Looking for a senior community near Upland, Indiana? Caring people make the difference at University. You can feel it the minute you walk into our community and meet our staff They are experts at senior healthcare 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.
We are located about an hour south of Fort Wayne, just 2 miles east of interstate I-69 in Upland, Indiana near the Taylor University campus. You will have peace of mind knowing that loved ones are in a safe, accessible community that is close to important amenities. Friends and family are encouraged to visit often.
Whether you are looking for rehabilitation, memory care, nursing, long-term, respite or hospice care, University Nursing Center is the ideal senior community for residents in or near Upland, Indiana.
Accepting Medicare, Managed Care and Private Insurances, our specialists will help you understand your benefits.
Also, we accept Medicaid and can help with the application process too!
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.
Upscale benefits in our Moving Forward Wing (at selected locations) include private suites, exclusive dining area and courtyard, electric beds, spacious living rooms, elegant family lounge area, cable TV and phones.
Services include wound care, rehabilitation screenings, fall prevention, restraint reduction, restorative nursing, contracture management, wheelchair position and mobility, and walking ability programs. Add this to our highly successful New Energy Wellness (at selected locations) strength building and aerobic conditioning program, and you have an incredible combination that will truly help you move forward!
At American Senior Communities, we are experts at caring for individuals challenged with memory loss issues. While a cure for Alzheimer’s disease does not yet exist, many options are available that enable those living with the disease or other forms of memory loss to enjoy a higher quality of life. The progression of Alzheimer’s and the symptoms that accompany it often make it difficult for family members to continue care at home.
Auguste’s Cottage is a structured, research-based program utilizing a person centered, wellness based model of care. Our carefully selected staff are compassionate, friendly, and professionally trained in memory impairment and have made the pledge to provide each resident with the highest quality of care. Stimulating daily activities are offered and encouraged to sustain independence and promote a healthy spirit, along with excellent healthcare services focused on improving quality of life.
A self-contained center within our community, the concept of Auguste’s Cottage is to focus on maintaining a secure, home-like environment where residents have a sense of belonging. 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.
The dignity and individual expression of each resident is ensured through providing excellent healthcare, a secure and comforting environment, a clear understanding of memory issues, and a strong compassion for those we serve.
The physical and emotional struggles that can accompany a debilitating injury or illness can deprive many seniors of the quality of life they’ve earned. Our Skilled Nursing Care is designed to provide compassionate senior medical care to those recovering from stroke, heart attack, orthopedic conditions or other disabilities. We’ve built a team of geriatric nursing specialists who have developed unique protocols and procedures for caring for the elderly through short-term or extended care, encompassing the physical and emotional well-being of each resident.
Long Term Care is a great option for those who can no longer be cared for at home due to illness, injury, frailty, or other limitations. Under the guidance of an attending physician, long term senior care is provided at our long term care facilities by licensed nurses, specially trained health care aide and a full interdisciplinary care team. 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.
Respite stays are an option for those who need respite care 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 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. We partner with 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 putting together an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, aides, volunteers, social workers and clergy, we can serve the needs of our Hospice patients and their families.
From the North – Fort Wayne
Head south on I-69 and take exit 259 for US-35 N/IN-22 toward Gas City/Upland. Turn left on IN-22 E, then right onto W Joyce Ave. W Joyce Ave will turn left and become University Blvd.
From the South – Indianapolis
Head north on I-69 and take exit 255 for IN-26 toward Hartford City/Fairmount. Turn right onto IN-26 E, then turn left to stay on IN-26 E after 3 miles. Continue onto S Main St, turning left onto W Reade Ave/Vahinger Cir. Turn right onto University Blvd.
From the East – Celina, OH
Follow IN-26 W and turn right onto S Mill St. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Washington St and continue on IN-26 W/W Water St. Turn right onto Main St, turning left onto W Reade Ave/Vahinger Cir. Turn right onto University Blvd.
From the West – Kokomo
Take US-35 S to IN-22 E/Co Rd 500 S. Turn right onto W Joyce Ave. W Joyce Ave becomes University Blvd.