Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Specialized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care is about fostering well being… for the affected and their families.

We offer a social model of care

  • Education
  • Non-pharmacological interventions
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Laughter Club and more...

Memory loss and language difficulty interfere with daily life; dementia is difficult to understand and accept. Dementia is not a diagnosis, it’s a term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline until an underlying disease or disorder can be identified.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and is often (not always) progressively debilitating, requiring more intense levels of care as time goes by. Other forms of dementia may or may not be progressive and include:

  • Vascular / circulatory conditions
  • Brain damage from a stroke
  • Lewy Bodies
  • Fronto-temporal lobe disease
  • Pick's
  • Huntington's
  • Alcohol syndrome
  • Mast syndrome

There are many causes of memory loss that vary in symptoms, prognoses and treatments. Altercare recognized the unique needs of people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in 1978 and were pioneers in specialized care with the Alzheimer's Association.

Serving unique and specific needs, Speret Hall was designed with a spirit of optimism and hope.

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Ohio & Michigan facilities offer specialized accommodations in 9 locations, offering patients and their families with myriad resources and expertise to help them regain a quality of life.

Altercare of Alliance Center
Altercare of Big Rapids Center
Altercare of Bucyrus Center
Country Lawn Center
Lanfair Center
Majora Lane Center
Altercare of Mentor Center
Summit Acres
Altercare of Wadsworth Center

.Help and Hope - Family Support Groups

We understand conditions and behaviors that surface when there is cognitive loss. Individual needs are met by tailoring care plans:

  • Pre-admission assessments by specially-trained staff
  • Comprehensive geriatric evaluation
  • Consultation with physicians
  • Collaboration with other healthcare professionals
  • Learning social / professional history to offer a better life experience

Community living offers a sense of belonging in a safe, comfortable environment and offers residents opportunities to perform purposeful tasks, restoring self-esteem. We believe inclusion and comfort essential to well-being and being well.

Welcoming families in and encouraging a return to home life requires knowledge, decisions and emotional support. We offer opportunities to learn and share. You’re invited to join the experts at team conferences and be a part of it all:

  • Volunteer
  • Come to Support groups and socialize
  • Call and talk to our Coordinators or just stop in