Dementia Services

Dementia Services

There are more than 13,000 men and women in Michigan who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia. As such, Grand Traverse Pavilions seeks to offer a continuum of dementia services to individuals, who need support in the greater Grand Traverse region.

The Pavilions provides assisted living in Willow Cottage to residents with early stage dementia. As the disease progresses, mid to later-stage care is available in Elm Pavilion within the main building.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The association reports more than 5 million people are living with the disease in the United States. Among seniors, one in three dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

Today, the national organization states an American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 68 seconds. In 2050, an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds. As the population ages, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 7 million in a little over a decade - a 40 percent increase

In addition to the individual who is the victim of the disease, the impact also takes a toll on the caregivers. Last year, the Alzheimer’s Association noted 15.4 million family and friends provided 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia.

Dementia Services

Contact the Admissions Office at (231) 932-3050 for details on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia services at Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Click HERE to view the Dementia Care Handout. 



Grand Traverse Pavilions is proud to be recognized by the U.S. News as a High Performing facility in both the Long-Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation categories.

Short-Term Care

The quality of care provided at the more than 15,000 U.S. nursing homes, also sometimes called skilled nursing facilities, varies widely. Grand Traverse Pavilions is among the top 5% of nursing home evaluated and one of only 708 facilities nationwide recognized for dual-facility designation. U.S. News wants to help families research facilities and find a nursing home that excels in the type of care they need. The U.S. New Best Nursing Homes ratings offer individuals and families a starting point in their search for a nursing home, whether they are in need of short-term rehabilitation or long-term care.

- U.S. News and World Report

Now Hiring!

Now Hiring! Certified Nurse Aides with full-time positions offering a starting wage of $18.02/hour, with $2.00/hour shift differential and $1.00/hour weekend differential. Position performs basic resident care activities and related non-professional services in caring for the personal needs and comfort of residents. Qualified must have already completed a recognized Nurse Aide Training program and obtain a current State of Michigan certification.

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Be part of our Campus Wide Beautification Project!  We will be accepting orders throughout the year to enhance our beautiful campus.  Bricks, Park Benches, Picnic Tables and more can be purchased!


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Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000