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Allendale Nursing & Rehabilitation Opens $3.7 Million Transitional Care Unit

Posted: 01.13.17
Allendale Nursing & Rehabilitation celebrates their new 31 bed Transitional Care Unit with a Grand Opening on Thursday, January 19th starting at 3 pm. According to Kim Vagnetti, Administrator, “our new transitional center offers an impressive design and enhancements to best manage the post-hospital rehab-to-home patient.”

St. Joseph’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre Unveils Renovated Rehab Gym

Posted: 07.19.16
St. Joseph’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre hosted an open house to unveil their completely renovated Renaissance Rehabilitation Gym. The rehab gym, known as “The Renaissance at St. Joseph’s”, has been undergoing renovations for the last several months. As part of the renovation project, the Renaissance Rehabilitation Gym has also acquired brand new, state of the art equipment.

Grandvue Holds Groundbreaking for Greenhouse

Posted: 07.12.16
The Elders, staff and Board of Grandvue Medical Care Facility hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday, July 7 to initiate the first phase of the Grandvue Terrace and Recreation Park project.

Metron of Big Rapids Awarded National Quality Award

Posted: 06.30.16
Metron of Big Rapids is one of 13 long term care and post-acute care providers in Michigan recognized with a 2016 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association. Metron of Big Rapids joins Metron of Cedar Springs in earning this prestigious quality award.

St. Joseph’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre to Unveil Renovated Rehab Gym

Posted: 06.22.16
St. Joseph’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre is to host an open house to unveil their completely renovated Renaissance Rehabilitation Gym on July 14.

Three Olympia Group Facilities Receive 2016 Bronze National Quality Award

Posted: 06.08.16
Olympia Group strives to exceed expectations and deliver nothing short of exceptional quality. Three of their facilities- Ambassador Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre, Regency Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre and St. Joseph’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre have all been recognized as 2016 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for their dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

National Nursing Home Week 2016 - It’s a Small World, so Join In

Posted: 05.05.16
As long term and post-acute care professionals are about to celebrate “National Nursing Home Week,” May 8 to 14, 2016, and May is Older Americans Month, this is an excellent time for everyone to reflect on their role and how you might contribute to improving the lives of residents, patients and clients, as well as improving both the skills of the professional and the public perception of the profession.

The American Health Care Association (AHCA), which established the special week in 1967, has chosen this year’s theme to be “It’s a Small World, with a Big Heart” to commemorate a historical time for older adults:
. Today’s residents will remember the New York World’s Fair of the 1960s and two songs popular in that era: Disney’s “It’s a Small World After All” and the New Seekers’ “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,” a sentiment shared by all.
. “With a Big Heart” symbolizes staff and families embracing the resident or patient with individualized care, social interaction, and a compassionate heart.

Join with the profession during National Nursing Home Week. It’ll be fun! You’ll see that skilled nursing care centers are, indeed, operating in the fast lane of health care, yet at the pace of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

Fountain View of Monroe has Received a Second Consecutive Deficiency Free Survey from the State of Michigan

Posted: 02.15.16
Fountain View of Monroe, a Ciena Healthcare Management rehabilitation and nursing center in Monroe has received a second consecutive Deficiency Free Survey from the State of Michigan's Bureau of Health Services, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Division. To receive a Deficiency Free Survey
is a gold standard only achieved by 4.1% of all the nursing centers in Michigan.

Ciena announces the grand opening of Bud Skutt Rehabilitation Wing at Brittany Manor

Posted: 01.07.16
Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan, announces the grand opening of its new $4.2 million Bud Skutt Rehabilitation Wing at the Brittany Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Midland, Mich. The announcement was made by Ciena Healthcare President Mohammad Qazi.

Activity Director at Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre Wins Award

Posted: 10.27.15
The 2015 Ruth Helms Award was presented to Cassie Dillon, Activity Director at Olympia Group’s Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre. The annual award was presented by the Michigan Association of Activity Professionals on October 8, 2015 during their Fall 2015 Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. Ruth Helms was one of the founders of the Michigan Association of Activity Professionals. Every year, a member of the association is honored with the award. The award is presented for exemplary and dedicated service in the field of activities. Nominations are submitted by members of the MAAP or facility administrators.

