Eunice Smith Home
1251 College Avenue Alton, IL 62002 618-463-7330
One of the Best Skilled Nursing Homes in Alton, IL
Eunice Smith Home is one of the most highly rated Skilled Nursing Homes in Alton, IL, providing award-winning, Short-term Senior Rehabilitation and physical therapy and person-centered long-term care.
Owned by BJC HealthCare and managed by Bethesda Health Group of St. Louis, MO, Eunice Smith Home became the first Skilled Nursing Home in the state to earn an “E for Excellence” award from the American Health Care Association.
Skilled Nursing and Senior Rehabilitation Services
Eunice Smith Home is conveniently located adjacent to BJC’s Alton Memorial Hospital and offers all the comforts of home. Serving seniors in the Alton, IL, Bethalto, IL, Godfrey, IL, Jerseyville, IL, Brighton, IL and St. Louis, MO, area since 1966, our multidisciplinary team provides the comprehensive care that your loved one may need, whether for short-term rehabilitation or long-term care.
Our highly skilled team of nurses, therapists, technicians and caregivers will work together to develop a personalized long-term care plan to meet your loved one’s individual needs. Additionally, 70 percent of our residents are cared for through the Rehab to Home program, where they can get the necessary therapies to make the transition home easier and healthier.
Eunice Smith Home provides many services to ensure that your loved one’s needs are being met in an inviting, healthy and safe environment, including:
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Physical therapy
- Memory care
- 24/7 staffing
Offering Comfort and Convenience
Eunice Smith Home offers private and semi-private rooms built around a household model that shapes the physical environment, organizational structure and interpersonal relationships to create a safe, secure and familiar homelike atmosphere. Residents and families are encouraged to decorate personal spaces with photos, artwork or flowers. Everyday living is made easier and safer with personal assistance, buffet-style dining , laundry and housekeeping services.
We also provide many services to ensure that your loved one’s needs are being met in a friendly and safe environment. These include:
- Specialized, planned activity programs
- Pastoral care visits
- Full laundry services
- Occupational, speech and physical therapies
- Dietitians and customized meal plans
- Multi-disciplinary team
Eunice Smith Home offers 40 Medicare-certified beds and is certified for Illinois Medicaid.
Memory Care at Eunice Smith Home
In our newly renovated, homelike Memory Lane neighborhood, our caring, multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals ensure exceptional memory care support for your loved one and peace of mind for you and your family. This expert team includes registered nurses, certified nurse assistants, dietitians and activities aides that routinely participate in ongoing education and training in the care of those with cognitive issues like Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Our Memory Lane care team uses person-centered care to “reach into a resident’s world,” rather than forcing patients to conform to their new surroundings. Through this innovative approach to patient care, our care team learns a resident’s life history with the help of family members. They become aware of their personal interests and engage them in favorite activities from early in their lives to improve their quality of life, their comfort level and to help them cope with their condition. Family members are encouraged to bring in mementos and other reminders to share with their loved ones.
Because people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia do not always respond well to a structured environment, we give residents freedom from routines. For example, they can eat and sleep whenever they chose.
The Comforts of Home
Our modern Memory Lane neighborhood is designed around the innovative household model that shapes the physical environment, organizational structure and interpersonal relationships to create a safe, secure and familiar homelike atmosphere. It features both a furnished community living area and a well-equipped kitchen. Each sleeping room is furnished and can be decorated with family photos and keepsakes. You and your family can feel comfortable in knowing that your loved one will be highly cared for by our specially trained staff, which is always there, day and night, to see to their needs.
A special Alzheimer’s disease support group is offered exclusively for families of Memory Lane residents. The support group is an excellent source of information, and it provides emotional and spiritual support to family members and caregivers. The support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the Eunice Smith Home board room from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 618-463-7330.
To learn more about our Skilled Nursing Home services, Senior Rehabilitation and Memory Care, or to arrange for a tour of Eunice Smith Home in Alton, IL, please fill out the form below.
Eunice Smith Home voted Best Nursing Home by Telegraph readers in 2017 and 2018