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SHINE® Memory Care is Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso’s exclusive memory care program. Our curriculum has been recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association®, the country’s leading, voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care and research, and received a prestigious, National Certificate of Recognition. It’s a proud distinction we share with a very small and elite group of U.S. memory care providers.

SHINE® offers a uniquely personalized approach to memory care using science-driven data to promote a high quality of life for dementia-stricken patients. At Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso, we are acutely aware of the challenges faced by those suffering from cognitive impairment, as well as their family members. In our memory care communities, you will find professional, experienced members of staff who will provide compassionate, comprehensive care for you or your loved one.

Contact Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso at 219-207-6987 today to schedule a tour and learn more about the difference our SHINE® Memory Care program can make.

What Is a Memory Care Community?


In our SHINE® Memory Care community, you’ll find long-term care that meets the individual needs of each and every dementia-stricken resident. This includes but is not limited to assistance with daily living activities, medical monitoring and supervised care. When your loved one becomes part of our SHINE® Memory Care community, rest assured that our professional and experienced members of staff will do their utmost best to preserve and rebuild everything which has been taken away from them by this terrible affliction. Be it personalized care and attention or quality meals, we assure you that your loved ones are in safe hands, receiving the best standard of care. You have our guarantee on this.

Our exclusive SHINE® Memory Care program emphasizes:

  • Open and constant communication with our residents and their families
  • Continuous professional training for all of our members of staff
  • A personalized handcrafted “My Story” book for each resident
  • An appetite-stimulating scientific dining experience which also improves the resident’s awareness, interaction and participation skills
  • A wide range of activities ranging from sensory experiences to quiet, relaxing moments
  • A safe, secure environment that is specifically designed with your loved one’s convenience, health and happiness in mind.

Discover Independence, Confidence, and Self-Esteem

Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso’s SHINE® Memory Care program also provides the following services to help our residents discover their confidence, independence and self-esteem:

  • Promoting regular physical exercise
  • Encourage your loved ones to maintain social contacts
  • Focusing on the strengths of the individual, rather than limitations
  • Encouraging active and constant participation in all activities of daily living
  • Perpetually celebrating small successes, no matter how insignificant they might seem

Discover Delicious Dining

At our SHINE® Memory Care community, we also provide:

  • Healthy meals which are specifically tailored to promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Ensure that dining is a social, and not a solitary activity
  • A calm and tranquil dining environment provided at the same time each day
  • Our “Food on the Run” service for residents who exhibit wandering behavior or have trouble focusing during mealtimes

Discover Fun and Engaging Activities

As the cliché goes, “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop”. A healthy mind is therefore an active one. At Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso, we offer:

  • Purpose-driven activities on a one-to-one basis, or in small groups
  • Activities which are tailored specifically to each resident’s abilities
  • Activities and games which are not only age-appropriate, but also non-competitive and failure-free
  • Other activities which are specifically designed after taking into consideration each resident’s likes and dislikes

The most important aspect of our memory care program is undoubtedly to instill a sense of belonging amongst the residents. Our SHINE® program helps them to do so by:

  • Providing support with activities that aims to inculcate in them a sense of independence and self-reliance
  • Activities and exercises that instill in them a sense of personal success and self-worth
  • Leisure activities that promote fun and the formation of friendships

Contact Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso

If you are interested in knowing more about our SHINE® Memory Care program, please contact Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso team at 219.207.6987. We are more than happy to discuss with you regarding your loved one’s personal senior living needs.