New Traverse City Medicare-Covered Skilled Care Company Launches to Secure Options for Families

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Registered nurse Tammy Tarsa, employer of 90 staff and owner of Integrity Home Health Care of Northern Michigan (Traverse City Chamber’s 2011 Small Business of the Year) has launched Integrity Skilled Care, 1501 S. Cass Street, Ste. C, Traverse City. In August 2012 and together with her mother and business partner, Anita Carlson, Tarsa received Medicare certification for Integrity Skilled Care. An independent company, Integrity Skilled Care provides Medicare-covered skilled care including nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and home health aide services.

Nurses Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton are among the most famous figures in history, and registered nurse Tammy Tarsa of Traverse City finds stride with her like-minded commitment to bring comfort to others. Tarsa, employer of 90 staff and owner of Integrity Home Health Care of Northern Michigan (Traverse City Chamber’s 2011 Small Business of the Year) has launched Integrity Skilled Care, 1501 S. Cass Street, Ste. C, Traverse City. In August 2012 and together with her mother and business partner, Anita Carlson, Tarsa received Medicare certification for Integrity Skilled Care. An independent company, Integrity Skilled Care provides Medicare-covered skilled care including nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and home health aide services.

Integrity Skilled Care, Inc. joins Munson Home Health as the only locally owned Medicare-certified skilled care companies in Grand Traverse County. “This is great news for this whole area,” offers Marsha Minervini, popular sales agent with RE/MAX Bayshore Properties, Ltd. conscious of the health services needs in Grand Traverse County. “Tammy and her team provide wonderful care, and for Integrity to go through the mounds of paperwork for this speaks highly for their business skills as well. Competition is good and is needed for home health care. Patients and caregivers now have a choice of two good options in the Traverse City area.”

The baby boomer population is aging, and northern Michigan’s significance as a retirement destination supports the 2010 census statistic that 13,000 people in Grand Traverse County (15 percent of the population) are 65 or older and eligible for Medicare. According to Tarsa, over the next 15 years, 19,000 county residents will turn 65.

Those seeking care in related areas often discover their primary contact is with nurses. Registered nurse Tarsa explains, “We have been pursuing this for 2 years, and the accreditation process is daunting to say nothing of the maze of government red tape. We are thrilled at this accomplishment and excited to offer the community another option for Medicare billable home health care.”

For more information about Medicare eligibility or the services of Integrity Skilled Care, Inc., please email Stephanie Wilson, Director of New Business Development, at stephaniew(at)ihcare(dot)net, or call 231-946-3000. Online visit their web site at http://www.integrityskilledcare.com. Integrity Skilled Care is located at 1501 S. Cass Street, Ste. C, Traverse City, MI 49684.

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