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18627 Shurmer Rd, Strongsville, OH


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Continued Care Community
  • Senior Community
  • Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Hospice

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

11/05/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My mother is at Altenheim, and I am very unhappy with the care she is receiving there. They give her the wrong medicine all the time. They told me that they forgot to update for the new month. If they did, why are they giving her the wrong meds then? Most of the staff there are sneaky, when you ask a question, they look down and stammer their words. We picked Altenheim because they were rated high. If this is the best nursing home in ohio, I fell sad for all the other old people in regular nursing homes, because this one " Altenheim" is pathetic. We are looking for another nursing home for her now. Please everyone, don't pick a home for your cherished loved one by the ratings.

07/11/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Terrible, understaffed, John Corey is a joke. He is a snake, lieing, deceiving, fake and above all a moron like half the administration at Alteheim. They have too many people on certain units that don't belong. Don't use safety precautions during flu season (led to over 100 deaths during Christmas time) They are a disgrace. And they treat staff like dogs.

Response: I am also a family member of a former/past resident of altenheim nursing home. I was sorry to hear your family had such a bad experience, because our family thought this was such a wonderful place, the best around. My mom loved the care she received there. If she unfortunately needed to be in a nursing home, we were glad altenheim was available to care for her.

Response: I am finding it difficult to believe that a nursing home facility could have 100 patients die in one month and not be under investigation for that.

Response: I believe the 100 deaths were all over America not Strongsville Altenheim. You can interpret the sentence different ways, but it only makes common sense that 100 deaths where all over America.

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Altenheim is a large, not for profit, nursing home with 150 beds based in Strongsville, OH. At last check, the facility had 145 residents indicating that it is 97% occupied which is about average within the state of Ohio. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Altenheim, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 86% of nursing homes in Ohio.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Altenheim with other senior care providers in Ohio. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 12/22/2011.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

02/02/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Thank you, each one of you, for your constant care of our father, and our family during our time with you. You all made a difficult situation easier. We deeply appreciate your kindness in dealing with our many requests. May God richly bless your staff in your continued service to so many others.

11/18/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

We would like to thank you for a place we could feel safe leaving our loved one. The staff on Autumn Lane was wonderful (the last almost four years) beginning with the cleaning staff on going to the nursing aides, nurses and supervisors. Kathy the recreation coordinator has a real gift with her patients and their families. In this economy it's hard to offer quality care but please keep striving for that, it's such a blessing. God bless your continuing work.

06/22/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I cannot believe the review I just noticed. I have to tell you I have had the oposite experience. The staff, administration, physician, including laundry and housekeeping could not have been more attentive. From the minute you walk through the front doors you feel at home. The care and compassion from the staff for my mother was impecable. I would refer this facility to anyone who is looking for excellent care for a loved one.

Response: Obviously some oh these visitors do not know how horrible the staff is to alot of residents. My father passed away in this facility form s severe dehyderation cdiff and sepsis. And the lies fly from the administration. No one really gave a @#$%. They were severly understaffed. This place if a disgrace go the community

03/14/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My mother has been there for almost 2 years. There is one and only one aide who is genuinely concerned about her or the other residents. The others are just all talk, no compassion. The same goes for the administration. All talk. I would move her but it would be too much for her mentally and physically, so we have to hire a helper to be there when we cannot. Pretty sad, for what they have the nerve to charge. I would never recommend them to anyone.

Description of Altenheim in Strongsville, OH

Built In 1979 , Number of Beds : 150

Altenheim, located in Strongsville, Ohio provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Continued Care Community, Senior Community, Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite, Alzheimer's Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Hospice. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran's Benefits. Altenheim has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Altenheim has a very good hospital, Southwest General Health Center, located nearby, which scored a 85 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Altenheim's nearest hospital is 5 miles away. The zipcode (44136) in Ohio, where Altenheim is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Altenheim can be found here.

Altenheim is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Altenheim is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Altenheim is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, Altenheim facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Also, Altenheim care provider provides hospice care. Hospice care is an infusion of home care and facility care provided to benefit terminally ill patients and support their families through their tough times.

Also, Altenheim is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Altenheim, a not-for-profit senior community has a history of providing rehabilitation care, skilled nursing care, hospice and palliative care services and dementia care for over 125 years. We provide a full range of Activity programs with quality nursing care.


Parking & Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
  • Transportation Provided by Facility
  • Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Clubhouse/Meeting Rooms
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Designated Family Visiting Area
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Garden
  • Guest Dining
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Maintenance Director
  • Billiards/Pool Room
  • TV/Media Room
Dining Options
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
  • Restaurant Style
  • Buffet Style
  • Room Service as Needed
  • Ethnic Meals
  • Gluten-Free
  • Low Sugar
  • Low Sodium
  • Vegetarian
  • 24 Hour Controlled Access
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
  • Paces or Rummages Habitually
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Management of a Feeding Tube
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Severe Brain Injury
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Dental Care
  • Eye Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers
Memory Care Services
  • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
  • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
  • Specialty Trained Staff
  • Safe Wandering Areas
  • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
  • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
  • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
  • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
  • Dementia Stage 1
  • Dementia Stage 2
  • Dementia Stage 3
  • Dementia Stage 4
  • Dementia Stage 5
  • Dementia Stage 6
  • Dementia Stage 7

Demographic Profile for Strongsville, OH,44136


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
42.1 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

1% Above
Cost of Food
11% Above
15% Above
1% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
23.2 / 100
Water Quality
30 / 100
Superfund Sites
41 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes