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Elkhart Meadows

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Virtual TourAt Elkhart Meadows, we think you’ll find it’s our caring people that make all the difference, a difference you’ll feel immediately when you meet our team members. They are all healthcare professionals who are trained specifically to serve our memory care residents. They will be there to answer your questions and give you the solutions and peace of mind that are so important. You’ll quickly find that our staff becomes an extension of your family.

Elkhart Meadows recently transitioned into an all memory care community to better serve those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Each resident of Elkhart Meadows will benefit from the dementia care and services offered, along with the freedom, comfort and security of living in a senior community.

We are conveniently located just six miles from Elkhart General Hospital. You’ll rest easy knowing that great medical care in the Elkhart, IN area is just minutes away. For those who enjoy shopping, the beautiful Elkhart downtown area is close by and features quaint shops, coffee houses and some of the best restaurants in town.

Call and ask for a member of our admissions team for more information or stop by and visit. We look forward to serving you!

  • Auguste’s Cottage Memory Care

    Auguste’s Cottage is a structured, research-based memory care program. We utilize a person-centered, wellness-based model of care that incorporates stimulating daily activities to sustain independence and promote a healthy spirit. Auguste’s Cottage is a self-contained center within our care community. The concept is to focus on maintaining a secure, home environment where residents have a sense of belonging and meaning each and every day. We offer:

    • A Meaningful Day activity program that builds on the four domains of wellness
    • An emphasis on holistic and innovative care philosophies
    • A reminiscent and dementia supportive living environment

    Auguste’s Cottage is a self-contained center within our communities. We surround residents with artwork and special personal items from their past to help foster a sense of belonging and cultivate feelings of security. Plants adorn the halls and pets visit frequently. This protected environment fosters dignity and supports autonomy by reducing challenges.

  • Long-Term Care

    Long Term Care is a great option for those who struggle with daily tasks and can no longer be cared for at home due to illness, injury, frailty or other limitations. Under the guidance of an attending physician, Long Term Care is provided in our communities by licensed nurses, specially-trained health care aides and a full interdisciplinary care team.

    Long Term Care includes a variety of services, including social services and activities as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies to assist our residents in maintaining the highest level of independence possible. Our settings are home-like, cheerful, soothing and secure to ensure the highest quality of life for our residents.

    Along with private pay, ASC is proud to accept a wide variety of payment options including Medicaid for qualified applicants. Our Medicaid specialists can assist you and your family through the application process.

  • Respite Care

    While it’s natural for caregivers to allow their own needs to get pushed aside, it’s important for them to realize that they deserve a break from their responsibilities in order to properly care for themselves.

    This is where senior respite care can make a difference in a caregiver’s life. Respite stays are an option for those who need respite care services for elderly friends or family on a short-term basis. This allows home caregivers the ability to travel, start a new job, recuperate from an illness, or pursue other interests. Many find respite stays are the perfect option for recovery from surgery or hospitalization.

    Should a short stay require extended care, we can accommodate that, too. We carefully examine the needs of our respite guests and provide the level of care required to make their stay comfortable and enjoyable. Family members leave with the confidence that their loved one is safe and in good hands.

  • Hospice Care

    Hospice and palliative care for seniors is designed to provide comfort, care, and pain relief for those facing terminal illness. Hospice care involves a team approach to supporting patients and their families with expert medical care and pain management, along with meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of both the patient and the family.

    Hospice and palliative care represent a compassionate approach to end-of-life care, assuring the best quality of life and allowing your loved ones to live as comfortably as possible. American Senior Communities partners with local hospice companies to offer comprehensive hospice services, including skilled nursing care, respite care, spiritual and bereavement counseling, medical equipment and supplies, social services, and pharmacy services. By assembling an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, aides, volunteers, social workers and clergy, we are able to serve the special needs of hospice patients and their families.

We are in this together.

The coronavirus pandemic has deeply impacted lives in our local community and lives all around the world. According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19. At American Senior Communities, we are working tirelessly to reduce the spread of this virus and its effects on our residents and employees. This includes aggressive testing.

Open communication with families and loved ones is an extremely important priority for us. Below is the most current COVID-19 data for this community.

RESIDENT DATA

  • “Confirmed active cases (residents)” This number indicates the current number of residents who have tested positive. These residents may or may not have symptoms of the illness but have had a test indicating the presence of COVID-19. These residents are cared for with enhanced infection control techniques by our dedicated staff. Residents who test positive for COVID-19 reside separately from those who test negative to limit the spread of the illness.
  • “New cases in the last 72 hours (residents)” This accounts for the number of residents newly diagnosed.
  • “Deaths related to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours” It is with great sadness that we report any resident we love and care for has passed. The number below indicates the number of residents that passed away in the last 24 hours that were confirmed or suspected to have had COVID-19. This includes residents with other conditions/diagnoses that may have led to their passing but were also diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • “Total deaths of residents” This indicates the total number of residents that passed away who were confirmed or suspected to have had COVID-19. This includes residents with other conditions/diagnoses that may have led to their passing but were also diagnosed with COVID-19. Our hearts are heavy as we grieve along with their families.
  • “Total recovered residents” This indicates the number of residents who have recovered utilizing the CDC’s symptom-based strategy. Under this guidance, 10 days must pass after the first symptom(s) appear or 10 days from the first positive test for those that remain asymptomatic. Additionally, there must be 24 hours with no fever with use of fever-reducing medications, and improvement in symptoms. The time period used depends on the resident’s severity of illness and if they are severely immunocompromised, which may be extended up to 20 days and may need consultation with an infection control expert. Residents that are asymptomatic but have tested positive for COVID-19 must continue to be symptom free for 10 days before they would be considered recovered.

RESIDENT AND EMPLOYEE DATA

  • “New cases of respiratory illness among resident and/or employees in the last 72 hours” A “Yes” indicates that three or more new cases of respiratory illness have occurred in the last 72-hours in residents and/or staff within the community.

EMPLOYEE DATA

  • “Confirmed active cases (employees)” This accounts for the number of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are directed to self-isolate at home.
  • “New cases in the last 72 hours (employees)” This accounts for the number of employees newly diagnosed and are directed to self-isolate at home.
  • “Total recovered employees” This number indicates the total number of employees who, at some point, tested positive for COVID-19 but have since recovered and have been cleared to return to work.

Our residents and the families we serve are very important to us. We will continue to move forward with compassion, an abundance of caution and quality care. For general information and updates, visit ASCCare.com/COVID19update.

We are in this together. Thank you for your continued support.

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“We have been very pleased with the care our father has received during the first few months of his residency at Elkhart. It has been a difficult transition for him as he has had several major life changes in a very short amount of time. The staff here has been helpful and patient with him and us. We appreciate their dedication to their residents and families.”

— Esther Walter, daughter of resident

“If you are looking for a place for your loved one where they show love, compassion and respect everyday then this is the place you have been looking for. The care is unbeatable, and the whole staff contributes by treating each patient as if they were caring for one of their own family members. We have been in a lot of nursing homes, but I can tell you this is by far the best place for your loved one. For my own sister, I couldn’t ask for any more than these great people are giving her.”

— Pauline Chambers, sister of resident

“My husband is a resident at Elkhart with dementia. All of the staff members are very kind and caring. They seem to understand their patients. The meals that are served here are excellent, too! I would really commend Elkhart to your anyone in need of memory care.”

— Jane Simpson, wife of resident

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