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Skilled Nursing

Receive quality care by licensed nurses 24 hours a day.

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Our Exceptional Nursing Services

When you choose Dove Healthcare, you will appreciate access to our wide range of capabilities and our experienced nursing team.

Our nurses truly get to know you and ensure your well-being with professional care in prevention, rehabilitation, education, and personal support. They collaborate with our therapy, nutritional services, recreation, and social services departments to provide you with care tailored to your needs, abilities, and preferences. Furthermore, our nurses communicate with medical providers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and obtain orders for labs, diagnostic imaging, and follow-ups which often prevent ER visits and potentially even costly hospital admissions. As your needs change, we are here to help you in a dignified and compassionate manner.

Each nursing home is unique, so be sure to contact us and learn about the capabilities available at the Dove Healthcare location in which you are interested for you or your loved one. We're here to support you every step of the way.

Nursing Services

  • Analgesic Pumps
  • Assistance with Transfers, including Mechanical Assist
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Bowel and Bladder Incontinence Care
  • Care for Early to Severe ALS, MS, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, CHF, COPD, and Cancer
  • Catheter and Colostomy Care
  • Complex Wound Care
  • Daily Weights
  • Diabetic Teaching & Management
  • Frequent Vital Sign Monitoring
  • Incentive Spirometry
  • INR
  • Intake and Output Monitoring
  • Isolation (for MRSA, VRE, etc.)
  • IV Medications
  • IV Fluids (initiation and maintenance)
  • Management of Infectious Diseases
  • Nebulizer Treatments
  • Neurological Care
  • O2 Saturation
  • Pain Management
  • PCA Management
  • Post-Dialysis Care
  • Surgical Drain Management

On-Site Diagnostic Testing

  • EKG
  • Cardiac Echo
  • Lab Tests
  • Mobile X-Ray
  • Venous Doppler

On-Site Consultations

  • 24/7 Direct Access to Your Physician
  • MD Wound Assessments
  • Pharmacist Consultation
  • Podiatry, Audiology, Optometry, and Dentistry
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Care Coordination
  • Transition Planning


  • AED
  • Bladder Scanner
  • Mechanical Lifts
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Specialized Air Mattresses


  • Enteral Feedings
  • Intake and Output Monitoring
  • Post-Dialysis Care
  • Personalized Therapeutic Diets Reviewed by Registered Dietitian
  • Therapeutic Interventions for Swallowing Difficulties and Aspiration Risk
  • Treatment of Dysphagia Disorders

Pharmacy Services

  • Pharmacy Services Available 24/7
  • Electronic Contingency Dispensing System


Reclaim your day with on-site hemodialysis. The first of its kind in the Chippewa Valley, there are numerous benefits for our short-term rehabilitation and Regional Vent Center patients receiving their dialysis on-site at Dove Healthcare – West Eau Claire and Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center. Learn more.

Wound Care

Heal faster with the assistance of our skilled nursing professionals. Your comfort is our primary concern. With extensive experience in treating wounds and preventing wounds, your care team works diligently to help you heal. Learn more.

Post-Hospital Care

Regain your strength and perform at your optimal level. Following a hospital stay, you may require a high level of nursing care and rehabilitation before you can successfully return home. Your treatment and length of stay will vary depending on your illness, injury, or medical condition. With the support from nursing and rehabilitation experts at a Dove Healthcare nursing home, you'll be feeling better, stronger, and ready to get back to life in no time. Contact us to learn more.

Restorative Therapy

Maintain your highest level of ability and independence. Available to both short-term and long-term residents, restorative therapy is a combination of rehabilitation and nursing skills. Specially trained, certified nursing assistants work directly with licensed nurses and licensed therapists to help you reach your highest level of functioning in activities of daily living. Together, they create a restorative program specifically designed with your goals in mind. Restorative aides encourage and assist you with functional activities, which may include exercises, stretching, walking, gait training, range of motion, dressing, grooming, hygiene, and dining. Contact us to learn more.

Mary Dorrance

I fell and broke my leg while I was at home. I was at the hospital for such a long time and was worried about what comes next. All of the employees at Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake have been helpful, and I will miss everyone that has spent time to help and work with me. Therapy especially took their time to get me independent again, which I did not think was possible!

Mary Dorrance, June 2020

Susan Danhouser

While I am excited to be heading home to Black River Falls this week, I am sad to leave the wonderful employees here. I can't say enough good things about the employees, and my stay was wonderful! The beautiful new facility, rooms, and equipment are an added bonus!

Susan Danhouser, May 2020

Joyce Mathews

All of the employees are very caring and dedicated to their jobs. They take great care of the patients. This includes the great care provided by everyone in rehabilitation. I would recommend Dove Healthcare -West Eau Claire to everyone.

Joyce Mathews, February 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

Dick Buckwheat

The employees at Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Cente are quick workers, easy to get along with, caring, understanding, and willing to go the extra mile for whatever you need. The therapists know how to challenge you, and they applaud when you accomplish specific tasks. It made it exciting to go day-to-day and see what I was going to accomplish.

Dick Buckwheat, January 2020

Start the Admission Process

Rely on our team of experienced professionals to assist you throughout the assessment and admission process. Our inquires and referrals for admission come from various sources, including hospitals, clinics, and other nursing homes or assisted living facilities, but you can also contact us directly. Our admissions coordinator will work with the care team and your physician to complete a thorough assessment prior to admission to verify we can meet your needs.

Learn more about admission to Dove Healthcare.

Katie Hoppe

Dove Healthcare - Bloomer

Katie Hoppe, CSW
Admissions Coordinator & Social Services, 2017
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Kathy Johnson

Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center

Kathy Johnson
Admissions Coordinator, 2021
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Julia Zeimetz

Dove Healthcare - Osseo

Julia Zeimetz
Admissions Coordinator & Social Services, 2021
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Cassie Crystal

Cassie Crystal, CSW
Admissions Coordinator, 2003
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Hannah Shankey

Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake

Hannah Shankey, NHA
Administrator, 2020
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Our Directors of Nursing

Meet the leaders of our nursing teams at our skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers.

Becky Gunnarson

Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center

Becky Gunnarson, RN
Director of Nursing, 2004
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Vickie Haney

Dove Healthcare - Rice Lake

Vickie Haney, RN
Director of Nursing, 2015
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Vanessa Harrison

Dove Healthcare - Bloomer

Vanessa Harrison, RN, WCC
Director of Nursing & Wound Care Nurse, 2017
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Shelby Kolar

Shelby Kolar, RN, DNS-CT
Director of Nursing, 2001
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Mandy Olson

Dove Healthcare - Osseo

Mandy Olson, RN
Director of Nursing, 2013
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Ashley Saucedo

Ashley Saucedo, RN
Director of Nursing, 2019
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