HCAM Recognizes 50th Anniv of Medicaid and Medicare

Posted: 07.30.15
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Medicaid and Medicare programs. For half a century, Medicaid and Medicare have been lifelines of support to millions of individuals and families in Michigan and across the United States. These programs have been there for Michiganders entering their golden years, for children and families, for persons with disabilities and others. They have provided essential health care services and supports along every step of the journey toward health, wellness, recovery, rehabilitation and independence.

Advantage Management Group to Acquire Skilled and Assisted Living Programs at Village of Redford Senior Community from Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

Posted: 05.27.15
Advantage Management Group (AMG) and Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM), both Southeast Michigan-based leaders in senior living communities and services, announced that AMG will acquire skilled nursing, assisted living and memory loss programs at PVM’s Village of Redford campus.

Kimelman Named Executive Chef at Notting Hill of West Bloomfield

Posted: 04.08.15
Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan and Connecticut, announced the appointment of Bradley Kimelman as Executive Chef at Notting Hill of West Bloomfield. In this position, Chef Kimelman is responsible for culinary operations at Notting Hill, incorporating healthy dietary choices and providing fresh food options.

Olympia Group launches new web site and brand refresh

Posted: 03.18.15
Olympia Group has officially launched its new web site and corporate identity. The changes reflect the modern day needs to explore long term and short-term care facilities online, while accurately presenting the facilities and representing the many renovations and expansions the facilities have undergone.

Advantage Management Group Announces New Acquisitions

Posted: 01.19.15
Advantage Management Group (AMG) (www.amgltc.com) announced the purchase of Henry Ford Continuing Care Center-Roseville and Henry Ford Continuing Care Center-Belmont from Henry Ford Health System for $12.8M on January 1, 2015. The locations in Roseville and Harper Woods will be re-named Advantage Living Center-Roseville and Advantage Living Center-Harper Woods respectively and will provide rehabilitation and skilled nursing care with specialties focused on orthopedic, cardiology, and dementia services. In addition to these rehabilitation centers, AMG announced the acquisition of Harrington Inn, an Assisted Living Center in October 2014.

Ciena Healthcare’s Regency at Waterford Breaks Ground on Expansion

Posted: 11.12.14
Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan and Connecticut, recently broke ground on newly purchased land to expand its Regency at Waterford skilled nursing center.

Royalton Manor Earns MIOSHA Ergonomic Success Award

Posted: 09.09.14
Royalton Manor, a Ciena Healthcare skilled nursing center in St. Joseph. Mich., has earned the Ergonomic Success Award from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for its commitment to reducing employee injuries. Representatives from Royalton Manor received the award recently at a ceremony at the skilled nursing center.

Detroit skilled nursing center cut ribbon on $2.5 million renovation

Posted: 08.26.14
Ambassador Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre celebrated its $2.5 million facility renovation for both its short-term rehabilitation unit and long-term care through a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on August 21. The ribbon cutting ceremony included remarks from Mayor Mike Duggan. The facility now boasts newly remodeled resident rooms, common areas, a physical therapy room along with flat screen televisions, computers, furniture and more.

Christian Park Village Receives Second Consecutive Deficiency-free Rating

Posted: 07.09.14
Christian Park Village, a Ciena Healthcare skilled nursing center in Escanaba. Mich., has received its second consecutive deficiency free survey from the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Health Services – Licensing and Regulatory Affairs division (LARA). This is the center's fourth deficiency-free survey in the past eight years.

Imperial Healthcare Centre Receives Bronze National Quality Award

Posted: 06.09.14
Imperial Healthcare Centre recognized by national program for commitment to quality care.

Lenawee Medical Care Facility Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence

Posted: 05.30.14
Lenawee Medical Care Facility is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence for achievements in reducing health care acquired conditions in nursing homes.

MediLodge of Richmond Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence

Posted: 05.27.14
MediLodge of Richmond is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence for achievements in reducing health care acquired conditions in nursing homes.

