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Honoring Helping Hands

Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy surpasses national standards, ensuring seniors smile throughout their golden years. Our short-term rehab for the elderly, as well as our skilled nursing services, have been recognized for excellence by multiple notable organizations and publications. More Personal. More Friendly. More Successful Outcomes.

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U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes 2024

More Personal. More Friendly. More Successful Outcomes.

Trying to select the rehabilitation community that’s the best fit for your loved one can be a huge undertaking. The American Health Care Association may have made the process a little easier for you. They named our community as the first-ever location in Illinois to earn its highly sought-after “E for Excellence” award.

Chances are they were impressed with the skill and tenderness of the nurses, therapists, technicians, and caregivers. Or maybe they liked the breadth of services at Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy — including Respiratory Therapy offered seven days a week — that focuses on the critical needs of orthopedic, post-surgical, and stroke recovery.

Or perhaps they felt at home in the community—with its delicious meals, comfortable rooms, and a calendar filled with engaging activities. But what’s important right now is that you find the ideal location for short-term or long-term rehab for the elderly person in your life.

And we think this video may give you a clearer picture of what’s special about our community.

Feels Like Home to Get You Home Faster

One of the things most people find special about Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy is how much it feels like home. That’s because everything we do is built around a household model that uses the relationships between residents and staff to make the community feel more like a family home. We believe — and we think you’ll agree — that the “family feel” helps people recover more quickly.

Additionally, about 70% of the people who go through rehab here are cared for through the “Rehab to Home” program, which focuses on getting residents the perfect blend of therapies to make the transition back home easier and healthier. Our success with short-term rehab for the elderly may be a reason why readers of the Alton Telegraph have voted Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy (formerly known as Eunice C. Smith Home) as the “Best of the Best” (Nursing Home category) in the Alton/Riverbend area seven years in a row (2017-2023).

You’ve earned this life, one with comfort in every moment and without worry for the future. A life like this shouldn’t feel like a far-off fantasy. It’s just around the corner, and it’s at Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy.

Activities that Keep you Feeling Engaged and Connected

At our community in Alton, we have an activities team that plans a wide range of individual and group activities to enhance residents’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the planned activities available to residents:

  • Exercise classes
  • Gardening
  • Card games
  • Shopping trips

For those seniors still living at home, we even provide respite care for those situations when you, the adult child, need some time to yourself to attend to other matters. We’ll make sure your loved one is cared for and enjoys themselves!

You can also take comfort knowing that as one of the leading senior living, care and service organizations in the area, Bethesda has the expertise to address any change in health status you may experience.

Take a Video Tour

Watch this video to get an inside look at Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy.

Staying. Safer. Together.

At Bethesda, we take a very proactive stance on infection control, including providing our Skilled Nursing residents, Rehab patients, and staff with access to flu and COVID vaccines. We are so happy that we are helping keep our community healthy and safe!

And because we focus so intently on your health, safety and well-being, you can focus on the things that bring you joy and meaning.

Senior Couple Posing for Photo

Amenities & Services

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Dietitians
  • 24/7 staffing
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • 40 Medicare-certified bed
  • Specialized, planned activity programs
  • Charter Cable TV & WiFi
  • Beauty Salon
  • Pastoral care visits
  • Personal laundry services
  • Customized meal plans

Finally, every resident of Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy has access to many of Bethesda’s outstanding services, including access to our highly-trained, compassionate Care Management team. And if the time were to come, your loved one can receive Hospice Care right here at Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy.

a senior man and woman are helped by a server at the dining hall of Barnes-Jewish Extended Care
A young female nurse touches the shoulder of a senior man in a wheelchair

Live a Safe and Comfortable Life with Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy

To learn more about our community in Alton or to schedule a tour, call Tiffany, our Admissions Counselor, at 314-698-3055, or email her at

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