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SHINE® Memory Care is Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso’s exclusive memory care program. SHINE® represents a personalized approach to memory care using science-driven data to help promote engagement, comprehension, and, ultimately, 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 uniquely 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. At Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso, we understand the challenges people with cognitive impairment face. In our memory care communities, you’ll find experienced team members who provide comprehensive, compassionate care.

See the difference our SHINE® Memory Care program can make. Contact Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso at 219-245-7462 today to schedule a tour and learn more.

What Is a Memory Care Community?

Shine BadgeIn our SHINE® Memory Care community, you’ll find long-term care that meets the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. This includes supervised care, assistance with daily living activities and medical monitoring. When your loved one enters our SHINE® Memory Care community, our goal is to guide them along a journey of discovery in all they do. Our nurses and certified nurse assistants, with ongoing education and specialized training in memory care diseases, chart a course of exploration for them that touches on various important aspects of life. Our program is designed to rebuild and preserve that which their affliction has taken from them. From quality meals to personalized care and attention, you can rest easy knowing your family members are in the best hands, receiving the best care. You have our word on it.

Our exclusive SHINE® Memory Care program emphasizes:

  • 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.

Discover Independence, Confidence, and Self-Esteem

Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso’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, all while 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 Valparaiso 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

Contact Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso

For more information on our SHINE® Memory Care program, please contact us. It would be our pleasure to speak with you about your loved one’s personal senior living needs.

Reach out to the Rittenhouse Village At Valparaiso team at 219-245-7462 to learn more. Our memory care program offers both value and comfort to residents and peace of mind to their families.