Monday, August 5, 2013

Alois Alzheimer Center Receives Perfect Marks

The Alois Alzheimer Center® of Cincinnati, part of the Healthcare ManagementGroup, recently received perfect survey results from the Ohio Department of Health. This marks an unprecedented trend among Ohio long term care and residential care facilities.

This is Alois’ seventh consecutive year deficiency-free surveys. The Ohio Department of Health routinely conducts unannounced compliance surveys. These surveys occur between nine and fifteen months since a facilities last annual survey. If deemed necessary, other surveys may occur by the Ohio Department’s discretion.

In 2012 the Ohio Department of Health conducted 728 annual surveys. Of these only 15% of facilities across Ohio were deemed to be in full compliance with all standards of care and services. In 2011 the number of perfect annual surveys conducted by the Ohio Department of Health was 877. The percentage of facilities receiving no deficiencies was only 12%. Of these receiving perfect surveys only Alois has received perfect surveys over the last seven consecutive years.

The State of Ohio used this survey process to determine if Alois satisfactorily meets all criteria required for operating a skilled nursing facility. Issues covered evaluating staffing levels, in-depth evaluation of patient care, appropriateness and competencies of medical services, extent and depth of employee training, and adherence to resident rights. Also evaluated during the survey includes the quality of food service operations, thoroughness of housekeeping and laundry services. Finally, time was spent inspecting overall compliance with various aspects of resident and facility safety policies and practices.

About the Alois Alzheimer Center®:

The Alois Alzheimer Center® opened in 1987 as America’s first residential community solely dedicated to the understanding, care and service of Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Alois has built a reputation on innovative programs, award-winning services and perfect survey results. Families consistently show their appreciation by scoring the facility in the 98th percentile on overall satisfaction and willingness to recommend Alois to others. As their name indicates, Alzheimer care and service is at the core of all they do.

For more information contact:

Mary Finn, Administrative Assistant
The Alois Alzheimer Center®
70 Damon Road
Cincinnati,OH 45218

Phone:  (513) 605-1000

The Health Care Management Group operates several retirement and physical rehabilitation facilities in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. We are where living continues.

Monday, February 25, 2013

An Invitation to Visit Our New Alois Alzheimer Foundation Website

Please visit the Alois Alzheimer Foundation Blog on the Alois Alzheimer Foundation website.
We will be posting informational articles about Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.  You will have the opportunity to subscribe to the site so when a new blog is posted you will receive an email alert. 

Please don't miss out on any of the information. Click on the link and visit The Alois Alzheimer Foundation website today!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tips for Every Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver

Is Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease difficult?

Do you, as a caregiver, sometimes feel alone? 

Every 68 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease.  Many Americans may find themselves in the role of caregiver for a friend or family member with Alzheimer's disease.
Read the full article.

What point in this article was most helpful to you.    Comments are welcome.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Alois Alzheimer Center Visitors

Students from the St. William School Silver Dragons met with Marvin Knobloch, Director of Outreach Services, at the Alois Alzheimer Center.  Mr. Knobloch spent time speaking with the students about Alzheimer's Disease.  The Silver Dragons team is working on a project.  The theme for this year is seniors solution and they have chosen to address Alzheimer's Disease.  The students chose to visit Alois as some have family members with Alzheimer's disease.  The students are planning a return visit in the near future. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Compliments to Alois Alzheimer Center

Compliments were received from the following colleges who visited Alois Alzheimer Center recently: 
  • The College of Mt. St. Joseph Nursing Program
  • The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati
  • The University of Cincinnati Geriatric Medicine Program
The Alois Alzheimer Center is a resource and learning center for individuals, families, communities and future health care professionals by offering interaction with experienced staff and a clinical setting for students. Affiliations with regional colleges and universities provide education and research opportunities.  The educational involvement is stimulating and motivating for staff, and ensures state of the art care for families and residents.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Interesting Reading

Blogs by Marie Marley, PhD are at:   &

Marie is the Author of the award-winning book, "Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy".  You may also purchase her book at
or her website

The Alois Alzheimer Center is mentioned throughout the book and in her blogs. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dedication of Alois Courtyard Garden

Family, friends, and staff of the Alois Center joined together for a dedication ceremony on Friday, November 2, for the dedication of the Alois Courtyard Garden in memory of  a former resident. 

 The family dedicated many volunteer hours into "sprucing up" the garden area; painting the outdoor furniture, and adding a fountain area and small mosaic stepping stones in the center of the Garden area. 

Alois staff followed their progress throughout the summer months and through the final completion: A mural designed by the family and created by Suzanne Fisher Mosaics. The mural has been placed on the wall in the Courtyard Garden for all to see as they visit the area. 

The mosaic design has special meaning to the family as well as the staff of the Alois Center.  The mosaic was designed with the residents favorite colors as well as the gazebo where the family spent time when visiting their loved one.  The leaves of the tree have words of gratitude and love from the family for the staff. 

The Alois staff sends their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the family for all their love and dedication.