(906) 228-9252

701 Homestead St, Marquette, MI 49855

About Us

Norlite is a family-owned 99-bed skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, established on Homestead Street in Marquette in 1972.  We’re conveniently located next to UPHS-Marquette, so transport takes less than 5 minutes from door-to-door.  Our medical teams share many of the same personnel, meaning your care can be better managed across the healthcare continuum.

Come take a tour!  Visits can be scheduled 24/7 by calling the main line.

A variety of 18 to 20 distinct Activities take place each day, with daily staples including Coffee & Exercise at 8:30am, to Daily Happy Hour at 2:15pm, and ending with Bingo, starting at 7:00pm.  There’s never a dull moment at Norlite!  New Residents are impressed with the opportunities for socialization, the customer service, and the warm family-like treatment from staff.

Norlite's Mission Statement

We believe that each Resident is entitled to the best possible care through safe, engaging, and person-centered programming. We recognize the inherent dignity of each individual, who is part of a family and a community, and who has physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. Our goal is to assist each Resident to maintain his or her highest level of health & functioning as long as possible, and to ensure they live their life to the fullest while on our campus!

Our Community

Marquette County was founded and developed because of its rich deposits of iron ore. Miners from around the world found their way here to make a better life for their families bringing ore up from the veins beneath. Michigamme, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Republic and Forsyth Township all have historical societies and museums that showcase the spirit of each area’s pioneers and their way of life.

Marquette County is home to arguably the best hiking, biking, kayaking and camping in the world.  Retirees have increasingly flocked to the area, realizing just what it means to live in “God’s Country.”

In the past several years, Marquette county has been awarded two major awards as one of the top ten finalists in the All American City competition and was named as one of the Most Livable Cities. Marquette county is located in the center of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which was recently named one of the top ten destinations in the world to visit, and is home to Northern Michigan University and one of two Olympic Training Centers in the United States.

Our Services

Many staff members are involved in the daily care of our residents. Our goal is to achieve a home-like atmosphere, while simultaneously maintaining the highest standards of medical care for you or your loved ones. Our many-faceted system of daily care includes:

  • Administrator, Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Nursing staff consisting of RN’s and LPN’s. These nurses are assigned to each of Norlite’s four wings and responsible for administering medications, treatments, assessments, and notification to the physician of any changes in the Residents’ condition.
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) are direct care-givers who are responsible for seeing to the Resident’s daily needs related to bathing, dressing, eating and personal care.
  • Rehabilitation Nursing Department consists of nurses, CNA’s, and LPN’s. They focus primarily on wound and skin care, nail care and they also assist with special exercise programs.
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy Departments evaluate and treat all residents referred here for specific treatments. Residents are seen Monday through Friday by certified therapists.
  • Social Work is responsible for coordinating admissions, giving facility tours and meeting with potential residents and their families to answer any questions.
  • Activities Department is responsible for evaluating residents’ preferences for planned events both within and outside of the facility. They arrange for Church Services, pastoral visits, musicians, therapy animals, volunteer visitors and social events within the facility and also plan outside events of interest such as the circus, Willow Farm, a pastie picnic at Presque Isle, etc. Marq-Tran bus is very accomodating to our residents for such outings.
  • Maintenance Staff is in-house seven days a week during the day, and on-call at night.
  • Dietary Staff prepares menus a month in advance and Resident diets are reviewed regularly by a Registered Dietician. All meals are prepared fresh, offering a main selection and a substitute, if preferred. Any and all special requests are welcome, provided the food item is within the Residents’ prescribed diet. If you would like to join your family member for any meal of the day, you may purchase meal tickets at the Front Office.
  • Multi-disciplinary Care conferences are held every three months for our residents. You will be notified by mail of the date and time. Contact the Care Conference Coordinator.
  • Our beautician comes to the facility every Tuesday and Thursday. Hair appointments can be arranged at the Front Office.

U.P. Rehab services is the rehabilitation leader across the Upper Peninsula in Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Athletic Therapy. We partner with UP Rehab to provide the best care available in the area.

Employment Opportunities

We are now hiring RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s and Housekeepers.

See our full list of job opportunities HERE.

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(906) 228-9252


701 Homestead St.

Marquette, MI 49855

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