We offer a social model of care
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:
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.
Ohio & Michigan facilities offer specialized accommodations in 10 locations, offering patients and their families with myriad resources and expertise to help them regain a quality of life.
We understand conditions and behaviors that surface when there is cognitive loss. Individual needs are met by tailoring care plans:
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: