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Senior housing types near Forest, VA

  • Mountain Valley Living Center

    Mountain Valley Living Center

    1135 Taylor Road, Westfield, NC 27053
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    Mountain Valley Living Center a small assisted living, serving a maximum of 26 residents in a quite homelike atmosphere in the outskirts of King NC. Come let us show you our home away from home. When you have to make a decision for assisted care, come see Mountain Valley and their beautiful views...

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  • Spring Arbor of Salisbury

    Spring Arbor of Salisbury

    14001 Turnberry Lane, Midlothian, VA 23113
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    Spring Arbor of Salisbury Residential Assisted Living opened in 2007 with a variety of apartments ranging from studios, different styles of one bedroom/living room suites, and two bedroom apartments. We are a single level building in a lovely residential neighborhood on a quiet street but still...

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  • Heritage Green and Daybreak

    Heritage Green and Daybreak

    200 Lillian Lane, Lynchburg, VA 24502
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    Growing a tradition of care! Heritage Green Assisted Living Community is a beautifully designed, single story building that caters to seniors that require assistance with activities of daily living but do not need skilled health care services. This 48-unit, 64 bed Assisted Living Community shares...

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  • Cardinal Senior Living

    Cardinal Senior Living

    1350 Longwood Ave, Bedford, VA 24523
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    We are excited to welcome you to Cardinal Senior Living, Bedford's premier provider of assisted living and memory care services (Dementia / Alzheimer's). Cardinal's organization began January 1st, 2017, but the traditions and memories of our community are long lasting and still carry forward....

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  • Carriage House Senior Living Community

    Carriage House Senior Living Community

    3896 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27455
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    Welcome Home to Carriage House! Carriage House Senior Living Community is assisted living and memory care support residence in Greensboro, North Carolina, a city rich in culture, history and arts. Our senior community is conveniently located near medical facilities, upscale shopping centers and...

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  • Seasons Place

    Seasons Place

    177 Holt Lane, Lewisburg, WV 24901
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    Nestled in the heart of the Greenbrier Valley, Seasons Place, is an Enlivant assisted and independent living community near the Allegheny Mountains. We are located near downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia, recently voted 'America's Coolest Small Town'. Our small town is well known for its low crime...

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  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville

    1550 Pantops Mountain, Charlottesville, VA 22911
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    We cordially invite you to consider Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, as your next new home! Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville is located on scenic Pantops Mountain directly across the street from the new Martha Jefferson Hospital and Doctor's Network, in close proximity to...

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  • Brookdale Staunton

    Brookdale Staunton

    1900 Hillsmere Lane, Staunton, VA 24401
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    Our welcoming, upscale community in Staunton, Va., which offers both assisted living and memory care services, sits on 22 acres in northwest Staunton, with stunning mountain views and an abundance of wildlife. We can provide you the ideal retirement experience, combining a peaceful country home with...

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  • Pheasant Ridge Senior Living Community

    Pheasant Ridge Senior Living Community

    4435 Pheasant Ridge Road, Roanoke, VA 24014
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    Pheasant Ridge Assisted Living is located in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. We foster a home-like environment for our residents by providing dignity, choice, privacy and respect. Our residents are given independence through individual apartments, while still receiving all the care they require from...

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  • Home Place of Burlington

    Home Place of Burlington

    118 Alamance Road, Burlington, NC 27215
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    Homeplace of Burlington is centrally located between Raleigh and Winston-Salem in Burlington, North Carolina. Our community is two miles north of I-85/40 close to downtown, shopping and 3.5 miles from Alamance Regional Medical Center. Upon entering our community our comfortable interior, friendly...

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  • The Elms of Lynchburg

    The Elms of Lynchburg

    2249 Murrell Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501
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    The Elms of Lynchburg is an established assisted living serving seniors in a quaint one level campus. If you are looking for a community that is more than a place to rent a room, this is where you want to be. At The Elms, we are not just a facility, we are a home. The passion and compassion that we...

