Michiana’s first stand-alone memory care assisted living community designed specifically for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, is taking on its final shape as truss work defines one of the several “neighborhoods” that will be a part of North Woods Village as a whole.
The purposeful architectural design of North Woods Village at Edison Lakes is one element of “New Directions,” the community’s signature memory care program. The two other elements of the program are the professionally trained memory care staff and resident-centered care.
Each neighborhood will provide residents with a familiar and individualized environment that promotes independence and allows for individually focused care. The neighborhoods will include private resident apartments, a Country Kitchen, a sunroom, large living room and private dining room. They will also feature consistent staffing, enabling residents to get to know the people who work in their neighborhood.
The community will also offer a secure, outdoor courtyard with raised flower and vegetable gardens, seating areas, walking paths, a gazebo and putting green. Interior amenities include a community room, a family lounge, a beauty salon/barber shop, video conferencing for virtual visits, a Wellness Center with on-site physician offices and a chapel.
Dane Slabaugh, Principal and Managing Partner of True North Group, LLC, the local development partnership behind the project, broke ground earlier this year to build a state-of-the-art facility at 1409 East Day Road Mishawaka.
Operations for North Woods Village at Edison Lakes will be managed by regional memory care specialist Randall Residence, based out of Lawton, Michigan. In addition to the immediate construction jobs the project will generate, full staffing of medical and administrative positions will provide over 40 permanent new jobs in the community by fall of 2014.
Randall Residence is a management company that provides quality leadership for senior living in the Midwest and brings a history of successful experience in active, hands-on management, local community involvement, and satisfied customers, including residents, family members, staff team members and investors. Randall Residence focuses on empowering each resident by offering individualized, professional care with a personal touch that is vital to the residents and offers peace of mind to their families.