Receive innovative physical, occupational, and speech therapy after surgery, illness, or injury to help regain your strength and perform at your optimal level. We employ our own therapists, and they use the latest techniques and equipment to get you back home as quickly as possible. Out-patient therapy services are provided as well. Learn more.
Friday, September 17
Congratulations to our September Employee of the Month Shannon Engstrom!
"Shannon started working for us in 2019 as a nutritional services aide, and it was the best decision! Shannon is the most helpful, caring person you will ever meet. She always makes sure her job is complete before she leaves, and offers to help her co-workers too. Shannon also offers to pick up open shifts as she is able, which is a great help! She always has a smile and kind word to whomever she sees. Shannon is the most deserving of this honor,” said Nutritional Services Director Sheila Moehle.
Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Eau Claire
Since 2009, the caring professionals at Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire have dedicated themselves to supporting and advancing our mission to provide compassionate care and service to meet the needs of those who depend on us.
Whether your stay at our nursing home is short-term or long-term, you will appreciate comfortable, spacious accommodations and receive personalized care by skilled nurses and certified nursing assistants twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We invest heavily in our employees, therapy gyms, and equipment, so you receive the most advanced care and progressive treatment.
An assisted living residence is also conveniently located at Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire. Whether a short stay while you continue to regain strength prior to retuning home or you choose our assisted living as your next home, we are here to support you.
Full Spectrum of Care Options
Take advantage of our wide range of capabilities for personalized care. We collaborate with your physician and the professionals in our therapy, nutritional services, recreation, and social services departments. Learn more.
24/7 Skilled Nursing
Receive quality care by licensed nurses 24 hours a day. Our nursing team ensures your well-being with professional care in prevention, rehabilitation, education, and personal support. As your needs change, we are here to help you in a dignified and compassionate manner. Learn more.
Rest assured your loved one receives comfort, support, and compassionate care during their final days. We also have partnerships with area hospice agencies for those that desire this additional support service. Learn more.
Notable Features and Services
- Conveniently located near Hwy 93 S, Hwy 94, and multiple hospitals and clinics
- 34 private rooms each with a private restroom
- Several lounge areas, family room, and recreation center for gatherings and activities
- Three outdoor courtyards and surround walking path
- Three nutritious meals daily with snacks and beverages available 24-hours a day
- The on-site licensed restaurant Fireside Bistro is open to the public
- Access to licensed hair stylist/barber in the onsite salon
- A variety of daily activities encourage socialization and camaraderie, as well as routine community outings
- Community clergy provide worship services
- Housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services
Rated High Performing by U.S. News & World Report
The high performing rating for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care designates our nursing home with two Best Nursing Home badges for 2020-21. According to U.S. News, only 21% of nursing homes in the United States (15,000+) earned at least one badge. The designation is only given to those homes that satisfy U.S. News's assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.
Rated 4 Stars by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Star ratings assigned to the categories quality measures, staffing ratios, and annual health inspection results are combined to calculate an overall rating. (2020 National Average 3.12 | State Average 3.49)
On-Site Clinic Services
Avoid the hassle of transportation and inclement weather, as well as reduce your exposure to illness. While residing short-term or long-term at Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire, you can elect to use our on-site physician services. We collaborated with a local medical clinic to have a physician and NP provide on-site primary care services and address concerns or 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. The cost of the visit is covered by your insurance or Medicare coverage (exactly the same as if you went to the clinic). 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 physician will become your primary medical provider for the duration of your stay. Upon discharge, you will resume care with your community primary care physician. They will receive a summary of the care you received during your stay with us from our physician. Contact us to learn more.
LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® for Parkinson's Disease and Other Neurological Conditions
Let us help you achieve your goals! Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a standardized treatment protocol administered individually in 16, one-hour sessions over one month for out-patients or in-patients. Treatments are intensive and complex; however, they are accompanied by easy to understand instructions. Treatment promotes self-awareness of increasing and maintaining vocal loudness and movements. Daily homework practice and carryover exercises help individuals develop life-long habits. Learn more.
