Allendale Nursing & Rehabilitation
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update November 13th 2020
Notice for Restricting All Visitors
Atrium is acutely aware that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is an escalating global health concern. Atrium is fully committed to maintaining all services critical to the welfare of our residents, their families and visitors to our facility. We continue to receive regular updates and advisories from public health agencies, understanding that information is ever-changing and evolving as more is learned about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease are at increased risk for developing a serious illness or even death if they become infected with COVID-19 or the influenza virus. Therefore, we are taking steps to reduce the potential for the spread of such infections, including increased frequency of cleaning with emphasis on highly touched areas, close monitoring of respiratory symptoms and visitor and staff screening.
As the number of positive COVID-19 cases have increased throughout the country, we continue to work hard to protect our patients and our employees from this virus. Until further notice we will be restricting all visitors and non-essential health personnel in our communities. We also are highly discouraging any leaves from our patients other than to the hospital. Recent CDC information has indicated that one of the ways that the virus has been spreading recently is from family gatherings. We do not want to put our patients or employees at any risk. We remain hopeful that this will be short lived and that a vaccine will be released in the near future.
Visitors will be allowed for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation. In those cases, visitors will be limited to a specific room. Please contact the administrator to make an appointment to enter the facility for compassionate care situations (e.g., end-of-life care). You will be required to perform hand hygiene and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as facemasks. Decisions about visitation during an end of life situation will be made on a case by case basis. The process for each determination will include careful screening of each visitor (including clergy, bereavement counselors, etc.) for fever or respiratory symptoms. If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat) you will not be permitted to enter the facility at any time (even in end-of-life situations). Please frequently perform hand hygiene and refrain from physical contact with residents and others while in the facility and wear your face mask at all times. Please practice social distances with no hand-shaking, hugging, and remaining six feet apart.
Visitors, and any individuals who enter the facility (e.g., hospice staff), need to monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of respiratory infection for at least 14 days after exiting the facility. If symptoms occur, please self-isolate at home, contact your healthcare provider, and immediately notify the facility of the date you were in the facility, the individuals you were in contact with, and the locations within the facility you visited.
We understand these circumstances may be inconvenient, but it is for everyone’s safety that we take these active steps to reduce the potential for the spread of infections to keep our residents, staff, and visitors safe. We encourage you to keep in touch with your loved one via phone or Skype. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the administrator of the facility and they will be happy to assist you. We hope that these restrictions will be short lived and will keep you updated as circumstances change. Be aware that you may receive more calls from the facility during this time so please make sure that your contact information has been updated.
For the most current information and guidance about COVID-19, please visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
2020-2021 US News Best Nursing Home Recipient
|Allendale Nursing & Rehabilitation Community has been awarded the US News and World Reports 2020-2021 Best Nursing Home Designation. Only 19% of all US nursing homes have been awarded this designation. Click the award icon to learn more about this award.
2012 National Quality Award Winner
Allendale Nursing & Rehabilitation Community has been recognized as a 2012 recipient of the Silver – Commitment to Quality National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association.
The National Quality Award Program is based on the core values and criteria of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program.
Small Town Charm Near Grand Rapids
Serving the Central Michigan area since 1969, Allendale provides the quiet, peace and simplicity of a rural Michigan farm town. Yet, this home to the Grand Valley State University Lakers boasts knowledge, commerce and a richly diverse cultural environment. Located 15 minutes from Grand Rapids, Allendale Nursing and Rehabilitation Community provides excellence in clinical care delivery while maintaining a home-like environment for the people we serve.
Allendale Nursing and Rehabilitation Community is a 2012 recipient of the prestigious, Silver - Commitment to Quality National Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association. This community offers a variety of activities catered to each resident, which include spiritual needs and pet therapy for emotional well-being. We are proud that our community serves as our residents’ home and a gathering place for family and friends. Through daily interactions, warm smiles, and kind words, our residents know our staff members care for them and about them.
Skilled Nursing and Rehab Services in a Transitional Care Setting
Allendale Nursing and Rehabilitation Community is a 60-bed transitional care center with a long term care available. Allendale has been recently renovated to include 25 semi-private and 10 private rooms, a spacious therapy gym, and multiple areas where families can spend time together or enjoy family dining . We are committed to providing excellence in clinical care delivery while maintaining a home-like environment for the residents we serve.
Allendale has two distinct nursing units dedicated to both a short or long term stay. Our transitional care unit was designed for your comfort while our Rehabilitation Team works with you to regain your strength and endurance.
Short-Term, Long-Term, Hospice and Respite Care
Allendale Nursing and Rehabilitation is skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. In addition to short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, we offer hospice and respite care services. Our rehabilitative services include specialized therapy tailored to the individual utilizing adaptive and specialized equipment. We are also able to provide specialized health services which include but are not limited to dementia care, restorative nursing and advanced wound care.
The Right Choice
Choosing the right nursing center can be a difficult decision for the potential resident and family. We understand the emotional process of placement and strive to help with the adjustment for both the resident and his or her family. In fact, many of our staff members have had relatives and friends choose our center because of our family atmosphere and quality nursing care services.
- Many long-term staff members
- Pleasant living environment
- Trained and dedicated staff
- Great community reputation and involvement
- Excellent location to visit
- Hospital and physician offices nearby
Our Commitment to Excellence
Our staff sets the standard for excellence in all departments and all services we provide. We believe that our goal is to create an environment which promotes independence and safety while focusing on improving the quality of life for each patient.
Excellence is measured in many ways including:
- Annual Department of Health surveys
- Many staff members who have had family and friends stay at the community for rehabilitation and extended stays
- Family, resident, and staff feedback on satisfaction and responsiveness
- The Atrium Advantage Customer Service program
- Staff members recognized for professional achievements in clinical and service excellence
- As measured by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Five-Star Rating
- Advancing Excellence