Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care

7900 Rhode Island St Merrillville IN 46410

866-465-5993

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Description of Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care in Merrillville, Indiana

At Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care, we have a host of community features. Regularly scheduled off-site experiences and day trips are very popular with our occupants. Dogs and cats are welcome in private rooms. Free resident parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community offers the support of individualized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the special needs of its residents.

Dining Options

All meals are provided to occupants. It's our pleasure to entertain visiting company, meals included. Dining includes restaurant-style dining, room service, and specialized dining programs available to meet the needs of residents. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified dining alternatives such as low/no sodium options and low/no sugar options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can stay active with specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical health. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time director of activities. Included in our exercise program are stretching classes, Tai Chi(add TM) classes - a wonderful and effective exercise for maintaining health of body and mind, at low physical impact, and chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to host holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Our community offers a healthy living program spanning cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. Our community activities include trivia nights.

Outdoor Common Areas

Our community grounds includes raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, and indoor and outdoor walking paths for the pleasure and convenience of our residents.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or just to relax. Our community is secured to ensure our residents are protected. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties, a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents, and a bistro.

Location Characteristics at Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 2-bedroom units, for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, studio units, and handicapped units designed for easy accessibility and for use by wheelchair users. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor units are available. To accommodate our residents, our community has air conditioning, and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Resident quarters featuring wheelchair accessible showers are available.

Available Services at Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care

Transportation

All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. Available services include on-site RN's and LPN's. We have registered nurses on our community staff. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. This facility is not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Caregivers at our facility receive specialized, relevant training in a variety of areas. Our lobby has a dedicated concierge available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. We offer skilled nursing care by licensed nurses, fully equipped to handle responsibilities such as wound care, tube feedings, and monitoring. At our community we offer adjunct therapies, such as reminiscence therapy, which stimulates sight, sound, smell, and touch faculties to encourage memory recall and the enjoyment of sensory experiences. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Find your home at Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care

Community Certifications

Our property is licensed for 50 residents. The building was constructed in 2016. We do not have age restrictions and accept residents of all ages.

Local Emergency Assistance

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors.

Pricing at Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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Semi-Private
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care

4.6 of 5 Average rating
9 Reviews
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  • Small with a "family feel"

    This is a small community with a "family feeling". I really like the fact that this building is all for memory care. A family friend stays... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    Small with a "family feel"

    This is a small community with a "family feeling". I really like the fact that this building is all for memory care. A family friend stays here and every time we visit the building is very clean with NO SMELL, residents are freely walking... more

  • Very pleasant and caring environment. The staff exceeded my expectations in there efforts to accommodate our needs. I highly recommend... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    Very pleasant and caring environment. The staff exceeded my expectations in there efforts to accommodate our needs. I highly recommend Journey Senior Living....

  • A good respite stay

    My mother in law had a good experience staying at this community for a short respite stay. The food was good. The staff were nice and... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    A good respite stay

    My mother in law had a good experience staying at this community for a short respite stay. The food was good. The staff were nice and encouraged her to participate in some of the daily activities. The community is clean and the grounds are... more

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Community Details at Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care

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    • Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care Amenities

      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Meals Provided
      • Activities Onsite
      • Activities Offsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Devotional Services Offsite

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Journey Senior Living of Merrillville - Memory Care

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      • Assisted Living
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