Jeffrey A. Raday, PE, President of McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce the recent completion of Merrillville Memory Care – a 50-bed housing residence that offers high-level care for individuals suffering from memory loss. The firm was selected by Dete Development to complete the comprehensive new construction assignment on behalf of Whiteco Industries, the land owner of the memory care facility.
The 33,760-square-foot, single-story complex is located on a nine-acre site at 7900 Rhode Island Street, adjacent to Interstate 65 and U.S. 30 in Merrillville, in northwest Indiana. Merrillville Memory Care incorporates 48 units designed and constructed to maximize the comfort, safety and security of memory care patients. A welcoming entrance highlighted by a porte-cochère and high ceilings leads residents and guests into a soothing and comfortable environment. In addition to individual living spaces, residents enjoy fully-outfitted amenity areas including a living room with a see-though fireplace, dining area with a full-service kitchen, activity center, relaxation room, spa and salon. Two nurse stations support medical staff caring for residents in either wing of the building.
McShane constructed the wood frame residence with an artfully clad exterior incorporating fiber-cement siding, masonry, and imitation stone accents. An enclosed central courtyard serves as the property’s focal point and outdoor recreation area visible from the building’s window-lined interior. The courtyard is complete with generous patio space, seating areas, and a custom artistic sculpture installation surrounded by elegant walkways and landscaping.
All sitework for the project was completed by McShane Construction including landscaping, sidewalks and on-site parking.
“Our project team successfully drew upon our many years of experience in the construction of memory care facilities to deliver this first-class environment that supports the needs and well-being of individuals suffering from memory loss,” remarked Raday. “I’m confident that the final product provides a place of comfort and security for the residents of Merrillville Memory Care and their loved-ones.”
Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. provided the architectural services for this new memory care property.