At 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!
As experts in memory care, American Senior Communities has reimagined person-centered, life-enhancing care in a way that is engaging, yet safe. With COVID-19 VACCINATION rates increasing and local county rates of infection decreasing, It’s Time. It’s time to consider Memory Care for your loved one and you can do so with confidence at American Senior Communities. To learn more click here.
While a cure for Alzheimer’s disease does not yet exist, many options are available that enable those with the disease or other forms of memory loss to enjoy a higher quality of life. The progression of Alzheimer’s and the symptoms that accompany it often make it difficult for family members to continue care at home. In response, we’ve created Auguste’s Cottage, a program specializing in serving each individual through their unique experience with memory loss.
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. The concept is to focus on maintaining a secure environment where residents have a sense of belonging and meaning each and every day. We offer:
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 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.
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 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.
American Senior Communities Receives Customer Approved Award from NRC Health
American Senior Communities is a proud recipient of the NRC 2020 Customer Approved Award.
Amid COVID-19, ASC is hiring in Elkhart County.
Elkhart Meadows received their second Deficiency-Free survey in a row.
Elkhart Meadows celebrated their second deficiency-free survey.
Elkhart Meadows was recognized as a Purple Butterfly Memory Care Center of Distinction.
Two communities in the Elkhart area received Customer Experience Awards for 2018.
2018 Quest for Excellence award winners were honored at a special banquet.
Elkhart Rehabilitation Center’s new name is Elkhart Meadows and has a newfound focus on Memory Care.
Elkhart Rehabilitation Center is now known as Elkhart Meadows; its new mission is to provide care for those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Elkhart Meadows offers services to those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Elkhart Rehabilitation Center has a renewed focus on Memory Care services.
Elkhart Rehabilitation Center’s Executive Director discusses Auguste’s Cottage Memory Care.
WSBT’s Eye on Michiana shares information about Elkhart Rehabilitation Center, Indiana’s one of the few all-dementia communities.
A Healthy You showcased Elkhart Rehabilitation Center’s transition into an all-dementia community.
The Elkhart Truth reported on the opening of Elkhart Rehabilitation Center’s Auguste’s Cottage.
Melanie Perry, Director of Memory Care Support Services, Talks About the 8 Domains of Wellness in Auguste’s Cottages
ASC Discusses the Importance of Pre-surgery Planning on WSBT’s Eye on Michiana
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 frequent testing for the coronavirus and the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, ASC began administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and is partnering with CVS and their long-term care pharmacy, Omnicare, who bring their expertise in serving seniors. We are thankful for all who worked to bring the vaccine safely to us. The vaccine is being offered free of charge to all residents and staff in two doses, given 28 days apart. Our goal is to have 100% of our residents and staff vaccinated. We have aggressively provided education and counseling to ensure compliance.
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 AND EMPLOYEE DATA
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.
“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