SHINE® Memory Care is Rittenhouse Village At Northside’s exclusive memory care program. SHINE® represents a personalized approach to memory care using science-driven data to help promote engagement, comprehension, and quality of life for seniors living with dementia including Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related issues.
Our SHINE® Memory Care program 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. One of only eight nationally recognized programs, SHINE® is a unique personalized approach to memory care that uses scientific principles to promote engagement, comprehension and lifestyle quality for seniors living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory-related issues.
What Is a Memory Care Community?
A memory care program is designed to provide specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other kinds of memory issues. In our safe, secure community, residents receive 24/7 care from nurses, certified nurse assistants and other medical professionals. Our team is specially trained to care for individuals with dementia and has years of experience. Many seniors need more intensive levels of care as they age. For many, this is part of the process of getting older. At our SHINE® Memory Care community, your loved one can receive the care they need.
Discover Independence, Confidence, and Self-Esteem
Rittenhouse Village At Northside’s SHINE® Memory Care program makes a practice of the following:
- Promoting physical exercise, stimulating cognitive acuity and striving to maintain social contacts
- Focusing on residents’ strengths rather than limitations
- Encouraging active participation in the activities of daily life
- Regularly celebrating small successes as they come
Discover Delicious Dining
At our SHINE® Memory Care community, we also provide:
- Healthy meals that promote an overall healthy lifestyle
- Active social participation in dining, providing assistance as needed
- A calm, peaceful dining environment and service at the same time each day, which allows residents to focus on eating
- Our “Food on the Run” service for residents who frequently wander or have trouble focusing at mealtime
Discover Fun and Engaging Activities
We know that an active mind is a healthy mind. To this end, Rittenhouse Village At Northside offers:
- Purpose-driven activities in both small groups and on a one-to-one basis
- Activities that are customized to each resident’s abilities
- Games and activities that are age-appropriate, non-competitive and failure-free
- Opportunities designed with each resident’s likes and dislikes in mind
Perhaps the most important aspect of our memory care program is a sense of belonging. Our SHINE® program includes:
- Active support with activities that help to foster a sense of self-reliance and independence
- Work activities and productivity exercises that provide a sense of personal success and self-worth
- Play and leisure activities that promote friendship and fun
What Makes Our Memory Care Program Special
Our exclusive SHINE® Memory Care program is built around an exploration of discovery. Discovering independence, confidence, self-esteem, dining, fun and engaging activities and friendship and belonging. The program does this by emphasizing:
- Frequent and open communication with our residents and their families
- Extensive, continual training for all of our team members
- A handcrafted “My Story” book for each of our residents
- A scientific dining experience that stimulates the appetite, but also improves interaction, awareness and participation skills
- A broad range of activities, sensory experiences, and quiet, relaxing moments
- A safe, secure environment designed with your loved one’s convenience, health and happiness in mind.
Contact Our Dedicated Team Today
You have our word that your family members will be in the best hands, receiving the best care. Reach out to the Rittenhouse Village At Northside team and discover the difference our SHINE® Memory Care program can make.
Call us today at 317-676-3032 to discuss what’s best for you and your loved one when it comes to senior living memory care.