A Place to Live, Fully and with Purpose

Bay Bluffs continues to maintain all local, state and federal requirements related to the prevention of COVID 19 within our community.
Visitation is limited and can be scheduled by calling us at 231-526-2161.

Poised & Ready: BAY BLUFFS Fills End-of-life Need in Emmet County

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"Like many in our community, I am so very saddened by the closing of Hiland Cottage hospice house. I was intimately involved in the creation of this hospice residence, so I know firsthand how incredible the community support was many years ago." Lisa Ashley, MSW, LNHA, Bay Bluffs AdministratorWith the recent announcement that Hiland Cottage, the ho...

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Excellence is its Own Reward, but Recognition is the Result: BAY BLUFFS EARNS TOP HONORS

baybluffs_JS_NDI2306-6934_1800px Bay Bluffs Earns Top Honors for Care from US News & World Report, Newsweek, and Centers for Medicare & Medicade Services

Bay Bluffs – Emmet County Medical Care Facility is highly regarded both locally and regionally. Now, Bay Bluffs has garnered recognition at the national level with its inclusion on two influential criteria-based listings: US News & World Report's and Newsweek's Best Nursing Homes of 2024.  Additionally, the Centers for Medicare & Medic...

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The Bay Bluffs Foundation at Work: 
Going Beyond the Annual Budget 
to Fund Essential Services and Programs


Emmet County, Michigan | December 2023 — Since 2006, Bay Bluffs Foundation has worked tirelessly to support capital needs, special projects and programs, and services not supported by traditional healthcare reimbursement and millage funding — all to enhance the quality of life for Bay Bluffs residents. This 501-3(C) non-profit is an important condu...

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IN THE NEWS: Bay Bluffs Noted in "10 Towns in Michigan that Are Ideal for Seniors"

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Published by worldatlas.com December 2023 After pouring in all the hard work to sustain the family, your grandparents finally decided to start enjoying life in a peaceful location surrounded by beautiful landscapes and exciting outdoor activities. Enter Michigan, a stunning US state with nature parks, picturesque panoramic views, respected healthca...

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Bay Bluffs NCMC Partnership Aims to Fill the Healthcare Staffing Gap

baybluffs_NDI2306_HIRES_KRP_1437_1600px Bay Bluffs and NCMC Collaboration Launches First CNA Fast Track Course This October. Pictured left to right: Lisa Ashley, MSW, LNHA, Bay Bluffs Administrator; Christy Lyons, NCMC Dean of Corporate and Community Education: Sonja Bosley, RN,NHA, Bay Bluffs Director of Nursing; Karrie Pater, Bay Bluffs Nurse and CNA Instructor

Across the region and country, medical facilities are experiencing worker shortages in alarming numbers. Beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic, these staffing shortages affected resident capacity in long-term nursing care facilities. Today, many facilities struggle to meet their worker shortages while maintaining existing quality healthcare procedur...

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Bay Bluffs Colleagues Achieve CNA Advancement

baybluffs_NDI2306_HIRES_KRP_1602_1200px Sonja Bosley, RN, NHA, CNA Instructor and Director of Nursing​, pictured right with colleague and fellow CNA instructor Karrie Pater.

Three Bay Bluffs – Emmet County Medical Facility colleagues recently participated in CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training. CONGRATULATIONS to Karlie Hall, Maddison Reece and Susan Crawford for celebrating their successful completion of the certified nurse aide training program! All took part in the August training held at Bay Bluffs. Karlie H...

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A Letter to the Community

From Lisa Ashley, MSW, LNHA, Bay Bluffs Administrator I'd like to (re)introduce Bay Bluffs, your Emmet County Medical Care Facility. In March 2020, your county medical care facility staff began the diligent task of protecting the vulnerable seniors in our care from COVID-19. We recall the official declaration of an international pandemic all too we...

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North Central Michigan College Offers New Practical Nursing Program

Considering a career in healthcare? North Central Michigan College may be a perfect stepping stone. Below is a recent article about new opportunities. Petoskey News-Review | Published May 27, 2023 | by Karly Graham PETOSKEY — Next January, those interested in nursing will have a new education option available through North Central Michigan College,...

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What Sets Bay Bluffs Apart?

Quality Measures and High-Quality Outcomes Bay Bluffs maintains the highest quality outcomes in all short term rehabilitative measures identified by Medicare; including return to hospital rates, acquired infections, return to high-level function, lower pain levels, and ability to care for oneself.Music and Memory ProgramThe program provides iPods a...

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Bay Bluffs: Our Plan for the Future

Nestled on the bluff overlooking Little Traverse Bay and the historic town of Harbor Springs, Bay Bluffs - Emmet County Medical Care Facility is a place close to home where people of all ages come together in a caring environment. We provide many services from short-term rehabilitation to long-term resident care. This 120-certified bed long-term ca...

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Music and Memory Program

MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. Bay Bluffs recently completed training to be a certified Music & Memory provider, one of only 24 certified sites in Michigan. We have received some start up f...

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Community Conversations

Emmet County residents are invited to join our Community Conversations in June 2018. Help Bay Bluffs prepare for the future.The Bay Bluffs ProjectBay Bluffs was built to care for seniors and has done so for more than 50 years. Today we are preparing for our future, in which we expect more complex illnesses and an increase in those needing care for ...

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