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A Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Located just off of I-69, The Laurels of Coldwater is a 169 bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center providing care for both short-term and extended-stay guests. The Laurels is located close to Community Health Center of Branch County, shopping centers and other Coldwater amenities.
Professionals at The Laurels of Coldwater work as a team to promote the highest level of independence and quality of life for our short-term and long-term guests - whatever their needs. That's because we view each guest as part of a family whose members deserve not only great care, but also compassion, dignity and a sense of purpose.
Our short-term guests who need additional medical services after leaving a hospital experience excellent results under the care of our coordinated physician, nursing and therapy team. Long-term guests with physical or cognitive limitations enjoy our wide array of activities and social events, from special live entertainment to the inclusion of their families in our holiday celebrations.
Our fully secured Special Care Unit provides guests with Alzheimer's and other cognitive challenges the benefit of comforting and familiar spaces, faces and routines.
Our recently remodeled building offers eloquent décor, spacious family gathering areas, an aviary and plenty of large screen TV’s. This provides the perfect setting for social activities and visits from family and friends. At The Laurels of Coldwater we treat our guests with compassion, dignity and respect. We call it The Laurel Way of Caring and we do it every day.
We provide a complete range of services for patients that are unable to return home after a hospitalization. Our programs provide a safe transition from hospital to home with a depth of services that typically can not be provided through home health care or by family members.Learn More
Extended and long-term care stays are appropriate for individuals that require greater levels of care and support than can be provided at home or within an independent living setting. Our guests typically need assistance with their daily activities due to physical and/or cognitive limitations.Learn More
Short-term respite stays offer a family or caregiver a short-term reprieve from the demands of around-the-clock care. Our twenty-four hour nursing care at our skilled nursing facilities assures that all medications are taken on time and any necessary medical treatments are provided.Learn More
Palliative care provides comprehensive symptom management along with guest and family support when cure-oriented treatment is no longer possible or desired. Within a palliative plan of care, emphasis is placed on guest comfort and emotional well-being.Learn More
You are sure to enjoy your fine dining experience with us. We are proud of our nutritious and appetizing meals serviced in a fine dining atmosphere. Our dining philosophy enables you to experience the service and selections you would expect in a nice restaurant.Learn More
We can bring joy to your life through companionship, activities, and laughter. We will establish an individualized activity program and you will receive a monthly calendar that features all of the scheduled events, times and locations so you can plan your activities in advance.Learn More
Clarence, a recent guest at The Laurels, is happy to be back in Branch County after an eventful return from Florida in April. One afternoon, after receiving chemotherapy for lung cancer in Jackson, Clarence suffered a stroke while doing yard work. Shortly after the stroke, Clarence was transferred to the Laurels for rehab to rebuild his strength. Clarence and his favorite therapist, Penny, meet each morning around 6AM, which Clarence states he enjoys because "it gets my day going, and she really works me good, then I can go on with my day." He's now able to walk again, with the assistance of his of his walker, and is getting stronger each day.
Clarence has rebuilt enough strength to resume his chemotherapy and is overjoyed to be returning home to his wife, Elaine. The couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in July and are looking forward to being able to resume helping their children with the campground they own in Leonidas and tending to their garden together.
When Renee admitted to The Laurels in April 2016, she planned on being a permanent long-term care resident as the stroke she had in March left her quite debilitated. however, Renee received Occupational and Physical Therapy during her stay which helped to build her strength enough so that she is now able to walk with assistance of a walker, write her name legibly and relearned how to do activities of daily living independently. Recently, she discharged to an independant living community and feels that her expectations during her stay have been exceeded by the staff at The Laurels.
When asked if she had any words of wisdom for a new guest, Renee said, "occupational and physical therapy are tough but if you try your hardest it will work." Renee would like to thank Therapists Matt Graeber, Gina Bressler, Josh Stratton, and Toni Crawford for helping her regain her strength and independence!
Lorraine, retired 4th Grade teacher, gives her recent rehab stay at The Laurels of Coldwater an A+! Upon admission, Lorraine said she wanted to get back to her previous level of functioning, prior to her two recent surgeries, and be able to navigate the 14 stairs at her lake house once again. Lorraine enjoyed working with all of her therapists at The Laurels, "I loved the creative games they used to help build my strength. I hardly knew I was working out!" Lorraine felt at home staying in her comfortable, private suite and relished about the three fine dining meals a day she received while at The Laurels, "the meals here are even better
than what I eat during the winter months in the Florida Keys!" A few of Lorraine's favorites during her stay were the baked sweet potatoes, roasted chicken legs, and the delicious desserts! Mrs. Clyne would like to remind everyone, especially her former students, that you're never too old for an adventure! With the help of the entire Rehabilitation Staff at The Laurels of Coldwater, Lorraine has regained her strength, and is looking forward to her celebrating her 90th birthday back at the lake and her annual Wave Runner ride!