Caring people make the difference at Elkhart Rehabilitation Center. You can feel it the minute you walk into our community and meet our staff. They are experts in senior care who are not just doing a job, but following a calling. They are here to help you and your family find answers, solutions and peace of mind. In fact, they become an extension of your family.
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Elkhart Rehabilitation Center is just six miles from Elkhart General Hospital. For those who love shopping, the facility is minutes from the beautiful Elkhart Downtown Area featuring unique restaurants, coffee houses and quaint shops. You’ll have peace of mind that your loved one is close to important amenities and activities.
Call and ask for a member of our admissions team for more information or stop by and visit. We look forward to serving you!
Our Moving Forward program is designed for those striving to restore abilities lost due to stroke, cardiovascular difficulties, orthopedic surgery and other debilitating conditions. Programs vary in frequency and intensity and include physical, occupational and speech/language therapies. Our goal is to return our participants home safely with the skills they need to continue life on their own terms.
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.
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. We monitor our rehabilitation outcomes and use the data to consistently improve our services. In-home assessments are performed by the therapy team prior to discharge to ensure a safe transition back to home.
Services include wound care, rehabilitation screenings, fall prevention, restraint reduction, restorative nursing, contracture management, wheelchair position and mobility, walking ability programs and more.
Long-term care includes a variety of services for people who cannot care for themselves for extended lengths of time. Under the guidance of an attending physician, long-term acute care is provided at our long-term care facilities by licensed nurses, specially trained health care aides and a full interdisciplinary care team.
When you or your aging loved one can no longer be cared for in the home, long-term care offers around the clock care by a specially trained team of healthcare professionals. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are also available to ensure our long-term health care residents function at the highest level of independence as possible. The setting is home-like, cheerful, soothing and secure to ensure the highest quality of life is maintained for you or your loved ones.
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.
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
“We have been very pleased with the care our father has received during the first few months of his residency at Elkhart Rehabilitation Center. 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