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  • Oak Grove Manor

    Oak Grove Manor

    8 Rainbow Lane, Waynesboro, VA 22980
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    Since 1984, Oak Grove Manor has continued to provide the best quality and professional care to members of our aging community. We offer 24-hour care to residents who require supervision and assistance with activities of daily living, including those who require memory care. With one flat monthly...

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  • The Park - Oak Grove

    The Park - Oak Grove

    4920 Woodmar Drive, Roanoke, VA 24018
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Make a fresh start and experience warm companionship and a comforting environment at The Park - Oak Grove. Our Assisted Living community in Roanoke, VA, enriches the lives of residents by providing an atmosphere that is physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally stimulating. Located in a...

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  • Bellaire at Stone Port

    Bellaire at Stone Port

    1684 Port Hills Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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    Live in One Great Place! Welcome to Bellaire at Stone Port, Harrisonburg's newest assisted living and memory care community that makes you feel like you're living at home. Our community has multiple living rooms for residents to entertain their family, sit and read a good book or work on their lap...

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  • Brookdale Eden

    Brookdale Eden

    314 West Kings Highway, Eden, NC 27288
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    When you’re considering a life of redefined independence, the historic town of Eden, N.C., where the Dan and Smith rivers meet, just might be the place. Our community is quiet and tranquil, offering convenient access to eclectic shopping, historic sites and local attractions such as the Eden...

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  • Renaissance Assisted Living & The Harbor at Renaissance

    Renaissance Assisted Living & The Harbor at Renaissance

    422 William Mills Drive, Stanardsville, VA 22973
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    The Renaissance is located in historic Standardsville,VA, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers serene walking paths and scenery.Our recently renovated campus offers an exceptional level of comfort and care in a home like setting.We provide all levels of care: Assisted Living,...

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  • Abbotswood At Irving Park

    Abbotswood At Irving Park

    3504 Flint St, Greensboro, NC 27405
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    The peaceful atmosphere with exquisite gardens and mature landscaping is ideal to enjoy your favorite pastime, such as reading a book under a shade tree, relaxing in the courtyard or enjoying an outdoor lunch with friends in the picnic area. There are perennial and annual gardens, and a community...

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  • Journeys Crossing

    Journeys Crossing

    102 North Stuart Avenue, Elkton, VA 22827
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to acquaint yourself with Journeys Crossing Assisted Living, Elkton, Virginia. Journeys Crossing offers personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, thoughtfully designed, safe and secure setting - the perfect choices...

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  • TimberView Crossing

    TimberView Crossing

    351 New Market Road, Timberville, VA 22853
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    Timberview Crossing Assisted Living Community Discover a place to enjoy life without the responsibilities of home. We offer around the clock nursing staff, creative, social, & spiritual activities, daily housekeeping and laundry service and much, much more Whether you need a smile, a gentle touch,...

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  • Brookdale Reidsville

    Brookdale Reidsville

    2931 Vance Street Extension, Reidsville, NC 27320
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    Our community, located in Reidsville, N.C., offers two levels of 24-hour care: assisted living and memory care services for seniors living with Alzheimer's or a related form of dementia. As an assisted living resident, you can stay active and independent while receiving a bit of help with any...

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  • Brookdale Harrisonburg

    Brookdale Harrisonburg

    2101 Deyerle Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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    At our community in Harrisonburg, Va., which offers both assisted living and memory care, you can revel in the beauty of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley while remaining convenient to the Richmond, Charlottesville, Roanoke and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. As an assisted living resident, you...

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  • Brookdale Salem

    Brookdale Salem

    2001 Ridgewood Drive, Salem, VA 24153
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    At our Salem, Va., community, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, we believe sustaining social relationships and friendships is key to aging well and living well. As an assisted living resident, you can stay independent and active with friends and neighbors while...

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  • Sunrise Villa Tuckahoe

    Sunrise Villa Tuckahoe

    12401 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in the charming West End of Richmond, Tuckahoe Senior Living offers the very best in personalized care. Our community specializes in assisted living for those who may need help with everyday activities, as well as memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other forms of...

