Services and Activities
As a skilled care nursing facility, MCMCF offers a wide range of medical and rehabilitative services as well as enhance the daily living experience of the residents. The information below highlights the teams that are dedicated to providing the best care possible to the residents.
Manistee Medical Care Facility admissions department welcomes the opportunity to work with you.
Throughout the admissions process, Sharon Appicelli, our Admissions Coordinator is available to answer all of your questions and to let you know what information is needed for our Admissions Committee. Sharon can be reached at 231-723-2543 ext 116.
Making the decision to move into a new home is difficult for both the resident and the family involved. Placement maybe temporary or indefinite, but either way, a sense of loss and adjustment is faced by the resident and their family. The Social Workers within the Facility are prepared to assist with this adjustment, as well as monitor and assist throughout the residents stay here for psychological and psycho social needs.
The facility has two trained professionals, Betsy Bielski, MSW and Mike Senters, BSW. Our Social Service Department works closely with Mental Health Services, Home Health, Hospice, and other various community resources to guarantee the highest quality of life for the residents, whether they make the facility their permanent home or return to independent living. Acting as a liaison between the family, the resident and the facility, the social worker will often help with resident advance directive, issues, concerns or educating the family in regards to medical issues.
There are a variety of ways in which our Life Enrichment Coordinator, Tonja Robles and her staff provide the residents with much needed assistance. Times spent in reading or writing letters for the residents; facilitating religious services; passing out newspapers; going on outings in the community; helping with bingo or other group games or entertainment; taking residents outside in the nice weather, are all examples of ways that and our staff can provide assistance to support our residents at Manistee County Medical Care.
The Dietary Department is headed by Jen Flewelling. We have a contract with a Registered Dietitian who consults at the facility each month to address any dietary concerns that arise.
The dietary department is responsible for serving three nutritious meals plus nourishments for our residents on a daily basis. Nourishing snacks are provided to those residents who desire them. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable, home like dining experience for our residents while meeting their nutritional needs.
Behind the scenes many very important departments work daily to insure the Manistee County Medical Care Facility runs in a safe and clean environment. Plant Operations which includes Laundry, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Storeroom and Information Technology is constantly looking for ways to improve the facility. This dedicated group under the direction of Joe Jones strives to make the MCMCF a place for our residents to feel at home in.
Our beautiful Chapel is located just off of the Main Lobby. It offers a quiet place for reflection and prayer or an escape from the sometimes hectic pace of the facility. It is a space set aside for meditation and contemplation, and even celebration or mourning. It is open to persons of all faith traditions.
The Chapel comfortably seats 24 and additional seats are available. The chapel has been closed to worship services since the early days of the Covid pandemic, but we are hopeful we will be able to use it again soon.
Tuesday: Catholic Mass 2:00
Wednesday: Bible Study 3:00 Second Floor Sun Room
Friday: Bible Study 2:00 Second Floor Sun Room
Saturday: Rosary 2:00 in the First Floor Dining Room
Sunday: Community Churches
The facility has a beauty/barber shop, supervised daily by Tammy Tomaszewski, a Licensed Cosmetologist. This service has been found to have a stimulating effect, as it promotes pride in one's appearance and a sense of self worth. The following services are available:
Shampoos & set $13
Hair cut $10
Wet hair cut $15
Beard trim $5
Haircut, shampoo & set $20
Other services may be available on request.
The staff at the Manistee County Medical Care values our many volunteers who enrich and reward their own lives by putting into action the true meaning of good work and unselfish giving from the heart.
Our Volunteer Coordinator is Tonja Robles. If you would like to give of yourself to help the lives of others, call Nan at 231-723-2543 ext 109.
"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever
I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.” George Bernard Shaw
A full rehabilitation and physical therapy program is available for all residents. Please visit our REHABILITATION page for further details.