New Executive Hire at Heritage Point, Memory Care in Mishawaka
Roger Garmendia Brings Extensive Experience in Memory Care to the Team
MISHAWAKA, IN (April 5th, 2019) – Heritage Point Assisted Living and Memory Care in Mishawaka, IN is pleased to announce the addition of Roger Garmendia to the executive team.
Garmendia brings extensive industry-specific experience to the role. Working in nearly every capacity in the memory care setting, Garmendia has served his residents as a certified nurse’s assistance, activities aide, Qualified Memory Care Professional, life safety specialist, environmental services director, and administrative assistant before obtaining his Health Facility Administrator license and advancing into executive memory care roles. This rich and diverse experience makes Garmenda a compassionate leader with a solid understanding of the importance of every employee and every individual resident at Heritage Point. Roger holds certifications as a Nurse Aide, Activities Director, and Health Facility Administrator.
Heritage Point offers both assisted living and memory care services in the Mishawaka area. The facility takes pride in offering hard-to-find all-inclusive living for its residents, where monthly rent includes 24/7 dining, weekly housekeeping services, utilities, maintenance, access to the gym, local transportation, 24/7 staffing, and access to a myriad of activities and programs daily. Additionally, modern memory care programming incorporates specialty programming designed to promote true quality of life for patients with dementia. Memory care staff receive extensive training regarding the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of residents experiencing the cognitive decline associated with dementia to ensure they’re able to provide the best care possible during these hard-earned retirement years.
In his new role at Heritage Point, Roger Garmendia will assist residents, develop and maintain policies and procedures that promote quality care, ensure only the best staff join the team (and receive adequate training to perform at the top of their skillsets), serve as liaison for patients and their family members who have questions or concerns, and ensure the organization continues to meet all federal, state, and local rules and regulations. “I really believe that those who experience dementia in retirement can lead just as fulfilling retirement as those who don’t, which is why I’ve chosen to spend my career in memory care. Heritage Point is a compassionate and well-known memory care facility in Mishawaka and a natural next step in my career. It’s both a pleasure and an honor to join the prestigious team of caregivers and support staff in such a renowned facility. My first objective is simply to get to know each resident so I can best serve them moving forward,” Garmendia said. “If anybody would like to reach me, I plan to be an available resource for the community, our residents, and their friends and family members.”
To learn more about Heritage Point Assisted Living and Memory Care in Mishawaka, schedule a facility tour today by calling (574) 208-6844 or requesting a tour online at www.HeritagePointRet.com.
About Sunshine Retirement Living
Family-owned and patient-centered, parent company Sunshine Retirement Living manages nearly two dozen retirement communities across the United States. By providing a full range of services in their independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities, Sunshine Retirement Living promotes independence, confidence, and community among their residents. The organization’s mission is simple: to enrich the lives of those they serve. To learn more about their services, communities, or philosophy, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect socially.
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