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Lapeer County Medical Care Facility

1455 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer • 810-664-8571 • www.lcmcf.org


The activities department at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (also known as Suncrest) strives to maintain and preserve the physical and mental health of their residents. The team of seven, directed by Mark Minor (center right), develops personal plans with each resident upon admission, and builds a sense of community among the facility with various pursuits. The activities department at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (also known as Suncrest) strives to maintain and preserve the physical and mental health of their residents. The team of seven, directed by Mark Minor (center right), develops personal plans with each resident upon admission, and builds a sense of community among the facility with various pursuits. MAYFIELD TWP. — Having served our community for more than a century, Lapeer County Medical Care Facility, also known as Suncrest, has firmly established its place as one of the most trusted and exceptional healthcare facilities in the region. With their dedicated staff of more than 400, the facility continues to house and treat hundreds of individuals every year.

Though Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (LCMCF) is more than 100 years old, the new technology, along with cutting-edge treatment and techniques, continue to push the 202-bed nursing facility forward and into the future. After a several-year renovation and addition, LCMCF now offers neighborhoods of private rooms for its residents with modern amenities and the same steadfast care.

“Now that our additions are up and running, having gone to private rooms is a big change for us and for our residents,” said Administrator Gary Easton. “Privacy is very valuable and is really the wave of the future in healthcare for dignity and respect, particularly for our baby boomer residents.”

The facility’s expansion marked a “cultural change” that made the environment more “home-like” for residents, according to Easton. The last phase of the expansion included more elevators, a beauty shop, training rooms, a new parking lot and, most noticeably, private resident rooms.

LCMCF continues its commitment to serve residents who need long-term care and extensive rehabilitation, and features many different departments geared to treating its residents and patients. Among the departments are exceptional rehabilitation and restorative nursing departments, each with a team of men and women who provide an essential step in their patients’ care.

In order to effectively serve residents, the rehabilitation and restorative nursing departments employ the service of the activities department, which is responsible for creating and adhering to a schedule of endeavors, movements, interests and pastimes for the patients at LCMCF.

Mark Minor, the activities director at LCMCF, said, “We provide activities based on patient and resident goals. On admission, we find out residents’ likes, hobbies, interests and what they’re capable of doing physically and mentally, and we establish goals to keep them active. Many residents enjoy baking or cooking, or some enjoy horse racing or bingo. And we have activities that center each of our residents and maintain their physical and mental health. We also take suggestions from our residents and strive to develop a sense of community among everyone.”

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