Caring people make the difference at Waters Edge Village. 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.
If you’re looking for skilled nursing or rehabilitation in Muncie, Indiana, Waters Edge Village offers a variety of levels of senior care services to meet you or your loved one’s needs. We provide personalized care in a compassionate environment designed to accommodate any healthcare requirements.
Waters Edge Village is located 5 minutes from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, 10 minutes from I-69 and directly across the street from West Side Park and White River in beautiful western Muncie, Indiana. You’ll have peace of mind that your loved one is close to important amenities, and family and friends are encouraged to visit often!
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.
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:
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.
“In July 2017, I called Waters Edge Village to see if I could move Lavie closer to Portland. I’m so glad I did. There is a full time Activity Director who plans and oversees their activities. They bake, play games and have spa days. There are a lot of activities that utilize the bus like going on shopping trips, eating out and fishing. I would recommend Waters Edge Village to anyone who wants their loved one to be taken care of.”— Janet S., family member of resident
“I think the staff is doing an awesome job. My mom is always content when I come to visit. She doesn’t ask for the necessities when I visit, and she’s always in matching clothes (which might seem small, but it’s a big deal for us). Today my mom told me she was happy and that I could go home. She said it’s okay if I don’t visit everyday. She has never said that to me in our entire experience in long term care. I love your caring staff and the attention they give all residents. I have done floor nursing for 15 years, and I know how tough it can be. I feel like I can finally relax a little.”— Jacinda Hicks, daughter of resident
“I would like to thank the Waters Edge Village staff for the excellent care they have provided for both my mother and my father. They treated my family like they were theirs, and my parents are very happy here. My mom stays very involved with the community by engaging in activities, and I’m sure they help her cognition tremendously. My dad tends to keep to himself, but he has still attended more activities than I ever thought he would. I am very happy with the care and staff and would recommend Waters Edge Village to friends and family.”— Julie Berry, daughter of residents
“My mother was admitted to Waters Edge Village for rehabilitation services following a stroke. The staff was thoughtful and very helpful during this transitional time for her. She received therapy three times a day, and they always encouraged her to push herself to get better. The nurses and CNAs became like a family to her, and she was very happy there. She always talked about how good the food was and how the staff treated her well. I am glad she came to Waters Edge Village for her therapy and I would recommend them to anybody that needs rehabilitation services.”— Tina Cox, daughter of former Moving Forward patient