CUTLINES: The SHINESM program scientifically examines six individual points of focus to create a holistic memory care plan that’s specially designed to fit each resident’s unique needs and abilities.

BLUE RIDGE, Georgia – Blue Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care has announced the launch of SHINESM, an exclusive memory care program designed and developed by Discovery Senior Living. SHINESM is a unique personalized approach to memory care that uses scientific principles to promote engagement, comprehension, and lifestyle quality for seniors living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease or other memory-related diseases. 

Utilizing proven care methods and evidence-based decisions, SHINESM ensures each resident’s program is tailored to their needs and abilities—one that will have the most impact in supporting and enriching their health by providing them the opportunity to enjoy their best life, every day.

Built upon a foundational principle of deep personalization, SHINESM Memory Care incorporates six points of focus including communication, team member training, a “My Story” personalized biographical journey, an immersive dining experience, state-of-the-art neighborhood design, and life enrichment activities for enhanced personalized care to ensure every resident is comfortable, properly cared for, and set up to thrive each day.

Families often struggle to navigate the many challenges presented by a loved one’s memory care diagnosis,” said Johanna Jones, SHINESM Memory Care Director at Blue Ridge, “And that’s why the launch of SHINESM represents an important advancement in memory care options for area seniors and their families

To help fulfill the program’s mission, Blue Ridge SHINESM Team Members have all been program certified and have completed extensive training in dementia, including Alzheimer’s and other memory-related diseases. By way of their specialized training, and through the use of proven care methods and evidence-based decisions, SHINESM Team Members are uniquely prepared to deliver dignified and compassionate care of the highest quality.  

The SHINESM program is being launched exclusively at 36 Discovery Senior Living communities nationwide. Blue Ridge and Suwanee-based sister community Discovery Village At Sugarloaf are the first and only communities in Georgia to offer SHINESM

About Discovery Senior Living

Discovery Senior Living is a family of companies which includes: Discovery Management Group, Discovery Development Group, Discovery Design Concepts, Discovery Realty Group, Discovery Marketing Group, and Discovery At Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. With almost three decades of experience, the award-winning management group has been developing, building, marketing, and operating upscale, luxury senior-living communities across the United States. With a flourishing portfolio of almost 10,000 existing homes or homes under development, Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized industry leader in creating world-class, resort-style communities.

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