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Heritage Point Retirement Living in Mishawaka, IN
An all-inclusive, custom Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Facility in Mishawaka, IN for your loved one!
Here at Heritage Point, we are more than a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. Located close to St. Joseph Hospital, Davita Dialysis, and Michiana Hematology and Oncology Clinic. And close to University Park Mall for shopping, it offers a warm and welcoming senior community for those in need of assisted living, transitional assisted living, or memory care in Mishawaka, Indiana. Heritage Point combines Person-Centered Care with a robust Life Enrichment Program that embraces Sunshine’s six Pillars of Wellness opens a new window: physical engagement, sensory stimulation, spiritual support, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. Deeply rooted in Montessori methodology, Sunshine’s Wellness Programs and collaborative, Person-Centered Care assessments come together to provide residents with care that goes above and beyond that of traditional nursing homes. In our secured environment, we strive to empower residents, improve quality of life, enhance dignity, honor choice, support independence, and promote positive well-being. We do this by offering customizable levels of care, so whether your loved one is just starting to experience memory challenges, or if they have been living with Alzheimer’s and dementia for quite some time, you can rest assured knowing that our experienced and professional staff is providing the care they need, day and night.
Choose Your Own Rent! Custom Memory Care and Transitional Assisted Living Starting at $3,900
Thank you all for taking such good care of my mom... She was happy living there.
Friendly, caring, dedicated people caring for the elderly loved ones. The facility is lovely, comfortable and homelike. Kurt is wonderful.
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- Safety and Comfort
- Memory Care Life Enrichment Program & Pillars of Wellness
- Specialized Care Levels & Complete Personal Care Services
- Door-to-door Transportation
- Experienced & Dedicated Staff
- 24/7 Dining
- Sensory Spa
- VR Bucket List Program
- Extraordinary Location
- Attractive Grounds
- Short-Term & Respite Stays
- Easy-Move Program with NorthAmerican
- Resident Referral Program
- Month-to-Month Lease
- Facility Information
- Medicare Insurance Enrollment with eHealth
Our building is outfitted with ionized air filtering to remove viruses, bacteria, and other particulates from the air so that your loved one can breathe easy. New residents are admitted after screening though Vikor Scientific Respira-ID and a negative COVID-19 test result. Our virus mitigation protocols include full personal protective gear, sanitizer stations at all traffic areas, and cleaning throughout the community multiple times per day.
Our Memory Care Life Enrichment Program is designed to honor the memories and experiences of our residents by providing physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. The program includes:
- Sensory & VR Therapy: Stimulating the senses can produce a calming effect and in some cases help bring back memories
- Music Therapy: Era-specific music to bring back fond memories and decrease anxiety
- Aroma Therapy: Smells reminiscent from childhood such as home-baked cookies and fresh baked bread
- Validation Techniques: Words are powerful and our residents are encouraged to give and receive positive feedback
- Socialization: Residents and staff all enjoy time together each day in both large and small groups in safe settings to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
- Health & Wellness: Providing activities that promote residents’ physicality help to curb agitation, wandering and sleeplessness, while intellectual activities encourage learning and participating in both new and familiar hobbies
- Spiritual Support: Music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of spiritual support provides comfort and familiar purpose
- Life Skills Stations: Miniature kitchens, faux engines, and mailboxes are among the many real-life scenarios and work the residents did in their youth
- And much more!
Our Person-Centered Care approach focuses on our residents’ needs, while our Active Living Programs allow them to live life to their fullest capability. Our residents feel at home in Heritage Point because our approach is based on the residents’ lifetime routine, not ours. Additionally, we provide options for health monitoring, medication management, assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, and oral care.
We offer local transportation for shopping trips, doctor’s appointments, cultural events, and more. Now, thanks to our innovative partnership with Uber, we are able to offer on-call transportation and scheduled pickups for our residents at any time of day.
Our community’s leadership team includes our Executive Director, Health Services Director, and Life Enrichment Director. Our team includes a highly-trained Executive Director, licensed Director of Nursing, licensed Memory Care Director, and certified Life Enrichment Director. Our passionate and dedicated team of skilled professionals offer exceptional support for our residents’ needs, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs, through engaging daily activities.
It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.
Our daily menu also incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND diet that fosters brain health. Our goal is that the MIND diet, in conjunction with our many Memory Care programs, will help hold off memory issues for as long as possible. Entrees are served on colored plates to stimulate appetite, and a server greets each resident individually with multiple daily menu choices. Learn more about our Memory Care dining program and the MIND diet.
Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the five senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch) with the goal of evoking positive feelings. This innovative therapy can reduce tension, agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger which are common behavioral side effects in seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. By planning meaningful, stimulating activities and considering our residents’ unique interests, we can create personal experiences in our custom Sensory Spas and make a significant difference in our residents’ lives.
