Bell Tower Residence

(866) 827-4997

1500 O Day St, MERRILL, WI


Services

  • Assisted Living
  • Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite
  • Hospice
  • Continued Care Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
Bell Tower Residence
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1500 O DAY ST
MERRILL
WI
54452
USA
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User Reviews

04/08/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My father received excellent care at this facility. The staff and administration went out of their way to provide the best care possible. The Activities Department kept him engaged and active both at Bell Tower Residence and in the community. The trips around the community were always welcomed. The chaplains on staff provided him with a listening ear. Although run by the Holy Cross Sisters, a Catholic group of religious women, they also provided ministers the opportunity to use the facility for non-denominational services. We didn't have to move dad when things progressed. Hospice helped along with the staff and he stayed in the same room. Thank you Bell Tower Residence.

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  • Care
  • Cleanliness

    02/09/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Bell Tower residence provided my mother care for approx. 5 years. Please read the entire review. During her initial years, when she wa mostly able to care for herself, it was a great place for her to live. Easy access to bus for trips into town, clinic and hospital. CNAs there provided her care as needed. BUT...as her needs grew, and her provider designated care level increased (meaning you pay more) her needs were not met. Yes, her needs were greater, but management DID NOT PROVIDE STAFFING TO ENABLE THE AIDES TO PROVIDE THE CARE MY MOTHER PAID FOR. Staffing is minimal to say the least, so CNAs are not able to provide the care that residents need. On the day shift, there is an RN or LPN for each floor. On the evening or night shift, and weekends from Friday about 4 to Monday at about 8, there is not. So as your parents needs increase, there will be no new treatments or medications started until Monday. Now this may not sound like a problem to you... What if you parent gets an infection? No antibiotics until Monday. When we moved mom in, it was with the understanding that she wouldn't have to move again. She did not have an IV, catheter, or any other assistive technology except oxygen. When WE finally nade the difficult decision to place her in a nursing home, the care far exceeded the little more we paid. I have talked to others who had the same experiences at Bell Tower. It is a very pretty place, clean, and the CNAs are very good. Management will decieve you (yes, the ARE nuns) into thinking its all your partne will ever need. All I can say is beware, watch your bill, and be there with your parent as often as you can because YOU will need to eversee the care yourself.


    Response: I disagree with the above comment. After my father has moved several places because of his health, I have found my father had the best care that we could ask for. Bell Tower is an assisted living facility which they clearly explain that Nursing is not needed but is provided. We found that the management were very helpful if questions or concerns came up on weekends. They have nurses on call and assisted us 24 hours a day. Medications and other antibiotics are not just given monday through friday. My fathers medications were given on weekends. My father was well taken care of by the CNA's. This person complained of paying more as the level of issues increased? I found that the more my father could do, the less it was. As he began to fail, prices were fixed in accordance to his care. Why wouldn't you expect that? I compliment Bell Tower for charging what is only right. The other place charge one fee, which my father paid as much as someone who need a lot more care. That was not fair. Also, the activities department was out of this world. So many activities for him to choose from and kept him active with quality activities. Activities were not just ball toss. I found the Activity Director really had many helpful ideas to help keep my father active and was very well educated in dementia and alzheimer's. I know many people in Merrill that would agree with me that Bell Tower was a great place to put my father and i have never doubted my decision.

    Response: I disagree with the above comment. After my father has moved several places because of his health, I have found my father had the best care that we could ask for. Bell Tower is an assisted living facility which they clearly explain that Nursing is not needed but is provided. We found that the management were very helpful if questions or concerns came up on weekends. They have nurses on call and assisted us 24 hours a day. Medications and other antibiotics are not just given monday through friday. My fathers medications were given on weekends. My father was well taken care of by the CNA's. This person complained of paying more as the level of issues increased? I found that the more my father could do, the less it was. As he began to fail, prices were fixed in accordance to his care. Why wouldn't you expect that? I compliment Bell Tower for charging what is only right. The other place charge one fee, which my father paid as much as someone who need a lot more care. That was not fair. Also, the activities department was out of this world. So many activities for him to choose from and kept him active with quality activities. Activities were not just ball toss. I found the Activity Director really had many helpful ideas to help keep my father active and was very well educated in dementia and alzheimer's. I know many people in Merrill that would agree with me that Bell Tower was a great place to put my father and i have never doubted my decision.

    Response: I disagree with the above comment. After my father has moved several places because of his health, I have found my father had the best care that we could ask for. Bell Tower is an assisted living facility which they clearly explain that Nursing is not needed but is provided. We found that the management were very helpful if questions or concerns came up on weekends. They have nurses on call and assisted us 24 hours a day. Medications and other antibiotics are not just given monday through friday. My fathers medications were given on weekends. My father was well taken care of by the CNA's. This person complained of paying more as the level of issues increased? I found that the more my father could do, the less it was. As he began to fail, prices were fixed in accordance to his care. Why wouldn't you expect that? I compliment Bell Tower for charging what is only right. The other place charge one fee, which my father paid as much as someone who need a lot more care. That was not fair. Also, the activities department was out of this world. So many activities for him to choose from and kept him active with quality activities. Activities were not just ball toss. I found the Activity Director really had many helpful ideas to help keep my father active and was very well educated in dementia and alzheimer's. I know many people in Merrill that would agree with me that Bell Tower was a great place to put my father and i have never doubted my decision. I think who ever wrote this obviously never spent any time visiting her mother.

