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Elkhart Meadows

Auguste’s Cottage Memory Care • Long-Term Care • Respite Care • Hospice Care

Life at Elkhart Meadows

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!

Lifestyle & Care Options at Elkhart Meadows

Purple Memory Care Butterfly

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:

  • A Meaningful Day activity program that builds on 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 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.

American Senior Communities proudly offers a specialized program designed to help patients with respiratory conditions reach their highest practicable level of functioning while reducing the risk of re-hospitalization. This person-centered, outcome-based program includes Pulmonologist consultation, on site Respiratory Therapists, disease management education, social services support, and post-skilled integrated care management. The plan of care is customized to the needs of each individual.

Our focused respiratory program allows participants to improve their quality of life by:
• Teaching self management of the disease
• Increasing physical endurance and activity level
• Promoting independence

The program cares for patients with conditions such as:
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
• Tracheotomy
• Pneumonia
• Chronic emphysema

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.

Moving Forward rehabilitation is designed for those striving to restore abilities due to stroke, cardiovascular difficulties, orthopedic surgery and other debilitating conditions. Our goal is to help participants return home safely following a hospitalization with the skills they need to continue life on their own terms.

Our person-centered program is tailored to the individual. Moving Forward includes physical, occupational and speech/language therapies and a full range of interdisciplinary support, including doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and other service care providers. From therapy and medically integrated programs to our holistic wellness services, we tailor a care plan to improve strength, independence and quality of life.

Exclusively at American Senior Communities, the Road to Recovery program offers the opportunity for our interdisciplinary team, the patient and their family to meet within the first 72 hours after admission to map out their Road to Recovery by identifying discharge goals.

Returning home as quickly as possible is always the desire. However, returning home without the proper rehabilitation can greatly increase the chance of seniors experiencing a setback resulting in rehospitalization. Prior to returning home, our team, in partnership with the patient and family, will conduct a comprehensive in-home safety evaluation to ensure patients can successfully navigate their home with confidence.

No matter what your age or health level, our clinicians are skillfully trained and committed to your success. They take time to get to know and understand what motivates you. Based on proven methodologies, you can count on our clinical team to provide the latest treatments, with respect and compassion. Your health and happiness are always our priority.

Physical Therapy focuses primarily on independent mobility, regaining strength and balance, using proper body mechanics and energy saving techniques to better perform mobility tasks.

Occupational Therapy promotes independence with daily living activities like bathing, eating, dressing, self-care and home management tasks. Participants gain strength and coordination while learning to conserve their energy.

The goal of Speech/Language Therapy is to increase functional communication, cognitive skills and teach safe swallowing by introducing diet modifications and special feeding techniques. Therapy may include muscle retraining, compensatory strategies and use of communication devices.

We monitor our senior rehabilitation outcomes and use the data to consistently improve our services.

Upscale benefits in our Moving Forward wing (at selected locations) include private suites, exclusive dining area and courtyard, electric beds, spacious living rooms, elegant family lounge area, cable TV and phones.

Services include wound care, rehabilitation screenings, fall prevention, nursing, contracture management, wheelchair position, mobility training and walking ability programs. Add this to our highly successful strength-building wellness and aerobic conditioning program, and you have an incredible combination that will truly help you Move Forward!

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Explore Our Community

We invite you to explore Elkhart Meadows. You will be able to experience an in-person walk-through from the comfort of your own home, office or wherever your mobile device or computer takes you. We invite you to take this journey and picture yourself or your loved one in our community. If you would like assistance navigating through the special places that our residents love, we proudly offer live guided tours. Contact us today to schedule time with one of our caring team members.

Do you still have questions about senior living options? Our team is here to help!

We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a member of our team, please contact us today!

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