She has been in healthcare for over 12 years, has a Bachelors and an Associates Degree. She is also a licensed Cosmetologist and co-owner of a trucking company, Mile by Mile Logistics. She is married and has 7 children ranging from 5 to 26 years old and has 5 grandchildren. Her main hobby is side by side riding with the goal of finding as much mud as possible!!!
“I absolutely love MediLodge of Howell. I look forward to coming to work every day and getting to see all of our awesome residents, as well as working with some of the most compassionate nurses, CNAs, social workers, physical therapists, and activity aids, just to name a few. The team we have here is absolutely phenomenal and I couldn’t be prouder to be the DON!
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To the staff at MediLodge, thank you to all of you. Especially the... read more
- Carolyn Lange
After looking for a few months, I came back to MediLodge of Howell... read more
- Dorothy R.
I chose MediLodge of Howell for my mother because it was the only... read more
- Jackie L.
I came here because I was in a car accident and my leg... read more
- Eric B
I was living in a senior living in Anderson, Indiana, in late 2015.... read more
- Gary Fulp
I checked into MediLodge of Howell after breaking my right wrist in a... read more
- Cynthia O
August 2019, I entered rehabilitation at MediLodge. I couldn't walk. My body was... read more
- Virginia B
Everyone went above and beyond with kindness and compassion for our aunt. read more
- Terri Hnilicka & Sharon Forde
As written in the Livingston County Press & Argus on 3/21/14 "I have... read more
- Sharon - Rehab Graduate
This is the first bone I’ve broken in 7 years. I don’t remember... read more
- Carolyn L.
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.
After looking for a few months, I came back to MediLodge of Howell for a second tour to compare. We are so glad we made this choice. Natasha Cook was so patient interviewing us and very knowledgable while showing us the facility. The ladies at the front desk were also all smiles and happy to help. I encourage everyone to try MediLodge of Howell. Stop Looking!
I chose MediLodge of Howell for my mother because it was the only center that would take her insurance! Whenever I had questions or requests, they responded, and more importantly, they followed through. The admissions department is particularly helpful!
I came here because I was in a car accident and my leg was broken. I couldn't go home due to my injuries. The therapists helped me walk again and regain my strength. While I was here, I lost my balance and fell, but the therapist helped me increase my balance and safety so I could get back home independently with everything I needed.
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.
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.
August 2019, I entered rehabilitation at MediLodge. I couldn't walk. My body was weak. I couldn't sit up or stand up. I made my first step on the 2nd day with the therapists on the parallel bars. From that time on, I progressed to standing, walking with a walker, climbing stairs, and exercises machines. It has been a joy to have gotten my life back and look forward to going home in the near future. I thank God for such a joyful recovery at MediLodge. The staff + patients are a wonderful experience. Love the therapists; they're awesome!
I would recommend MediLodge of Howell.
Terri Hnilicka & Sharon Forde
The reason we chose MediLodge of Howell is because they helped us through the process from the first referral from the hospital and we felt welcomed from the get-go. Lisa, Kathy, Jennifers (Rose), Dan and Darren (Daisy), Tika, (CNA Aide), Leilini, Kate, Stacie, Joey, Natasha, Wendy, Maria (Housekeeping) were all team members that stood out during my aunt’s stay. Everyone went above and beyond with kindness and compassion for our aunt.
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."
This is the first bone I've broken in 7 years. I don't remember falling, but I was told I tripped over the dog's bed, and I must have hit my head. When I got to the hospital, I didn't even know my name. It took about 3-4 days for me to start to remember things. I came to MediLodge from the hospital because they didn't want me to go straight home. I have several clients and family members who have stayed at MediLodge and recommended I come here for the excellent care. Since I've been at MediLodge, I've been working at getting stronger, so it will be easier to take care of myself when I get home. Everybody at MediLodge was friendly and kind. I would recommend MediLodge!