Riveridge unveils facility after renovation project

Leader photo/CINDY KLINGERMAN — Riveridge celebrates the completion of a recent renovation project at the facility with the chamber of commerce.

Leader photo/CINDY KLINGERMAN — Riveridge celebrates the completion of a recent renovation project at the facility with the chamber of commerce.

Riveridge Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Niles hosted an open house Thursday to unveil the results of a recent renovation project.

Among the many improvements showcased last week include the addition of a multi-sensory room for dementia patients, new flooring throughout the building, a new spa in the rehabilitation unit, four new private rooms, new furniture, new bedding, new artwork, an upgraded family room and a new occupational therapy room featuring a fully functional kitchen and bathroom.

Stephanie Lisenko, admissions director, said the project’s purpose was to update the building and make it feel more like home to both the short-term and long-term residents who stay there.

The project also allowed Riveridge to reorganize the building so that residents in for a specific purpose (either short-term rehabilitation, memory care or long-term care) are all located in the same area.

All these changes, Lisenko said, were designed to help Riveridge better serve its community and residents, whether they are short-term or long-term.

“We want people to be comfortable while they are here and have it feel like home as much as possible since they have to be away from their home,” she said. “Our whole goal is rehab to home, that we are getting them home successfully.

“For our long-term residents, we want to make sure it feels like home to them because for them this is their home.”

Riveridge is located at 1333 Wells St., in Niles. For more information, call the center at (269) 684-1111 or visit the center’s website at riveridgerehab.com.

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