A Place to Live, Fully and with Purpose

Bay Bluffs continues to maintain all local, state and federal requirements related to the prevention of COVID 19 within our community.
Visitation is limited and can be scheduled by calling us at 231-526-2161.

Bay Bluffs Foundation

Who we are: Founded in 2006, the Foundation is a 501 ( C ) 3, non-profit organization created as a vehicle for donors to support special programs and services of the nursing facility.

What we do: Raise money to support capital needs or special projects and programs that enhance the quality of life of residents at Bay Bluffs, the Emmet County Medical Care Facility. Foundation contributions are used to support programs and services not supported by traditional reimbursement.

Why we do it: Bay Bluffs opened its doors to Emmet County residents in 1966 with the purpose of providing skilled nursing care for all, without regard to the ability to pay or payer source. With no operating millage, the Foundation is a critical component of the long-term viability of Bay Bluffs for future generations.

Giving opportunities: memorial or tribute gifts, grants, donor designated one-time or multi-year gifts.

Current donor designated funds

  • Pandemic Recovery Funds: Pandemic recovery funds will be used to offset purchase of needed personal protective equipment and support the capital budget for 2020 that is now being used for operating due to the reduction in resident census and lack of admissions due to COVID-19.
  • Music and Memory Program Fund
  • “Positive Approach to Care” Fund
  • Activities Program Fund
  • Staff Support Fund
  • Capital Project Fund
  • Unrestricted Fund


Bay Bluffs Foundation- Board of Directors

  • Mike Hinz (Chair)
  • Janet Gentle
  • Lisa Blanchard
  • Charlie MacInnis
  • William Marshall, Sr.
  • Jim Schroeder
  • Valerie Wilson
  • Kristen Smith
  • Lisa Ashley (Secretary)

For more information on the Bay Bluffs Foundation, visit www.supportbaybluffs.org or contact Lisa Ashley at (231) 526-4400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.