North Woods Village in Mishawaka, IN, Wins Prestigious 2018 Assisted Living Community of the Year!

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, the first assisted living memory care community in the greater Michiana area, was awarded the 2018 Assisted Living Community of the Year by the Indiana Assisted Living Association (INALA) for outstanding care and service. “I am pleased to recognize a community that delivers such a high quality of care in an elevating and inspiring environment.” stated Liz Carrol, Executive Director of INALA.

Those with memory impairment have unique and specialized needs. They require and deserve an exceptional level of care. According to Martin Lebbin, Executive Director, “North Woods Village uses its specially developed program, “New Directions”® providing individualized and resident-centered care. Focusing on engaging lifestyles that emphasize our residents’ ability, promotes success, and dignified support to help individuals live as independently as possible.”

“Our mission includes being a resource for families and friends. By offering information and guidance to help them understand what their loved ones are experiencing, help them cope with the disease, and discover ways to enjoy the time they have together,” stated Lebbin.

Locally owned and operated, North Woods Village was purposefully designed and built from the ground up to serve residents suffering from memory issues and to support their families. In addition, each staff member receives extensive ongoing specialized training in Dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Amongst North Woods Village management there are Certified: Virtual Dementia Tour Facilitators, Senior Living Advisor, Memory Care Professional, and Professional in Healthcare Quality.

North Woods Village has also been recently recognized by the national Caring Star Awards, with the Great Lakes Caring Award for Excellence, as two-time Age of Excellence Honoree and Small Business of the Year by the SBCC.

Since its inception in 2013, residents have more than a home at North Woods Village, we are family!