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Welcome to Northern Comfort Specialized Care Inc., the upper peninsula’s first residential facility specializing in brain injury- now expanding services to include assisted living, hospice care, respite care, adult day services. Centrally located in Manistique on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Northern Comfort Specialized Care offers 3000 square feet of specially designed luxury living for your loved one’s health and comfort. Nourish the spirit in this beautiful north woods setting.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Northern Comfort Specialized Care provides 24-hour care for individuals requiring assistance with daily living skills- assisting with rehabilitation and continuing care related to trauma, strokes, and dementia-related brain insults. Our specially trained nursing staff provides all levels of care with compassion and guidance, implementing a care plan tailored to meet each resident’s unique needs. We are committed to the values of dignity, honesty, and integrity, and strive to achieve a functional balance of meeting the needs of our residents and their financial resources.

OUR VISION:

Northern Comfort Specialized Care aspires to provide an environment where our Scope Of Care extends to meet each person’s needs while providing a home setting that is safe, caring and comfortable. Our commitment to care focuses on potential, not limitations.

SCOPE OF CARE:

Our scope of care extends to individuals who may require assisted living/long term care those who are no longer able to safely live independently; transitional care for individuals who are able to return to their home and communities following rehabilitation; respite care for an overnight stay up to 14 days; and adult day services half-day or full-day supervised care. Northern Comfort Specialized Care’s care team realizes an accident or decline in brain function are life-altering events, and we are here to assist with your loved one’s needs. We invite family participation and support to assist individuals to achieve their highest level of independence and potential. The services of an Aging Life Care Professional™, also known as a Geriatric Care Manager, are available with scheduled appointments.

Brain and Spinal Care Injuries

Our Scope of Care extends to individuals who require long term or transitional services. Northern Comfort’s care team realizes that brain and spinal cord injuries are life-altering events. Our specialized services and programs address the various types, levels, and stages of injuries. We invite family participation and support as people achieve their highest level of independence and potential.

Assisted Living

Northern Comfort Specialized Care offers private bedrooms with beautiful views, helping your loved one to enjoy their new home. The confidence of knowing our 24/7 care staff provides all levels of personal care, meals, and medication management while providing a homelike setting, will put your mind at ease. The care staff closely monitors each resident for optimal health, coordinating with local healthcare providers as needed.

Care Management Services may also be available with advance notice for scheduled physician appointments outside of the facility.

Hospice Care

Our nursing staff at Northern Comfort Specialized Care offers compassionate, quality care, working closely with our hospice team to provide expert medical care and pain management, as well as spiritual and emotional support- respecting the values, beliefs, and needs of each resident and family member.

Respite Care

For an overnight stay, but for a period of time less than 14 days, our staff is here to provide supervision in a safe environment, 24/7 nursing care, activities, meals, toileting, laundry, and medication management. The medication which is furnished for that individual is a physician order and provided for Northern Comfort Specialized Care by the individual’s guardian, caregiver or responsible party, but medical care will not be initiated, unless in an emergent circumstance.

Adult Day Services

Do you have a scheduled appointment or would you like to go out to lunch with friends? Let Northern Comfort Specialized Care staff give you the assistance you need and deserve. Adult Day Services include supervision in a safe environment, activities, meals, toileting, and medication management. The medication which is furnished for that individual is a physician order and provided for Northern Comfort Specialized Care by the individual’s guardian, caregiver or responsible party, but medical care will not be initiated, unless in an emergent circumstance.

Half-day: $45.00 (five hours or less)
Full day: $75.00 (up to 12 hours)
Please call 906-450-5723 or 906-341-0371 for additional details

LifeStyle

stone-walkwayNorthern Comfort Specialized Care offers beautiful barrier-free living for in a perfect setting to enjoy the treasures of the upper peninsula. Approximately 1.5 hours west of the Mackinaw Bridge, our private six-bed residential facility overlooks the 9th hole of the Stony Point Golf Course. The location offers wooded views and nature at its finest from every window. Come feel the beauty of the setting and the warmth and grace of your new home.

  • Grand Foyer with vaulted ceiling, featuring a spacious 16X46 dining and gathering area with views overlooking the Stony Point Golf Course.
  • Covered patios, beautiful flower gardens, outdoor greenhouse
  • 6 spacious 10X12 private bedrooms featuring two large windows with natural, wooded views. Rooms may be personalized.
  • 2 barrier-free/user-friendly baths with roll-in showers
  • Rich, warm, welcoming décor offering functional living

Residential Program Components

Our care staff recognizes the importance of each resident’s potential- focusing on achieving their goals with consistent, progressive and person-centered quality care. Come meet our staff, and feel a sense of purpose.

  • Experienced, trained and competency evaluated 24/7 nursing staff
  • Comprehensive person-centered care/behavioral plans
  • Medication administration and management
  • Access to Care Manager / Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist
  • Residence licensed by the State of Michigan
  • General Health Monitoring
  • Catheter Care / Colostomy Care
  • Bowel and Bladder Management
  • Non-Complex Wound Care
  • Diabetic Care
  • Autonomic Instability Management
  • Gastric Tube Management
  • Ostomy Care and Management

Life Enrichment

Identifying meaningful pastime activities enriches everyone’s life, and we encourage residents to participate in social and recreational activities. Structured community access and integration offers residents meaningful leisure and recreational activities to meet the differing needs and interests of our residents.

  • Exercise/Cardio Fitness Memberships
  • Church and Bible Study
  • Cultural Events
  • Music/Concerts
  • Lake Michigan beaches and accessible boardwalk
  • Community Outings
  • Shopping Trips
  • Supported Employment Opportunities