Dove Healthcare
Orchard Hills Assisted Living


1403 Truax Blvd
Eau Claire, WI 54703

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    Assisted Living in Eau Claire

    Our assisted living services at Dove Healthcare – Orchard Hills Assisted Living are designed to provide you a helping hand with everyday activities, so you can live as independently as possible. Just as important, family members have peace of mind knowing their loved one is supported and comfortable.

    Conveniently located next to Dove Healthcare – West Eau Claire, our close association assures skilled nursing and rehabilitation services are just a step away if you require outpatient therapy or a short-term, inpatient stay after hospitalization or illness.

    Within the community of senior living providers, we strive to be known for our inviting atmosphere; professional, friendly caregivers; and the quality of our services.

    Services + Amenities

    • 39 private studio apartments
    • 24-hour care provided by trained resident assistants
    • On-site, full-time registered nurse; also 24/7 on-call coverage
    • Advanced call system for easy access to resident assistants 24/7
    • Nutritious meals with snacks and beverages available 24-hours a day
    • A variety of social activities and community outings
    • Housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services
    • Access to on-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy by Dove Healthcare therapists
    • Access to licensed hair stylist/barber in Mary's Salon at Dove Healthcare – West Eau Claire
    • We are contracted with several area hospice providers for those that choose additional support with disease management and end-of-life care.

    Personalized Care Plans

    Your personalized plan of care can include:

    • Administering and managing your medications
    • Communicating with your physician and pharmacy to ensure accurate coordination and delivery of care
    • Managing diabetes, including blood sugar checks, insulin injections, and diet modifications
    • Monitoring of weight and vital signs; pharmacy services; on-site lab draws; INR testing; On-site mobile x-ray upon order; and nebulizer treatments
    • Accommodating specialized diets; mechanical soft and pureed; thickened liquids
    • Assisting you with activities of daily living (i.e. dressing, bathing and grooming)
    • Helping you transfer (one person and stand-by assist)
    • Coordinating your medical appointments and transportation

    Nursing Services

    A Registered Nurse (RN) is on-site full-time Monday-Friday and available to the Resident Assistants (RA) by phone 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The RN ensures your well-being with professional care in prevention, education, and personal support. As your needs change, the entire care team is here to help you in a dignified and compassionate manner.

    Benefit from services provided by our RN:

    • Answers health and medication related questions
    • On-going communication with physician and pharmacy to ensure accurate coordination and delivery of care
    • Monitors the effectiveness and potential side effects of medications (i.e. pain, mood, sleep, and behavior medications); update the resident’s physician as needed
    • Monitors illness trends of residents and staff to assure appropriate actions are taken
    • Supervises and monitors each resident’s medication regimen, including diabetes management
    • Fall prevention programming and implementation
    • Available 24-hours a day to assist RAs in determining how to respond to a resident's health concern or change in condition
    • Lab draws when the hospital / clinic is unable to make an on-site visit
    • Assessments for falls, safety, skin, and elopement risk
    • Reviews RA charting and follow up as needed with RA, resident, family, and physician
    • Evaluate non-life threatening medical conditions (i.e. signs of cold or flu, rashes, weight loss, appetite or sleep changes)
    • Attend resident / family care conferences (scheduled as-needed)

    On-Site Clinic Services

    Avoid the hassle of transportation and inclement weather, as well as reduce your exposure to illness. As a resident of Dove Healthcare – Orchard Hills Assisted Living, you can elect to use our on-site nurse practitioner services.

    We collaborated with a local medical clinic to have a nurse practitioner provide on-site visits to address concerns and medical needs that do not require a visit out to a community clinic or emergency room.

    On-site visits may include exams; order writing/clarification; coordination of care; nursing direction; and referrals to heart failure clinics, anticoagulation clinics, palliative care programs, and other ancillary providers to enhance consistency of care. Outcomes may include decreased need for office visits; improved response time to medical needs; and reduced admissions to the hospital.

    If you elect to use this service, the nurse practitioner will become your primary medical provider. The cost of the visit is covered by your insurance or Medicare coverage (exactly the same as if you went to the clinic).

    All-Inclusive Monthly Rate

    The monthly rate includes room and board, all meals, personal care assistance, nursing services, medication administration, housekeeping, laundry services, etc. We do not have additional care levels or care points resulting in additional fees, as is common with most other assisted living providers. As a resident of Dove Healthcare - Orchard Hills Assisted Living, you can count on paying the same rate, regardless of the assistance you need.

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    All the Comforts of Home

    Your studio apartment will provide privacy and independence. You will have the opportunity to decorate your studio apartment to make it feel just like home.

    Orchard Hills Assisted Living Floorplan

    Additional Living Options

    Need a break from caregiving? Ask about our short-stay, respite care. Enjoy a vacation from caregiving knowing your loved one is receiving compassionate care in a respectful environment. Your stay includes all of the assisted living services and amenities, including a fully furnished apartment.

    Just want to test the waters of assisted living? Our short stay option is also a great opportunity for someone not quite ready to commit to a long-term stay. Call our assisted living director for details.

    Meet Our Team

    Emily Gudis

    Emily Gudis
    Director of Assisted Living - Chippewa Valley, 2016
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    Kennedy Schultze

    Kennedy Schultze
    Assistant Director, 2015
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    Rachel Ranney

    Rachel Ranney, RN
    Assisted Living Nurse Supervisor, 2018
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    Angella Niblett

    Angella Niblett, PTA
    Regional Director of Rehabilitation, 2015
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    Sheila Moehle

    Sheila Moehle
    Nutritional Services Director, 2001
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    Melissa Neill

    Melissa Neill
    Recreation Director, 2020
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    Keith Swedlund

    Keith Swedlund
    Maintenance Director, 2024
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    Adam Hass

    Adam Hass, PTA
    Rehabilitation Manager & Physical Therapist Assistant, 2023
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    Tricia Thatcher

    Tricia Thatcher, MS, RD, CD
    Administrator, 2015
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    Ashley Smetana

    Ashley Smetana, NHA
    Director of Operations (Eau Claire, Osseo, St. Croix Falls, Superior), 2017
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    Jeremy Kiley

    Jeremy Kiley, NHA
    CEO, 2004
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    Mindy Strese

    Mindy Strese, RN BSN, DNS-CT, QCP
    VP of Clinical Operations, 2024
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    Krissy Woodford

    Krissy Woodford
    Regional Director of Finance, 2001
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    Angela Hite

    Angela Hite
    Regional Director of Marketing & Communications, 2007
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    Jenny Risinger

    Jenny Risinger, PHR
    Regional Director of Human Resources, 2009
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    Juliane Ader

    Juliane Ader, BSW, MS, NHA
    Health Information and Transportation Director, 2006
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