We’re Nationally Recognized for Our Approach to Senior Living Memory Care

shineAt Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City, we understand the challenges people with memory-related conditions face. When your loved one enters our SHINE® Memory Care community, our goal is to guide them through enjoying what they discover. Our professional nurses and healthcare professionals are experienced in personalized real-life memory care, and will help them to explore and rediscover what is important in life. The program is designed to rebuild and preserve what their affliction has taken from them.

Discover the difference our SHINE® Memory Care program can make. Contact Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City at 219.207.6281  today to schedule a tour.

What Is a Memory Care Community?


We are very proud to offer the SHINE® Memory Care program at Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City. The program’s curriculum has received a National Certificate of Recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association®, the country’s leading, voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care and research. It’s a distinction we share with a very small and elite group of U.S. memory care providers.

SHINE® makes use of an exclusively personalized method to tackle the problem of memory loss. Utilizing scientific principles to encourage the improvement of interaction and engagement, understanding, and quality of life for your loved ones suffering from dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease. In our community, you’ll find experienced team members who provide comprehensive and compassionate care.

The SHINE® Memory Care program focuses on:

  • Focusing on strengths instead of flaws
  • Celebrating every small win and success
  • Promoting the importance of personal care because this will determine how others perceive them
  • Providing healthy, holistic meals
  • Encouraging active initiation and participation in routine activities
  • Encouraging residents to participate in eating activities
  • Providing the “Food on the Run” initiative for the residents that can no longer focus on their meals or who often wander around
  • Encouraging as much participation in activities as possible in order to promote independence and confidence
  • Offering leisure activity options for residents to have fun with friends
  • Promoting physical movement and exercise, stimulating the mind, and maintaining social interactions
  • Providing purposeful activities, whether individually or in groups
  • Planning activities that cater to short attention spans
  • Catering activities to the abilities of residents, and the current time during the day
  • Serving meals in mellow, quiet settings so that residents can concentrate on eating
  • Providing activities without competition and appropriate for age
  • Encouraging as much participation in activities as possible in order to promote independence and confidence

What Makes Our Memory Care Program Special

Our exclusive SHINE® Memory Care program revolves around the importance of self-discovery. We want to help our memory-impaired residents rediscover their love for independence, while improving their self-esteem and confidence through meaningful and fun activities. The program focuses on the following:

  • Team Member Training – Each SHINE® team member receives thorough training in order to be certified to give high-quality care.
  • Communication – A superior communication protocol closely links care providers, our residents and also their families.
  • Dining – Our dining experience uses scientific methods in order to encourage residents to interact, be more aware, and have improved appetites.
  • Life Enhancement – Purpose-driven enrichment through group and individual programs that stimulate the senses in calm settings
  • My Story– A handcrafted book helps to increase the engagement by residents and celebrates their achievements.
  • Neighborhood Design – Designed with safety, health, convenience, and joy in mind.

Contact Our Dedicated Team to Guide You in Your Decision

When you work with us, you can rest assured that your loved ones will always receive the best possible service and care. All you have to do is contact our caring team in Rittenhouse Village At Michigan City and find out why the SHINE® Memory Care Program is the best one in the senior care industry today.

Call us today at 219.207.6281  to discuss what’s best for you and your loved one when it comes to senior living memory care.

To learn more about our SHINE® Memory Care program, please complete the form below to connect with a Senior Lifestyle Counselor:


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