McShane Construction Company announced it has completed 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, LLC 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.
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 nurses 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. Architectural Design Consultants, Inc. (ADCI) provided the architectural services for this new memory care property.