Alpena is a leading provider of long-term skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation solutions. Our 152 bed center offers a full continuum of services and care focused around each individual in today's ever-changing health care environment.

Alpena is a winner of the Governor's Award for Quality Care. We take pride in our facility's many inter-generational activities and work closely with the community to keep our patients connected. Our center is Medicare and Medicaid certified.

We are a proud recipient of the 2011 American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living's (AHCA/NCAL) Bronze - Commitment to Quality, National Quality Award in recognition of our strong commitment to continuous quality improvement.


Our Mission

We help people live better by providing quality, cost effective health care and rehabilitation primarily to seniors in a resident directed environment. We accomplish this by providing remarkable services through highly engaged and motivated members of our team resulting in an appropriate return to our investors.

- Vision -

Challenging perceptions of our health care profession by helping people live better, one life at a time.

- Values -

Respect, Integrity, Pride, Compassion, Responsiveness, Dignity.

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Heartfelt Testimonials

"I enjoy activities like bowling down the hallway. I used to be on a bowling league years ago. I had a strike my first try and was the overall winner!"

- Bev Ilsley, daughter of patient

"I felt the need to write a letter of thanks to the staff of Alpena for the care my grandmother received while she was a resident there. Having to make the decision to put our grandmother in a nursing home was a difficult but necessary one. The fact that she was in the right place was evident each time I visited her. My husband and I have had the nursing home experience with three of our grandparents, and our experience at Tendercare was the best by far. It was always clean there, always tidy and it was evident that the staff clearly cared for the people who lived there."

- Cindy Kramer, family member

"Jennie and I saw Margie regularly and our impression of the concern and care for Margie and the courtesy and extra effort extended to us was outstanding. The provision that Margie was allowed to keep her cat Misty as her constant companion was only one example of extraordinary sensitivity and compassion."

- Ted and Jennie Cavin, friends of former patient

"We are sending you this to thank you and your staff for the excellent care given to our mother, Helen Odom, during her stay in your facility. We cannot tell you how pleased we were with the care and compassion shown by everyone who worked with her."

- Dorothy and Bob Jones, family of former patient

"I would like to thank all employees for making my stay a pleasant one. I received excellent care from nurses, therapy, and techs. Everyone treated me with respect and compassion. I made many new friends and will definitely miss seeing them everyday. They brightened my days by just taking a few minutes out of their busy schedules and visiting with me. I really appreciated it. Thanks to everyone for making a bleak situation into a pleasant one. I would recommend Alpena to anyone needing extended care, especially for rehabilitation."

- Ruth Ferris, rehab graduate

"Everybody was just wonderful. So helpful and pleasant, I'll miss them when I go home. And the people are so complimentary, it made me feel real good. The therapists were great. All the great people I've met here have made my stay pleasant. I had a nice private room with all the comforts, and the food was great."

- Loretta LeDue, patient

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