State’s first Alzheimer’s-only nursing home to open

A nursing home billed as Indiana's first dedicated solely to patients with Alzheimer's disease will have its grand opening this week in Indianapolis

American Senior Communities says Auguste's Cottage at Harrison Terrace on the east side of Indianapolis will hold the event Friday. Spokeswoman Eunice Trotter says the home already has 90 residents and has room for 22 more.

American Senior Communities Chief Operating Officer Dan Benson says Auguste's Cottage will help address a growing need in central Indiana. The Alzheimer's Association says the dementia disorder affects one out of eight people over 65 and half of those over 85. It's estimated more than 120,000 Indiana residents have Alzheimer's disease.

American Senior Communities operates 57 nursing homes across Indiana.

 

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