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  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford

    7486 Lee Hwy, Radford, VA 24141
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    Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford is an excellent community located in a commercial area in Radford, Virginia. Our community is in close proximity to various medical offices and Carilion New River Valley Community hospital. Our main facility accommodates residents who require more attention and...

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  • Guilford House

    Guilford House

    5918 Netfield Rd, Greensboro, NC 27455
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Here at Guilford House, you'll find a warm, welcoming community with traditional assisted living services and an innovative memory care program, just minutes from downtown Greensboro, NC. It's our goal to help each resident live their 'best life,' every day. Our residents enjoy private or companion...

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  • Rosewood Village at Hollymead Town Center

    2029 Lockwood Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For the past five years in a row, RoseWood Village has been the Gold Winner as the "Best Assisted Living Community" in Charlottesville by Our Health Senior Living Awards. "A special thanks to all of the families that voted for RoseWood Village. We are honored and proud to be serving the...

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  • The Colonnades

    The Colonnades

    2600 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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    The Colonnades offers quality retirement living and is associated with the University of Virginia, located on 59 acres nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our community features a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of...

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  • Brookdale Midlothian

    Brookdale Midlothian

    14016 Turnberry Lane, Midlothian, VA 23113
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    If you’ve reached the time in your life where you’re ready to leave the housekeeping, laundry and daily chores to someone else and enjoy life, then our community in the historic city of Midlothian, Va., is ready and waiting for you. Our community, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and...

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  • Brookdale Lawndale Park

    Brookdale Lawndale Park

    4400 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455
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    Our assisted living and memory care community is located in an upscale area of Greensboro, N.C., near Lake Jeanette and the Guilford Courthouse Military Park, with convenient access to shopping, dining and medical facilities. As an assisted living resident, you’ll enjoy a busy social calendar and a...

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  • Bright Leaf Place

    Bright Leaf Place

    432 Hermitage Dr, Danville, VA 24541
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    At Bright Leaf Place, a pet friendly assisted living community in Danville, VA, we provide residence with quality care and assistance in their daily routine when needed, while promoting independence as long as possible. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a...

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  • Morningview at Irving Park

    Morningview at Irving Park

    3200 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27408
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    Morningview at Irving Park sits graciously on a high lot surrounded by beautiful neighborhoods, and conveniently located near shopping, medical offices and Moses Cone Hospital. Our excellent location is complimented by the lifestyle of comfort, compassion and caring found when stepping inside our...

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  • Morningside of Charlottesville

    Morningside of Charlottesville

    491 Crestwood Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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    Morningside of Charlottesville provides personalized care in an elegant and home-like setting for residents with Assisted Living, Memory Care and Respite Care needs.

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  • Symphony Manor of Richmond

    Symphony Manor of Richmond

    12411 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238
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    Located in a lovely residential neighborhood in the West End of Richmond. We are near premiere shopping, dining, hotels, interstates, hospitals and medical services. Our range of services extends from respite care to traditional assisted living services such as bathing, dressing, and medication...

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  • Bentley Commons Senior Living Community

    Bentley Commons Senior Living Community

    1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
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    Mission Bentley Commons at Lynchburg is dedicated to providing a lifestyle that enhances the quality of each resident's life and creates an environment in which your loved ones receive the love and care he/she needs. Description Located in one of the most charming communities in the state of...

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  • Cave Spring Place

    Cave Spring Place

    3585 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018
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    Cave Spring Place is an exceptional assisted living program in Roanoke, Virginia. Our intimate community is nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers convenient access to shopping, dining and medical facilities. Residents enjoy our proximity to Tanglewood Mall, Valley View Mall and the...

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  • Carriage Hill

    1203 Roundtree Dr, Bedford, VA 24523
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    When you choose a Holiday lifestyle, we simplify things for you. Beautiful landscapes and rolling green hills attract many to Bedford County, making it one of the fastest growing counties in Virginia. Home to the National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, VA is a unique and historical town that provides...

