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Summit City Nursing & Rehabilitation

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Caring people make the difference at Summit City Nursing & Rehabilitation 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.

We are located on the north side of Fort Wayne, which is a part of northeastern Indiana. Fort Wayne is also the seat of Allen County. Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation has easy access to many roadways in Fort Wayne- Coliseum Boulevard, Lima Road, Clinton Street, State Boulevard, as well as Highway 69. It is located just north of downtown and within minutes of Parkview and St. Joseph Hospitals. A few of our local landmarks are Lakeside Golf and Bowling, Glenbrook Square and Jefferson Pointe. There are many physician offices, restaurants and shopping centers close by.

Accepting Medicare, Managed Care and Private Insurances, our specialists will help you understand your benefits.

Also, we accept Medicaid and can help with the application process too!

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

  • Moving Forward Rehabilitation

    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!

  • 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 eight 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.

  • Ventilator Care

    The Ventilator Care program at American Senior Communities offers a comprehensive approach to caring for individuals who require specialized equipment that pumps oxygen into the lungs. Ventilators help a resident breath and ensure the appropriate amount of oxygen is supplied to the blood stream.  Our highly skilled and specialty trained interdisciplinary teams include a Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonologist, RNs and other skilled and compassionate caregivers.

    Under the direction of a Pulmonologist, we customize goals to wean patients off the ventilator, whenever possible.  However, each resident is treated individually with a very specific care plan to treat the whole person.  Our holistic approach is designed to improve comfort, safety, strength, endurance, participation in daily activities and overall quality of life.  Some of the components of the program include:

    • Respiratory therapy 24-hours a day.
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified staff.
    • Local Pulmonologist available for additional care and consultation.
    • Speech, occupational and physical therapy availability to optimize functional recovery.
    • Systems in place to alert when oxygen levels are not optimal.
  • Advanced Respiratory Therapy

    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

“I came here to Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation the day before Easter. I could not stand or walk. After 30 days of physical therapy, I could stand and walk 35 feet with a walker. All of the staff are friendly and courteous. The food I receive is good. The attention I receive is of a real professional quality.”

— Thelma Bunch, resident

“My time at Summit City has been very nice. They have a great crew of workers that you can’t help but love. My goal is to go home, but if I can’t then being here with my new friends would be alright.”

— Suzanne Henry, Moving Forward patient

“I have been here for six months. I adore the staff and the people who have helped me with therapy.”

— Mary Koughn, Moving Forward patient

For more on American Senior Communities, please read our brochure.

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