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Honoring Helping Hands

Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy surpasses national standards, ensuring seniors smile throughout their golden years. Our services have been recognized for excellence by multiple notable organizations and publications.

U.S. News Best Nursing Homes Short Term Care

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 Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy as the first-ever location in Illinois to earn its highly-sought “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 — 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 your loved one’s rehabilitation and therapy, whether it’s short term or long term.

And we think this video may give you a clearer picture of what’s special about Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy.

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. The success of that program 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 four years in a row (2017-2020).

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 Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy, we have an activities team that plans a wide range of individual and group activities to enhance resident’s physical, mental and spiritually 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 of our community.

Staying. Safer. Together.

At Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy — like every Bethesda community — our highest priority is your health and safety. That’s why we were monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak months before others, and were among the first to provide vaccines for our residents and staff. After 133 years, we’ve learned that being proactive is a healthier choice than being reactive.

As of Feb. 23, 2023, this facility does not currently meet the minimum staffing ratios required by law. Posted at the direction of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

A senior woman wearing a mask gives a thumbs up

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 senior living services, including our highly-trained and 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 Alton Memorial Rehabilitation & Therapy or to schedule a tour, call Angela, our Admissions Counselor, at 618-463-7330, or email her at

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