COVID-19 Update

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Heritage Nursing & Rehabilitation Community
  • 320 E. Central Avenue Zeeland, MI 49464
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Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Services in Zeeland, Michigan

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

Heritage Nursing and Rehab has been awarded the US News and World Report 2020-2021 Best Nursing home Designation. Only 19% of US nursing homes have earned this honor. Click the award icon to learn more about this award.    

2011 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award Winner

Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Community has been recognized as a 2011 recipient of the Bronze – 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.                        


Our Community

“Zeel” is the “abundant enthusiasm that is unique to those living in the City of Zeeland.” Residents of this small city in western Michigan celebrate the phrase “Feel the Zeel,” and Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Community is proud to be part of this historic, Dutch neighborhood. Our staff members emulate the enthusiasm of the Zeeland community and bring the town’s family-oriented warmth to our residents. Our home-like environment is welcoming and invites activity with family and friends.

A few blocks from downtown Zeeland, residents of Heritage are able to be part of the city’s events and programs. Our staff members design activities that fit our residents’ needs, interests and hobbies while maintaining and promoting the highest level of independence. Visits to the local library, farmers’ market, ice cream shop, specialty stores and restaurants are part of our residents’ social life.

Our Community is Your Home for Healing

Heritage is a 49-bed family-centered community in a quiet, residential district of Zeeland. Our T-shaped building keeps everyone closely connected. Our nurses’ station is located in the heart of our community. From this central point, our staff members can see all of the resident rooms and respond to requests with ease.

Quality Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Therapy - So You Can Return Home

Heritage is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation community. Our core motivation is realizing the rehabilitation potential of residents who are experiencing some of the most challenging days of their lives. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy with an integrated skilled nursing team. Individualized, resident-centered therapy versus group therapy contributes to our low average length of stay of twenty-eight days. Our goal is to maximize each resident’s potential while maintaining and promoting the highest level of independence.

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