Alzheimer's Care & Support

Caring for our elderly with dignity.

Since 2003, St. Anthony has embraced the challenge to care for the ever-expanding group of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by providing an 18-bed Alzheimer’s facility.

Alzheimer’s care, at St. Anthony focuses on minimizing the frustrations of failing memory and disorientation and encourages each individual to participate in life to the best of their abilities in a secure, comfortable, homelike environment. Residents benefit from living room settings, family-style dining, activity areas and a staff of caregivers who are trained to apply the best practices in Alzheimer’s care on a daily basis. Every effort is made to celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and to nurture the individual spirit by learning as much as possible about family and friends.

Continuous care from early to late-stage Alzheimer’s disease is provided by a staff of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. Social workers provide admission, discharge, financial assistance and psychosocial counseling. St. Anthony Regional Hospital professionals from mental health, physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, pastoral care and nutrition support the specific needs of each individual. In addition, hospital-based services such as laboratory, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, and radiology are on site, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital.

Alzheimer’s care at St. Anthony includes: 

  • 24-hour professional nursing staff
  • Medical director
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Cable television and telephone access
  • Computer access
  • Restorative care program
  • Occupational therapy
  • Mass on-site, Monday through Friday and Sunday
  • Speech therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Beauty and barber services
  • Diet and nutritional counseling provided by registered dietitians
  • Pharmacy services
  • Dental services
  • Podiatry services
  • Engaging activities and recreational programs that stimulate mind and body

More information about Alzheimer’s care at St. Anthony Nursing Home is available by calling 712-794-5295.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Association Support Group exists to provide a safe environment for those who have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

All are traveling their own journey with this disease.

Through this group, people find common ground as they learn about life with Alzheimer’s.

Any person who has a husband or wife, parent, friend or significant other are invited to join when they are ready.

The Alzheimer’s Association
Support Group meets:

Where: Carroll Public Library
Community Meeting Room
118 East 5th St
Carroll, IA 51401

When: 3rd Wednesday each month

Time: 1:30 p.m.

How long: Meetings last one hour.

Questions? Call (712) 794-5395 or (712) 794-5291

Alzheimer's Association

Our group is open to the public and is facilitated by trained individuals in a confidential and supportive environment.

The goals are to:

  • Create a setting in which people can offer one another emotional, social, and spiritual support.
  • Provide opportunities to learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Make it possible to interact in informal settings.

Caregivers can meet with others to find support, encouragement, hope, and know they are not alone. It means so much to talk to someone who has “been there.”