Journey Senior Living, voted the Best of Senior Living 2018 by SeniorAdvisor.com, understands that love, compassion, and dignity are the true difference makers in providing quality senior care. Every aspect of Journey Senior Living’s award-winning support is hands-on and personalized, from their menu to their memory care.
Nutrition is always important, but as people grow older, their diet plays a bigger and bigger role in daily life. At Journey, residents enjoy meals prepared by their on-site culinary chef. The main course changes every day and is focused on a healthy and balanced meal, as studies have shown that good nutrition can slow the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. If the day’s lunch or dinner is not to the resident’s taste, Journey also offers a number of staples that are always available: tuna or chicken salad, PB&J, grilled cheese, burgers, hot dogs, baked potatoes, and cottage cheese.
Journey Senior Living is proud to be the only standalone memory care community in Northwest Indiana, and they put an emphasis on the word community. They boast an 8:1 staff to resident ratio; that’s one staff member for every eight residents. The average for similar facilities is one for every 20. The lower ratio means that staff members work closely with each patient to care for their individual needs.
Each member of the community has a unique road map, called a “care plan,” designed around their specific conditions, abilities, routines, and more. Every resident is different, and the care plans make sure to celebrate everything that makes people unique. And, of course, residents enjoy private apartments that allow for independence and privacy, with rooms designed for safety and support where necessary.
Residents also enjoy a calendar packed with activities every day, from karaoke and movies to time with Pastors Lewis and Harris. The memory care recreation at Journey keeps seniors with dementia active and engaged with the community.
Journey Senior Living of Merrillville ultimately has one goal: to ensure that seniors with Alzheimer’s or any other dementia stay happy, healthy, and safe. They invite anyone to step inside for a tour of their facilities and to meet the staff that puts value on compassion. Visit www.journeyseniorliving.com/merrillville/ or www.journeyseniorliving.com/valparaiso/ to learn more.