Americare is a privately-owned, family-operated senior care provider based in Sikeston, Missouri. Since its inception in 1981, Americare has embarked on a strategy of innovation and controlled growth. Today Americare' s skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care assisted living communities throughout five states employ over 3800 elder care workers and serve nearly 3600 of the region's seniors.
Americare is among the top 100 long-term care providers nationally - ranked #39 in terms of units operated. Americare communities average a "94% would recommend to others" score on annual My Innerview ™ Customer Satisfaction Surveys. All Americare communities are in the upper quartile nationally on customer satisfaction scores across a wide variety of indicators.
Americare is credited with bringing an upscale assisted living product to rural markets throughout the region. Having operated skilled nursing homes in such markets the company recognized a serious service gap. Many residents were inappropriately placed in the skilled nursing setting because a quality assisted living product was not available. Americare went to work developing a community that was sized correctly for towns of 5,000 to 20,000 in population. Physical plant was only part of the puzzle. Americare also enhanced the level of care provided. Americare opened its first assisted living community in Sikeston, Missouri in 1985 and now operates nearly 100 assisted living and memory care assisted living communities throughout Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi. In addition Americare currently operates 23 skilled nursing and rehabilitation communities in Kansas and Missouri.
In 1999 Americare introduced its Arbors product, a 16-unit assisted living community designed for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairment. Many years of research went into developing both the physical plant and service package and the company now operates 24 memory care assisted living communities throughout the region. Americare’s Arbors communities employ The Best Friends Approach to Memory Care™, a nationally recognized training and care delivery model. Demand for memory care continues to grow and Americare is introducing Arbors communities on many of its current assisted living campuses.
In 2006 Americare successfully developed TigerPlace, in affiliation with the University of Missouri's Sinclair School of Nursing. This innovative retirement community offers access to all care levels – right in the privacy of one's own TigerPlace apartment. In 2010 the campus was expanded to include a $12 million Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation community. TigerPlace's "aging in place" approach to care has garnered attention both regionally and nationally. Several University of Missouri research projects on aging are conducted at TigerPlace annually.