    Response: I disagree with the above comment. After my father has moved several places because of his health, I have found my father had the best care that we could ask for. Bell Tower is an assisted living facility which they clearly explain that Nursing is not needed but is provided. We found that the management were very helpful if questions or concerns came up on weekends. They have nurses on call and assisted us 24 hours a day. Medications and other antibiotics are not just given monday through friday. My fathers medications were given on weekends. My father was well taken care of by the CNA's. This person complained of paying more as the level of issues increased? I found that the more my father could do, the less it was. As he began to fail, prices were fixed in accordance to his care. Why wouldn't you expect that? I compliment Bell Tower for charging what is only right. The other place charge one fee, which my father paid as much as someone who need a lot more care. That was not fair. Also, the activities department was out of this world. So many activities for him to choose from and kept him active with quality activities. Activities were not just ball toss. I found the Activity Director really had many helpful ideas to help keep my father active and was very well educated in dementia and alzheimer's. I know many people in Merrill that would agree with me that Bell Tower was a great place to put my father and i have never doubted my decision. I think who ever wrote this obviously never spent any time visiting her mother.

    Response: I disagree with the above comment. After my father has moved several places because of his health, I have found my father had the best care that we could ask for. Bell Tower is an assisted living facility which they clearly explain that Nursing is not needed but is provided. We found that the management were very helpful if questions or concerns came up on weekends. They have nurses on call and assisted us 24 hours a day. Medications and other antibiotics are not just given Monday through Friday. My fathers medications were given on weekends. My father was well taken care of by the CNA's. This person complained of paying more as the level of issues increased? I found that the more my father could do, the less it was. As he began to fail, prices were fixed in accordance to his care. Why wouldn't you expect that? I compliment Bell Tower for charging what is only right. The other place charge one fee, which my father paid as much as someone who need a lot more care. That was not fair. Also, the activities department was out of this world. So many activities for him to choose from and kept him active with quality activities. Activities were not just ball toss. I found the Activity Director really had many helpful ideas to help keep my father active and was very well educated in dementia and Alzheimer's. I know many people in Merrill that would agree with me that Bell Tower was a great place to put my father and i have never doubted my decision. I think who ever wrote this obviously never spent any time visiting her mother.



    Description of Bell Tower Residence in MERRILL, WI

    Built In 1990 , Number of Beds : 90

    Encompassing a broad range of living arrangements and care options, nursing home services offered by Bell Tower Residence are designed to provide you with all that you need to live as comfortably and enjoyably as possible. Nursing homes provide skilled care for seniors who need continuous, long-term medical attention or shorter-term rehabilitation. The level of care depends on the medical needs of each resident, but typically residents receive nursing support and daily assistance with the activities of living, such as bathing, grooming, and dressing. Most residents share a room, with nutritious meals offered in a central dining room. An activity director plans an activity and events plan to nurture mental, physical, and social well-being. Bell Tower Residence is a community where you'll experience a comfortable new beginning with a dedicated staff. In this community, residents find a full range of nursing home services, as well as a helpful, caring staff. Nursing home care provides skilled care for seniors who need continuous, long-term medical attention or shorter-term rehabilitation. If you are looking for the perfect nursing home services for you or a loved one, call today to find out more.

    Source: OurParents.com

    Amenities

    Parking & Transportation
    • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
    • Transportation Provided by Facility
    • Resident Parking
    • Guest Parking
    Community Services
    • Activity Director
    • Beautician/Barber
    • Chapel/Religious Services
    • Clubhouse/Meeting Rooms
    • Computer/Internet Access
    • Garden
    • Guest Dining
    • Guest Lodging
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Room(s)
    • Laundry Service
    • Library
    • Maintenance Director
    • Billiards/Pool Room
    • Sauna/Whirlpool
    • Storage
    • TV/Media Room
    Dining Options
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Snack
    • Restaurant Style
    • Room Service as Needed
    • Ethnic Meals
    • Gluten-Free
    • Low Sugar
    • Vegetarian
    • Low Sodium
    Security
    • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
    • 24 Hour Controlled Access
    • Emergency In-Room Call System
    • Fire Sprinkler System
    Personal Assistance
    • Foot Care
    • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
    • Catheter Management
    • Sitting, Standing, Walking
    • Toileting
    • Medication Management
    Behavioral Support
    • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
    • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
    • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
    Special Health Conditions
    • Management of an I.V.
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Breathing Support with Oxygen
    • Broken Bones
    • Cancer
    • Colostomy or Urostomy
    • Depression
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
    • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
    • Immune Deficiency
    • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
    • Osteoporosis
    • Stroke
    • Tendency To Fall
    • Diabetic Diet
    • Oral Medication
    • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
    • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
    On-Site Therapy
    • Massage Therapy
    Memory Care Services
    • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
    • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
    • Specialty Trained Staff
    • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
    • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
    • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
    • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
    • Dementia Stage 1
    • Dementia Stage 2
    • Dementia Stage 3
    • Dementia Stage 4
    • Dementia Stage 5
    • Dementia Stage 6
    • Dementia Stage 7

    Demographic Profile for MERRILL, WI, 54452

    People

    Male Population
    49.27%
    Female Population
    50.73%
    Median Age
    40.2 Years
    Average Household Income
    $48,127

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    Overall
    15% Below
    Cost of Food
    4% Below
    Utilities
    8% Above
    Miscellaneous
    3% Below

    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    93.5 / 100
    Water Quality
    60 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    94 / 100
    Physicians per 100k
    103.6

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    3
    Property Crimes
    5