Our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Therapy enables residents to explore bucket list journeys and experiences they’ve always wanted to complete, all within the comfort of our community. With VR Therapy, your loved one can explore the Caribbean sea and virtually scuba dive with sting rays, or discover an untapped passion for music with VR first row seats to the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Whether it’s travel or new experiences your loved one seeks, our new, groundbreaking therapy can make almost any adventure dreams a virtual reality.
Heritage Point is close to St. Joseph Hospital, Davita Dialysis, and Michiana Hematology and Oncology Clinic. And close to University Park Mall for shopping.
Our many secured walking paths and well-tended, enclosed gardens encourage a daily stroll. Residents can feel safe while enjoying the outdoor environment with a patio that features comfortable benches and beautiful views.
Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break from caregiving, respite care at Heritage Point is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the Person-Centered Care that they need. Our safe, nurturing environment and professional staff will support the wellness needs of your loved one. Take advantage of the full amenities of our community; your loved one can rest while socializing with team members and other residents and you’ll have peace of mind knowing each suite features its own emergency response system. Contact us today to learn about the various levels of care available to our respite and short-term stay residents.
To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Sunshine Retirement Living Communities have partnered with trusted national moving company, northAmerican, to institute a senior-specific program that lessens the strain associated with moving. To learn more about this moving program, click here. opens a new window
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Our one-time community fee helps fund expenses incurred in making your loved one’s suite move-in ready and keeping the community beautiful and comfortable for all our residents. There are no upfront buy-in fees to reserve future higher levels of care or long-term contracts. Cost of care may increase or decrease as a resident’s needs change and is subject to change due to periodic and transparent assessments completed by onsite nursing staff and partnered caregivers.
Heritage Point – License Number: 18-013330-1
Through Sunshine Retirement Living’s partnership with eHealth, residents can research, compare and enroll in Medicare insurance plans that cover their doctors and prescription drugs. Residents can shop online or speak to one of eHealth’s licensed insurance agents over the phone by calling 844-833-5901 (TTY 711) or explore options online – click here opens a new window. There is never a cost to speak to an agent, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a health plan. eHealth’s mission is to help people find coverage that works for their personal needs.
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How Activities Boost Memory at Heritage Point Assisted Living and Memory Care
There is no doubt that as we age our memory is not as sharp as it once was. This is due to natural processes along with the different limitations imposed by neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and Lewy body. That’s the bad news, the good news is senior apartments for rent Mishawka such as Heritage Point have fantastic memory care allowing residents to hold onto their memories and cognitive function for a little longer.
Age and Cognition
A common theme with Mishawka retirement homes is the residents don’t have the mental sharpness to handle the day to day tasks as easily as they used to. This could be true on a functional, physical level while the mind may be sharp as ever. The opposite could be true as well. Often, both the mind and the body are not as quick as they once were. The goal of senior living in Mishawka is to lessen the burden on retirees. Instead of having them fend for themselves, these assisted living communities understand that as we grow older, our cognition isn’t what it was.
There is no way we can accurately point to a time when cognition declines. Some psychiatrists claim the brain is operating at peak efficiency from age 30-35. If that’s the case, by the time people arrive at senior care in Mishawka, their faculties should be quite eroded. We know, however, that’s not the case. Retirees are very sharp and often their minds work faster than their bodies allow. Still, retirees are not as sharp as they were as this is the natural aging process.
Depending on the careers people had and family considerations, there can be a drop off in cognition as the years advance. Besides common sense, there is lots of proof in psychiatric studies that the older we get, our cognitive abilities atrophy. Fortunately, Heritage Point is Mishawka assisted living that specializes in helping blunt the effects of age upon cognition.
Creativity and Mental Fitness
Just like the body needs exercise, so does the mind. In Mishawka senior care, this is no different. Heritage Point is proud to offer several programs designed to stimulate the minds of retirees. One of the best ways to stimulate minds is through creative projects. The reason arts and crafts are beloved by people of all ages is they allow the mind to wander and work in its own way. For retirees, this is a great way to keep memories fresh while keeping themselves challenged. Heritage Point’s arts and crafts keep retiree creativity keen, and there are some fantastic programs such as creating dog biscuit making turning that creativity into service.
The Mishawka senior community at Heritage Point also has musical programs. Few things have been proven to do as much to keep mental fitness in tip top shape the way music does. Thanks to various studies, the importance of music is found to be just as profound in the elderly as it is in young children. Furthermore, music’s tonal quality also activates memories. Think about songs – most music is associated with a time, place, and in many cases, other people. Using music is a great way to keep memories alive and active.
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