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Rittenhouse opens new Memory Care Wing

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Senior Living

Published on March 16, 2011 with No Comments

Rittenhouse in Portage is proud to announce the opening of their Memory Care Wing. On Thursday, Feb. 23, an open house was held to show off the facilities, meet the staff, and enjoy some yummy creations from the on-site chefs.

The apartment suites are much smaller than the other residence apartments, as large spaces often frustrate memory care patients. Suites in the Memory Care Wing include their own dining room as well as their own living room. Residents suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are not in their apartments for much more than sleeping and bathing. Rittenhouse provides specialized programming specifically for the memory care residents.

The halls are filled with items for the residents to interact with. These items include tools, jewelry baubles, crafts, baby dolls and more. Rittenhouse provides a secure, private courtyard with two entrances to their wing so patients can walk laps and enjoy the outdoors. When spring hits, outdoor furniture will be added for the patients and their families.

Meals are prepared fresh each day by on-site chefs. The meals meet the dietary restrictions and requirements of the patients and meals are included in the monthly fees at Rittenhouse. In fact, Rittenhouse is an all-inclusive priced community.

Although Rittenhouse is a private pay community, they do accept benefits for those with long term care policies, veterans, and others. For those without any type of benefits, the all-inclusive pricing would be similar to what one might pay for services such as rent, transportation, utilities, meals and cable. Again, these things are all included in the monthly fees.

In regards to safety of the memory care residents, the newest technology has been implemented. Residents wear watches that connect to the nurses pagers. Also, if a patient gets close to a door that connects to the main facility or outdoor exits, the doors will automatically lock and notify the nursing staff.

Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage is located at 6235 Sterling Creek Road. For more information, call 219-764-2900, or visit www.rittenhousesl.com.

 

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