Evergreen Living Center Becomes an Eden Alternative Community

Posted: 03.19.14
The Evergreen Living Center joins the ranks of The Eden Alternative® Registry, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to improving quality of life and care for the people they serve. Recently, a select group of leaders and employees at Evergreen Living Center completed professional development training in person-directed care, created and delivered by The Eden Alternative. Person-directed care is structured around the unique needs, preferences, and desires of the individual. The training provided by The Eden Alternative is helping to transform how care is delivered to the 48 people who accept support from Evergreen Living Center, which is a part of Mackinac Straits Health System. The Eden Alternative is an international leader in the culture change movement. A resident and staff celebration is planned for April 8 in St. Ignace.

David LaLumia: Nursing and Rehab Facilities Improve

Posted: 11.27.13
Nursing facilities provided 14.4 million days of care to 90,000 individuals in 2013

Involvement is key to great care

Posted: 10.21.13
HCAM guest column in the Battle Creek Enquirer

Regency Patient Celebrates 102 yrs old

Posted: 08.21.13
Mae Trimmer, a Regency Healthcare Centre patient, recently celebrated her 102nd birthday at the facility with family, friends and staff.

Omni to Host Open House Thursday, Aug. 22

Posted: 08.20.13
Omni Continuing Care is a Bronze National Quality Award recipient from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. On August 22, 2013 Omni Continuing Care will be cutting the ribbon for the Grand Opening of the “Motown Diner.” This open house is open to the public and guided tours of the facility will be provided. The open house will start at 2pm and end at 7pm.

Candy for a Cure at Lynwood Manor

Posted: 08.14.13
A candy buffet to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to end Alzheimer’s at Lynwood Manor in Adrian.

Ciena Opens New Skilled Nursing Center In Grand Blanc

Posted: 06.10.13
Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Michigan and Connecticut, announces the opening of its newest skilled nursing center in Grand Blanc Township. “Regency at Grand Blanc,” located at 1330 Grand Pointe Court near the interchange of I-475 and E. Hill Road, is a spacious, state-of-the-art
facility offering 94 short-term rehabilitation and long-term care suites, including 50 private suites.

Ciena Healthcare Announces Opening Of Specialty Sub-acute Unit At Boulevard Temple

Posted: 03.26.13
Ciena Healthcare announces the launch of a comprehensive sub-acute unit with a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) program at its Boulevard Temple Care Center in Detroit.

Nexcare Caregiver Retreat - Thursday, March 21

Posted: 02.12.13
The Caregiver Retreat is a free day for anyone who takes care of a loved one to relax and be renewed. The day includes: vendors well-versed on area resources; educational seminars on pertinent topics; music; breakfast and lunch; massage, manicures, and facials; and door prizes. Free respite care is available for loved ones at participating assisted living facilities to enable their caregivers to take the day off for enrichment as well as pampering. The retreat will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Eagle Eye Banquet Center, 15500 Chandler Rd, E. Lansing, MI. Registration is at 8am and the program starts at 9am until 4pm. Please call 517-449-9494 for information or email cgretreat@hotmail.com.

Ciena Healthcare Opens New Skilled Nursing Facility In West Bloomfield

Posted: 02.08.13
Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Michigan and Connecticut, announces the opening of its newest facility in West Bloomfield – Notting Hill of West Bloomfield.

Ciena Healthcare Opens Culinary Training Kitchen at Regency Heights - Detroit

Posted: 10.26.12
The Culinary Training Kitchen will be used as an ongoing professional development education center designed to enhance the company’s chefs’ food preparation and presentation skills, as well as residents’ dining experiences.

Call-In Support Group Helps Caregivers of Seniors with Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: 10.24.12
The Alzheimer’s Association, Senior Helpers and Botsford Commons Senior Community are launching a new, monthly telephone support group to help caregivers of loved one’s struggling with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

MediLodge Of Yale Receives Citation Free Annual Survey

Posted: 10.23.12
On October 5, 2012, MediLodge of Yale, a 120 bed skilled nursing facility received a Citation Free Annual Survey from the Department of Community Health.

Health Care Association of Michigan Welcomes New Board Chair

Posted: 10.15.12
The Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) is pleased to welcome Carolyn Anderson as the board chair for 2012-2014.

