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Friday, June 21

We took a packed bus up to Irvine Park last week where we enjoyed a picnic lunch, toured the zoo, checked out the duck pond, and even goofed around on the playground! We had such a delightful time and really enjoyed a beautiful, sunshiney day with some surprise visits from family members. What a wonderful outing filled with lots of laughs and joy!

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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.

Full Spectrum of Care Options


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. Outpatient therapy services are provided as well. Learn more.

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Start outpatient physical therapy within 48 hours Monday-Friday. Do you feel like you are losing strength? Are you worried about falling? Are your normal activities painful? Recover in your home while benefiting from our physical therapists. Whether your condition is acute or chronic, take control of your health by taking advantage of our specialized physical therapy, including speech and occupational therapy. We will take the lead checking your insurance benefits and contacting your doctor. Sessions take place in our physical therapy gyms located in Bloomer, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Osseo, and Rice Lake. You'll appreciate quick, easy access to the therapy gym from our front door with parking nearby. Contact us for a free consult.

Nursing Home

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.

End-of-Life Care

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
  • 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

Visit the admissions page for additional services and amenities.

Rated High Performing by U.S. News & World Report

The high performing rating designates our nursing home with a 2024 Best Nursing Home badge. According to U.S. News, only 19% of nursing homes in the United States earned high performing status. 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 5 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. (2023 National Average 2.87 | State Average 2.98)

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.

Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy for Parkinson's Disease and Other Neurological Diseases

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.

Lois Williams

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!

Lois Williams, June 2021

Margie Flaskrud

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.

Margie Flaskrud, May 2021

Randy Rands

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!

Randy Rands, February 2021

Ron Janke

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!

Ron Janke, March 2021

Richard Greene

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.

Richard Greene, April 2021

Lynn Goodearl

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.

Lynn Goodearl, July 2021

Mary Berg

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!

Mary Berg, July 2021

Meet Our Team

David Jacobson

David Jacobson
Administrator, 2017
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Shane Renner

Shane Renner, RN, LTC-CIP
Director of Nursing, 2019
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Angella Niblett

Angella Niblett, PTA
Regional Director of Rehabilitation, 2015
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Kris Modl

Kris Modl, BSW, CSW, ACBSW
Admissions Director, 1998
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Sheila Moehle

Sheila Moehle
Nutritional Services Director, 2001
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Mandy Alvar

Mandy Alvar
Recreation Director, 2010
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Aaron Grangaard

Aaron Grangaard
Maintenance Director, 2021
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Sheila Niemuth

Sheila Niemuth
Environmental Services Director, 2023
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Cassie Chrystal

Cassie Chrystal, CSW
Admissions Coordinator, 2003
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Claire Belrose

Claire Belrose
Social Services Coordinator, 2024
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Heather Luedtke

Heather Luedtke
Social Services Coordinator, 2024
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Ashley Cetnar

Ashley Cetnar, RN
Nurse Case Manager, 2024
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Lexi Heiman

Lexi Heiman, RN
Nurse Case Manager, 2023
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Molly Ocelotl

Molly Ocelotl, RN, WCC
Nurse Case Manager & Wound Care Nurse, 2018
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Corie Peters

Corie Peters, RN
Nurse Case Manager, 2024
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Jennie Sturgis

Jennie Sturgis, RN
Nurse Case Manager, 2023
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Lori VanDamme

Lori VanDamme, RN
Infection Preventionist, 2024
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Nicole Brugioni

Nicole Brugioni, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, 2023
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Lauren Starkey

Lauren Starkey, COTA
Rehabilitation Manager, 2011
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Sarah Marx

Sarah Marx, PT
Physical Therapist, 2018
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Alisa Knudtson

Alisa Knudtson, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant, 2022
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Valerie Meskill

Valerie Meskill, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant, 2022
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Courtney Ewoldt

Courtney Ewoldt, OT
Occupational Therapist, 2016
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Krista Hall

Krista Hall, COTA
Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2021
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Carrie Johnson

Carrie Johnson, COTA
Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2005
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Tracy Bates

Tracy Bates, SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, 2019
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Erik Dickson

Erik Dickson, MD
Medical Director, 2018
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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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