then even though I thought I was ready, m mom intervened, so I wasn’t going home until New Year Day. For me, (I thought) being a double amputee was going to be a piece of cake, but I was wrong. I didn't know there were 3 different kinds of therapy that I would have to do, and it was harder than the first amputation. Now that I'm getting to go home, I see why I had stayed. I give a big thank you to Kathy, Mo, Terry, and Jen for all of their support and encouragement.
I chose MediLodge of Howell for myself after I lost my leg to a bone disease. I have always heard it's a great place. The therapy, nursing, and admissions departments were all very helpful! Lisa, a nurse, was nice and understanding. Cathy, a nurse as well, was understanding and always there to talk to. I have had a nice and wonderful stay. I have had my problems and every concern and complaint has been corrected. The staff is always on their toes and two steps ahead.
I checked into MediLodge of Howell after breaking my right wrist in a car accident. While at the facility I learned to eat, dress, and write my signature with my left hand. I'm excited to get home to my pets, but my compliments to the staff who have taken very good care of me and given me much attention. This facility has a humanitarian approach to senior citizens, which I deeply appreciate.
Coming to MediLodge was well worth it! I feel stronger and my attitude changed too. I am more willing to do things. When the home nurse was coming, she only came two times a week for 40 minutes. I felt like we weren't doing anything and I wasn't getting any better. When I first came here I could only take a few steps, now I can walk all the way down to the therapy gym!
To the staff at MediLodge, thank you to all of you. Especially the occupational and physical therapy departments for all of your help. Thank you for the kindness you gave to me while I was staying at your facility.
I was living in a senior living in Anderson, Indiana, in late 2015. I had been sick later half of 2015. I also had two heart attacks in 2015. Starting in January 2016, I had several bouts of pneumonia. In February, I had to go to Saint Johns ER because of trouble breathing. The doctors at Saint johns determined I needed a tracheostomy because my oxygen levels were low. After the surgery, my heart stopped, and they had to do CPR. I was put on a ventilator to help me breathe. I was in the hospitals from February to June. My daughter Tracy had me transferred to Howell, Michigan, at MediLodge for Physical Therapy. I met two therapists Linsey and Austin. I could only walk halfway, but by the end, I was walking both ways several times.
I would do some weight lifting. I would ride there bicycle exercise machine. I walked with a walker, and Linsey and Austin would set goals how far to walk. I finally could walk on my own with a brace and cane. I can walk without the brace. I can walk short distances but long distances I have to use it. I went from assisted living to a senior community. I shop for myself and cook. I try to walk a mile and a half every day. I can do many things I couldn't when I was sick. Linsey and Austin had a lot of confidence I would walk but on my own from Medilodge. I feel that if it weren't for those two I would not have done so well.
Sharon - Rehab Graduate
As written in the Livingston County Press & Argus on 3/21/14
"I have just come home from five weeks at Medilodge in Howell. I want everyone to know about the great people who work there. The housekeepers, kitchen crew, physical therapists and nurses; and most of all, the ladies who personally take care all the sick and handicapped souls who don't really want to be there.
They never fail to smile and do their work cheerfully and efficiently.
They make it bearable. No, they make it pleasant."
Hello, my name is Catherine. I've had the pleasure of being cared for by the Howell Medilodge staff and physical therapy specialists. My journey began last year when I was admitted twice to the Howell medilodge. The first time was January 2019. I was in a bad accident involving multiple injuries. My foot was severely broken. With a lot of hard work and an excellent staff, I was able to go home in June 2019. Unfortunately, a severe and aggressive infection caused my foot to be amputated in December 2019. I knew that the Howell Medilodge could and would provide a skillful environment for physical therapy and healing. Getting ready for a prosthetic leg and foot has been challenging, and the daily physical therapy as been very difficult. All made possible by the kind supportive staff here at the Howell MedilodgeI would definitely recommend the Howell Medilodge to friends and family. I'm finally going home with confidence in my new prosthetic leg. Thank you, Team Howell, for all you have done and continue to do! Catherine
My mother, Joyce Brownlee suffers from late-stage dementia and Alzheimer.
My brother and I have cared for her around the clock for over 5 years and she now has progressed to the point that we cannot care for her ourselves anymore.
We have visited 14 facilities looking at overall cleanliness, staff to patient ratio, activities, and 24-hour nursing staff/doctor care etc.
Your [MediLodge of] Howell facility exceeded those requirements far ahead of any facilities we previously visited.
She had an emergency and needed rehab last week, decisions had to be made rapidly!
In our extreme difficulties and worries over the last week, I would like to recognize two employees at your Howell facility that were always happy to take my calls and answer my deepest concerns.
These employees also rapidly and painlessly accelerated our acceptance and admission process into the facility, reducing some of the anxieties associated with our mothers overall care.
So to that point, Joey Morganelli and Natasha Cook should be recognized for there professionalism and exceptional job!
Although we still have ongoing hurdles (Initial Care Conference) today, as we are concerned about some of her medications and their side effects, diet etc. I feel better that the nursing and doctor staff will excel as well as these other employees have.
I chose MediLodge of Howell because I heard good reviews and a friend of mine works here. MediLodge of Howell is a good place to get the help that you need. The therapy and nursing team were wonderful during my stay.