Ciena Healthcare’s Qualicare Receives National Award for Achievements in Quality Care

Posted: 07.20.12
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) are pleased to announce the selection of Qualicare Nursing Home in Detroit as a 2012 recipient of the Silver – Achievement in Quality for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The competitive award highlights select facilities across the nation that serve as models of excellence in providing high-quality long term care.

Bronson Breaks Ground on New Care Facility in Mattawan

Posted: 06.22.12
Bronson Healthcare has begun development of Bronson Commons, a rehabilitation and skilled nursing community, at 23332 Red Arrow Highway in Mattawan. The 41 acre site is adjacent to Van Buren Emergency Medical Services, a not-for-profit ambulance company, of which Bronson is also an owner.

Imperial Healthcare Centre Has a Short-Term Rehabilitation Success Story!

Posted: 06.19.12
Imperial Healthcare Centre (“Imperial”) would like to share one of their many short-term rehabilitation success stories! Jackie has been a patient at Imperial for the past two months, following a long hospital stay.

Seven Ciena Healthcare Facilities to Receive Leadership Award

Posted: 04.30.12
Ciena Healthcare announced that seven of its facilities have been recognized as national long-term care leaders and top performing facilities by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) and will receive the “Facility Leadership Award” for 2012.

Tendercare Clare Receives Deficiency Free Standard Survey

Posted: 04.04.12
Tendercare Clare located at 600 S.E.4th Street announced today that it had recently completed its standard survey and was found to be deficiency free.

Legislation Speaks Directly to Governor Snyder’s Call for Regulatory Reform

Posted: 04.04.12
Reinventing Michigan is a reoccurring theme for Governor Snyder. Since his election, there has been a steady drumbeat focusing on relentless positive action and the theory that governmental departments should be more consumer/customer friendly and accountable to the people they serve. Senate Bill 884 sponsored by Goeff Hansen (R-Hart) does just that with the Bureau of Health Systems, which regulates nursing facilities.

Ciena Healthcare Opens Newly Renovated Nursing Community in Ann Arbor

Posted: 03.27.12
Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation communities in Michigan and Connecticut, has opened its newest skilled nursing community in Ann Arbor. “Regency at Bluffs Park,” located at the
M-14/Main Street interchange and adjacent to Bluffs Park, is a spacious, 71-bed facility offering short-term rehabilitation and sub acute care with 37 private rooms and 17 semi-private rooms.

Ciena Healthcare Opens New Skilled Nursing Community in Canton

Posted: 03.27.12
Ciena Healthcare, a leading manager and operator of skilled nursing and rehabilitation communities in Michigan and Connecticut, has opened its newest skilled nursing community in Canton. “Regency at Canton,” located at 45900 Geddes Road near Canton Center Road, is a spacious, 113-bed facility offering short-term and long-term care with 35 private suites and 39 semi-private rooms.

Regency Celebrates Valentine's Day

Posted: 02.20.12
Patients celebrated Valentine’s Day at Regency Healthcare Centre in Taylor with a Valentine’s Day Party, on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Not only did the patients enjoy festive treats, but a Valentine’s Day King and Queen were also announced.

Plante Moran's Recruiting and Re-recruiting Efforts Help Keep the Business Advisory Firm on FORTUNE Magazine's List of 100 Best Companies to Work For for 14th Consecutive Year

Posted: 01.31.12
Plante Moran, PLLC, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 14th consecutive year, winning each year it has applied.

Andrea Logan to Lead National Health Distributor Association in 2012

Posted: 01.23.12
Andrea Logan, founder and president of All Med Medical Supply LLC in Westland, Mich., will lead the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) serving as its board chair for 2012.

Westland Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre Residents Take a Field Trip to the Cider Mill

Posted: 11.28.11
On October 15, 2011, 13 residents, as well as 13 staff members went on a bus ride to Apple Charlie’s in New Boston, a family-owned apple farm for over 50 years. The residents were so happy to have an opportunity to go and sample some fresh cider and donuts, that they were singing and having fun the entire trip.
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