Short-term rehab, long-term results: Covenant Living of the Great Lakes has taken home U.S. News’ Best Nursing Home award for high-performing short-term rehabilitation services. Check out the many factors that led to our stellar rating, like consistent nurse & physical therapist staffing, percentage of patients who are able to return home after their stay, and more here: ow.ly/eGpJ50xcp2N... See moreSee less
Look on the bright side: it could save your life! A long-term Boston study found optimists live up to 15% longer than pessimists. The reason? Stress hormones released by persistent negative feelings about that very stress cause an increase in heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, and liver disease. The solution? Improving your mental state with a little yoga or meditation, or even a little laughter can go a long way. So, see a comedy show, it’s for your health! ow.ly/g5cm50xdTpV... See moreSee less
Our Short-Term Rehabilitation services are a point of pride for us, and we’re honored to be recognized as one of the best providers in the country by U.S. News & World. From Executive Director Nicole Swart: "Achieving excellence is something we focus on each and every day here at Covenant Living and being recognized for high performance in short-term rehabilitation services is truly an honor. More than anything it reflects the professionalism of our employees and quality care they provide." You can read more on the U.S. News & World award in this article in Patch: patch.com/michigan/grand-rapids/covenant-living-great-lakes-named-among-best... See moreSee less
As National Family Caregivers Month continues, this week we’ll be discussing the care options that are available to your loved ones and how to seek them out. New treatments, medications, or clinical trials are available every day. Do you know how to access them? Talk to your loved one’s doctor about new therapies that may be effective in treating your loved one’s conditions, like changing dosages, new medications, or new procedures. Learn how to ask the right questions when it comes to doctor visits. ow.ly/v6ka50x2OFg... See moreSee less
Contact our Care Support Team, staffed by caregiving experts, to help you find the right information you need to help you navigate your complex caregiving challenges. Caregiving experts are available 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET.
When you think of places where people line up wanting a job, you might think of Facebook, Google, or, according to Steve Moran of Senior Living Foresight, Covenant Living Communities and Services. That is indeed the case, thanks to Covenant Living of the Great Lakes Dining Room Manager Tonio Wynn, who no longer needs to devote resources to recruitment “because I made this a great place to work.” By empowering young workers with real responsibility and leadership positions of their own, he ensures an operation that runs exactly the same, whether he’s actually there or not. And by identifying workers’ individual strengths in lengthy one-on-ones, Tonio is able to direct talent where it’s needed most and assign tasks to those who get the most out of them.
We’re grateful to have someone like Tonio actively making Covenant Living a place that people want to work. You can watch Tonio’s full interview, which is laden with pearls of his unique brand of leadership wisdom, here: ow.ly/I9Jz50xcoHO... See moreSee less
We make it easy for professionals to find the answers to the questions their clients are asking. Medical professionals, social workers, and real estate professionals alike appreciate Covenant Living’s easy-to-use referral system— almost as much as their clients appreciate the lifestyle and amenities at their new home! ow.ly/yuNW50x7SLw... See moreSee less
November is National Diabetes Month, and the focus for 2019 is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. What’s the connection? As it turns out, adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. That’s why people with diabetes need to be extra careful not to smoke, to manage their cholesterol levels, and to maintain healthy lifestyle habits. ow.ly/x8GL50x7Obc... See moreSee less
This week in National Family Caregivers Month, we’ll be looking at the ways family caregivers can #BeCareCurious about their loved one’s goals. By better understanding what your loved one hopes to accomplish throughout their care journey, a caregiver can take those first steps towards delivering the kind of care they truly require. It may be the case that your loved one requires a level of care that is too complex or demands more time than can be realistically expected of a family caregiver. By communicating openly with your loved one, you can more easily determine if their expectations and goals are more capably handled by the 24-hour care provided by Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing. ow.ly/RM6850x2OtA... See moreSee less