River’s Bend Health Services

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Our Story

At River’s Bend Health Services, our goal is to create an environment that affords our residents the opportunity to be a partner in the care they receive, to develop trusting relationships with our caregivers, and to reach their highest level of independence. We are passionate about making our center The Right Choice for you or your loved one.

Our center is located in the heart of Manitowoc and we have been serving Manitowoc and surrounding communities since 1997. We are proud to be part of the Manitowoc Chamber of Commerce and the Manitowoc Kiwanis Club.

Call us today for more information and to schedule a tour.

How We're Rated

2020 Resident Survey - Quality of Nursing Care



  • At least one Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant in the facility 5 or more days/week 
  • In house Lab testing capabilities 
  • In house X-rays 
  • In house EKG 
  • Bladder Ultrasound 
  • Venous Doppler 
  • Swallow Studies 
  • Social services
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Respiratory Therapy 
  • Speech Therapy 
  • Daily Weights** 
  • Glucose monitoring** 
  • Nebulizer Treatments** 
  • Incentive spirometry** 
  • Wound Care 
  • IV Fluids (initiation and maintenance) 
  • IV Antibiotics 
  • IV Meds 
  • PICC Management 
  • Isolation for infection control 
  • Tracheostomy Management 
  • Automatic Defibrillator
  • Life Vest
  • Full Pharmacy Services 
  • Emergency Kit 
  • Comprehensive Dining 
  • Activity Services 
  • Discharge Planning
  • In-house psych services
  • In-house wound services by a physician

*some in house services may be telehealth services
**services must be supported by physician orders 

Managed Care Partners

We know determining proper insurance coverage can be a burden. Our team is here to speak with you about any questions you or your loved one may have as you continue the healthcare journey. We accept the following plans.*

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Childrens Community Health Plan
  • Cigna of Wisconsin
  • Common Ground Health Care
  • Community Care, Inc.
  • Corvel Corporation
  • Exceedent
  • Group Health of Eau Claire
  • Health Partners Inc / Robin Health
  • Health Payment Systems
  • Health Tradition
  • Humana
  • iCare
  • Managed Health Services
  • Molina WI
  • Network Health Plan
  • Quartz
  • Security Health Plan
  • The Alliance
  • TriCare
  • Trilogy
  • United Healthcare
  • WEA Trust
  • WPS
  • VA

Our center may be able to accept additional managed care plans. Call (414) 581-0169 to speak with a member of our team.


"River’s Bend was able to help me through a difficult time in my life. I was in need of wound care and rehab. River’s Bend was able to supply me with both. This was my first time in a rehab center and I could not have gone to a better one. The therapists were wonderful and the nursing staff attentive. All of the staff were really nice and concerned about me. Now back at home, I continue to do out-patient therapy at River’s Bend. I would like to thank all the staff at River’s Bend for helping me get back home again.”

– Arleen Hastreiter

"River’s Bend is the next best thing to home. It is very, very clean, nice, and quiet. The nursing service is great. The visiting hours are very flexible. Good food served with a smile. My doctor and wife had a lot to do with the decision to go to River’s Bend and I agreed. It is a good home.”

– William (Bill) Johnson

"They are helpful, friendly and pleasant. I appreciate activities offered...music events, holiday parties, etc."

Caring Connections

We are committed to customer and employee satisfaction.
Caring Connections is how our residents, their loved ones, and our staff can tell us about their experience. Share a concern you may have or give a staff member kudos of the care they give.

Call, email or log in anytime. Our helpline is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 833-480-0050 (si habla espanol, marque 800-216-1288)

Email: caringconnections@nshorehc.com

Web: www.lighthouse-services.com/nshorehc

Join our team and receive FREE training and testing to be a CNA through the WisCaregiver Careers program while you work.
It’s the start to a great career in making a difference every day.

To get started, browse our currently available nurse aide trainee opportunities.

If our center does not currently have an opportunity listed please contact Recruitment@nshorehc.com for further assistance.

Start Making a Difference Today

Trust, engagement, competence, respect, and passion – these are the values under which we operate every day. Our dedicated team of professionals strives to deliver quality care to our residents and their families and we are seeking exceptional individuals to join our team. We celebrate our team members through our Employee of the Month program and recognize their work with our CARES philosophy. We engage our team with food events, snacks, fun games and challenges. It is our mission to ensure that our staff is treated with respect. We provide the tools and resources needed to not only do their current job, but also help them achieve their professional goals. We may have different job titles and different responsibilities but no one person is put before another. We are a team. So if you value being a leader, working in a progressive environment, and having opportunities to grow in your career, our center is The Right Choice for you. We offer a benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Click Find Your Career to view our job openings at this center or others in the North Shore Healthcare family.

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Contact Information

960 S Rapids Rd. Manitowoc, WI 54220


(920) 684-0199

Referral Fax

(833) 254-2626