Extended Care at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center


Kalkaska Memorial Health Center: Comprehensive Extended Care for All Needs

Kalkaska Memorial Health Center offers a comprehensive range of care services – including assisted living, rehabilitation, long-term care, and memory care – all located on our hospital campus in Kalkaska, Mich.

Our long-term care and skilled nursing facility, the Eden Center, was named a U.S. News & World Report “Best Nursing Home” for 2016/2017, 2017/2018, and 2018/2019.

Although we offer a broad array of services on our intergenerational residential campus, care is highly individualized, compassionate, and focused on the person as a whole. Kalkaska Memorial Health Center’s services include:

Whether you’re looking for a place to recover after surgery, or a place to call home, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center is the place for you. We encourage families to participate in activities and share ideas. We treat each of our residents like members of our own family.

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Active and Healthy Assisted Living

Kalkaska Memorial Assisted Living provides a charming setting for those who want to live independently – but with a little help.

It promotes independence and a high quality of life with comfortable apartment housing combined with personalized services, as needed. 

Across the facility, residents also can enjoy:

  • An active social calendar and scheduled outings

  • Cable TV and phone service

  • Community spaces, a great room for meals and entertaining, indoor and outdoor porches, a library, and a café for socializing, movies, and more.

  • Outdoor spaces for resident gardening

  • Pets welcome upon approval

  • Restaurant-style dining

  • Room service

  • Spa room, fitness equipment, and beauty salon

  • Wireless internet and community computers

Personal Services and Care for Every Need

Kalkaska Memorial Assisted Living also includes an assortment of personal care services, such as:

  • Emergency wireless call system

  • Housekeeping and laundry service

  • Individualized service plan for each resident, with 90-day service plan reviews

  • Medication management

  • Personal assistance with bathing, dressing, and hygiene

  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy for rehabilitation at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center

  • Registered nurse on staff

  • Scheduling and reminders for appointments

Long-Term Care with the Eden Alternative® Philosophy

Kalkaska Memorial’s Eden Center, our long-term care community, seeks to care for the whole human being, not just their medical needs.

Our Eden Center is built around the Eden Alternative® concept, which is an international program designed to eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom while promoting growth and enjoyment of life. This concept has helped us build a community at the Eden Center where life centers around close and continuing contact with people, plants, animals, and children.

Benefits of Hospital-Based Care

Because the Kalkaska Memorial Assisted Living and Eden Center are hospital-based, providers and emergency medical care are available 24 hours a day. At the Eden Center, our nursing teams consist of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, a full-time long-term care dedicated physician assistant, and certified nurses’ aides who work together to provide coordinated care around the clock.

We also offer a 24-bed Memory Care Unit for residents with advanced dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, to ensure their comfort and safety.

With all these benefits, you can be assured that you and/or your loved one has a safe, warm, and comfortable home.

Contact Us

For a visit or more information about any of our senior services at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, please contact one of our team members. We look forward to helping you.

Assisted living: 231-258-3033

Assisted living email: lzingg@mhc.net or bhulwick@mhc.net

Long-term care phone: 231-258-7530