Lakeland Health Care

Senior Care


At Lakeland HealthCare, we have a fundamental belief in helping seniors live life to the fullest. That’s why we provide a broad range of services dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of seniors. From nursing support at our community senior centers to disease prevention education and long-term services, Lakeland offers valuable programs designed to support your family through life’s changes.

Programs and Services at Lakeland HealthCare

  • Alzheimer’s Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Diabetes Services
  • Health and Wellness Education
  • Health Resource Libraries
  • Heart health Classes and Programs
  • Heart Risk Assessment
  • Home Infusion Services
  • Homecare Services
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Long-Term Care Services
  • Long-term Acute Care Center
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pulmonary/Ventilator Weaning Program
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Senior Center Nursing Services
  • Wound Care Management

Long Term Care Services

Lakeland HealthCare has two skilled nursing facilities in Southwest Michigan dedicated exclusively to senior care.

Lakeland Specialty Hospital in Berrien Center is a 166-bed facility nestled among the famed orchards and vineyards of Southwest Michigan . Located on a hilltop minutes away from Lake Chapin , the hospital has a scenic environment that enhances quality clinical care. It is the only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in a 10-county region offering traditional care and unique services for residents with multiple health care needs. The center is a 166-bed facility that is specially designed for patients to relearn living skills. Beechwood House, a 24-bed specialty unit for those suffering from Alzheimer, like dementia is a part of this care center. The care team at Beechwood House includes, physicians, licensed nurses, certified nurse assistants, a registered medical social worker, and a dietitian, as well as other professionals. The center accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients.

6418 Deans Hill Road, Berrien Center, Michigan 49102, (269) 471-7761

Lakeland Continuing Care Center in St. Joseph offers sweeping Lake Michigan views from its garden. Residents and visitors often gather in the garden for events and activities, which gives this facility a unique sense of community, along with excellent care. 

Both facilities offer an experience for patients unlike any nursing home in Michigan. When you visit our facilities, you’ll notice the difference from typical nursing homes immediately. Most importantly, you will see seniors in a setting that feels like home. Elders are encouraged to make decisions about the daily activities that they enjoy best here, whether it means caring for pets, interacting with visitors and other residents, or simply taking time for reflection in the garden.

Lakeland also offers opportunities that give the facilities a unique sense of community. Residents look forward to outings to concerts, festivals, and other attractions. Throughout the year, seniors give back to the area through fundraising projects. Family members of residents are an important part of the community, too. We recognize the role of family in the recovery, and encourage family members to be part of special events at the facilities.

3425 Lakeshore Drive, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085, (269) 983-6501

Coventry House  is a 32-bed skilled nursing facility at Caretel. Caretel has skilled nursing and assisted living beds. The Coventry House only accepts Medicare Patients.

PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)

PACE is a unique program of long term care that allows elderly adults to remain in their home instead of going to a nursing home. We work with you and your loved ones to provide the support at home, medical treatment, and social interaction needed to remain strong and independent.

The key to your success is our care team. This is a team of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, therapists, and transportation staff who are familiar with you and your needs. The care team meets daily to discuss all aspects of your care and provide services when appropriate. Our physician is a geriatrician specializing in the care of adults as they age.
We also encourage care givers to remain involved by providing frequent communication and supportive services including respite care.
Phone 269-408-4322

Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living
Caretel Village is an 80-bed residence offering assisted living–a senior living alternative that falls between homecare and long-term care. The staff encourage independent living among residents. Caretel also includes a 20-bed Alzheimer's unit. Caretel Village is a joint venture between Caretel Inns of Rochester Hills, Michigan and Lakeland.

3905 Lorraine Path, St Joseph, MI 49085, (269) 556-9679

Rehabilitative Services

Lakeland HealthCare offers a full range of rehabilitative services for seniors, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. These services assist residents to maximize their level of function

Pulmonary/Ventilator Weaning Program

When a patient is properly managed, a respiratory care exercise program can be an effective addition to the rehabilitation process. All patients are evaluated by the care team in order to tailor the respiratory rehabilitation care plan to their needs.

There are a number of diagnoses that can utilize such rehabilitation, including:

  • Heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Respiratory infection
  • Pulmonary disease

Wound Care Management

Lakeland Specialty Hospital takes a holistic approach to meeting the special needs of wound care patients. Our certified wound care staff offer services such as interdisciplinary rehabilitative care, continuous nutrition assessment, and medical and technological treatment.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Located at Lakeland Medical Suites, Niles, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a method of treating conditions by administering pure oxygen in an enclosed system. When utilized as a medical therapy, high doses of oxygen can help heal damaged organs, promote the healing of chronic wounds, and save lives in certain conditions.

Currently, 15 conditions are approved for reimbursement by insurance, including:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Radiation tissue damage (osteoradionecrosis)
  • Osteomyelitis (refractory)
  • Skin grafts and flaps (compromised)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Thermal burns
  • Crash injury, compartment syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias
  • Clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Actinomycosis
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Decompression sickness
  • Severe anemia
  • Cyanide poisoning


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    Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph  
    Hospice at Home Lakeland HealthCare Affiliate  
    Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles  
    Lakeland Community Hospital, Watervliet  
    Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph  
    Lakeland Specialty Hospital, Berrien Center  
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