LSVT BIG® for Life
By previously completing the LSVT BIG� program, you qualify to attend weekly BIG for LIFE exercise sessions at Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire. The BIG for LIFE� class is not physical therapy, therefore, it is not billable to insurance. It is an optional group class with certified instructors designed to help you keep strong and moving BIG. To pre-register or ask questions, please call 715-895-9051. View class fee and dates.
While the Fireside Bistro provides convenience for Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire employees and visitors, the licensed restaurant is also open to the public. Please call with your pickup order 30 minutes ahead of time, 715-552-1035. View bistro menu and hours.
After being in the hospital, all I wanted to do was go home. But now, if I had to be anywhere recuperating away from home, this is the place I want to be! Everyone has been so kind, thoughtful, and pleasant. I can honestly say I have not had one bad experience my entire stay at Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire, and I've really enjoyed my time here!
I was completely dependent after a bad car accident that left me with compounding, debilitating injuries. I kept thinking, 'There's no way they're going to be able to fix this.' But, now I feel free! I can walk on my own and have regained most of my mobility. I will forever be grateful for the entire Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire team. Even when I felt like giving up, the employees never gave up on me.
At first, I wasn't too excited about being here, but the employees made me feel so at home, and I had so much fun with them. The therapists worked really well with me to get stronger and reach my goals, so that I could regain my independence. I learned a lot and felt encouraged. I would totally recommend this place to anyone. Thank you Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire!
When I first came to Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire, I couldn't even roll over without full assistance. The therapists worked not only with my body but also with my mind. They motivated me to do the things I needed to do to become independent. And now, I'm transitioning into assisted living. This experience not only restored my body, it restored my life!
I'm coming to rehabilitation at Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire twice a week to regain strength and balance in my legs. The neuropathy, the inactivity caused by COVID-19, and gradually slowing down over the years has taken its toll. I am improving physically and my goal is to keep living independently in my home for as long as I can.
I had an exceptional experience here, so much so that I requested to come back again after my second knee replacement surgery. I was impressed by the level of service that I received, and everyone was so knowledgeable and kind-hearted. Their positive attitude helps greatly when a person doesn't feel well.
This has been my second stay here, and I was so very pleased to be back again. The people here are wonderful to work with across all departments. This is such a wonderful place; I recommend it to all my friends and to anyone. Thank you, Dove Healthcare - South Eau Claire, for another excellent rehabilitation experience!
Meet Our Team
Ashley Smetana, NHA
Ashley Saucedo, RN
Director of Nursing, 2019
Alysia Arel, LPN
Assistant Director of Nursing & Infection Preventionist, 2009
Angella Niblett, PTA
Rehabilitation Director, 2015
Kris Modl, ACBSW
Social Services and Admissions Director, 1998
Nutritional Services Director, 2001
Recreation Director, 2010
Cassie Crystal, CSW
Admissions Coordinator, 2003
Tara Shilha, CSW
Social Worker & Admissions, 2018
Social Services, 2017
Laura Freels, RN
Nurse Case Manager, 2019
Jennifer Zelinger, RN
Nurse Case Manger, 2020
Hannah Ritsch, RDN, CD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 2021
Erin Hoelscher, PT
Physical Therapist, 2013
Sarah Marx, PT
Physical Therapist, 2018
Kelly Semerad, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant, 2010
Tracie Kreutzer, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant, 2010
Tanya Langan, OT
Occupational Therapist, 2017
Brenda Meinen, OT
Occupational Therapist, 2009
Occupational Therapist Assistant, 2005
Lauren Starkey, COTA
Occupational Therapist Assistant, 2011
Jozette Kitzrow, SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, 2010
Erik Dickson, MD
Medical Director, 2018
Jeremy Kiley, NHA
Regional Director of Operations, 2004
Regional Director of Finance, 2001
Regional Director of Community Relations, 2007
Jenny Risinger, PHR
Regional Director of Human Resources, 2009
Recruitment Specialist, 2019
Juliane Ader, BSW, MS, NHA
Health Information, Transportation, & Education Director, 2006