About Us

Our History

In the early 1900’s, German immigrants came to Louisville and acknowledged a need for a place to care for their elders. After much discussion, in 1905, they purchased a home with acreage located in the Louisville Highlands. This had been the summer home of the Stewart family, owners of Stewart’s Department Store in downtown Louisville and New York City. Today, the original Stewart home remains a historic part of The Altenheim. The building has modern additions, stylish living spaces and apartments, while preserving the original Stewart mansion, seen from Barret Ave.

The Altenheim’s staff is committed to offering individualized care in our independent, assisted living and nursing facility. Since the Altenheim is a continuing care senior living community, residents can remain with us should their needs change. Our dedicated team provide care and support for our senior living residents and their families. Residents and families can have private gatherings in our modern common areas.

About The Altenheim

Located in the Highlands of Louisville, The Altenheim opened in 1906 as a retirement community. Today, The Altenheim is a senior health care community offering independent living, personal care and skilled nursing care. We offer individually planned care for each resident.

Our commitment to our residents is built on trusting relationships with those we serve. Our low staff turnover rate is a comfort to residents and families.

Our dedicated team assists our residents with activities of daily living as well as offering assistance with social, recreational and spiritual needs. Our employees consider their work at The Altenheim more than just a job but a passion and calling to care for our residents.

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