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  • Mountainside Senior Living

    Mountainside Senior Living

    1220 Crozet Ave, Crozet, VA 22932
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    Thank you for considering Mountainside Senior Living for your senior care needs. Mountainside Senior Living is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the quaint historic town of Crozet, just 15 miles west of Charlottesville. A winner of both the Commonwealth Council on Aging Best...

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  • The Harmony Collection at Roanoke - Assisted Living (Opening July 2019)

    The Harmony Collection at Roanoke - Assisted Living (Opening July 2019)

    4402 Pheasant Ridge Road, Roanoke, VA 24014
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    ***OPENING JUNE 2019*** WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS - SECURE YOU ROOM NOW! PLEASE CALL US SO WE CAN SCHEDULE A VISIT! The Harmony Collection at Roanoke - Assisted Living is the newest addition to luxury senior living in the Roanoke Valley. This brand new construction offers multiple floor plans...

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  • Runk and Pratt at Leesville Road

    Runk and Pratt at Leesville Road

    20212 Leesville Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
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    Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities is a family-owned and operated healthcare enterprise that has been devoted to providing quality service and care to seniors in the greater Lynchburg area since 1992. We are proud to be one of only 15% of the assisted living communities in Virginia who exceed...

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  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House

    1111 N Main St, Danville, VA 24541
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    Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House has long been the area’s premier choice for retirement living and is now even better. Offering the choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, our residents live comfortably in the beauty of this historic building. Our community has recently been...

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  • Brookdale Burlington

    Brookdale Burlington

    3615 South Mebane Street, Burlington, NC 27215
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    Sustaining social relationships and friendships is an integral part of aging well and living well. In our community, you can connect with others who share similar interests so you can enjoy a vibrant life. You’ll experience a sense of connection in our community, where neighbors become friends and...

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  • Alamance House

    Alamance House

    2766 Grand Oaks Blvd, Burlington, NC 27215
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    Alamance House Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in the hills of North Carolina's Piedmont region. Our caregiving staff makes Alamance House Assisted Living and Memory Care feel like home . We seek to preserve each resident's independence by promoting dignity and individual choice in a...

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  • Mebane Ridge Assisted Living

    Mebane Ridge Assisted Living

    1999 South NC Highway 119, Mebane, NC 27302
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    Mebane Ridge Assisted Living is located in the city of Mebane, North Carolina, a part of Orange and Alamance Counties. This community offers seniors a caring place to live, giving them the support that they need on a regular basis. Mebane provides residents and guests with attractions and things to...

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  • Linden House Assisted Living

    Linden House Assisted Living

    1250 Branchlands Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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    Maintaining independence and doing things your way can be much easier in a community that provides personalized, supportive care. Linden House enables life on your terms with no more or less assistance than you require. Based on an initial assessment, we will recommend the level of care that helps...

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  • Brightview Baldwin Park

    Brightview Baldwin Park

    21 Woodlee Road, Staunton, VA 24401
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    One of the most renowned retirement communities in the Shenandoah Valley, only Brightview Baldwin Park features three options on one campus: Independent Living and Assisted Living residences as well as our award-winning Alzheimer's Care neighborhood. This cozy community is nestled just two miles...

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  • Hickory Hill Retirement Community

    Hickory Hill Retirement Community

    900 Cary Shop Rd, Burkeville, VA 23922
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    Do you have a loved one that needs special care? Are you beside yourself not knowing what to do? Is this a time when you are faced with a decision that you and your family find it hard to make? Hickory Hill living is located on the south side of Virgina and provides for the elderly and gives them a...

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  • Walnut Ridge

    Walnut Ridge

    411 Windmill St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Placed smack-dab in the tiny community of Walnut Cove in North Carolina, Walnut Ridge Assisted Living, with the appeal of a small town, is the place to be for the elderly who require and want independent living but yet cannot for whatever reason live alone anymore. We offer customized care with our...

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  • Rosewood Village Greenbrier

    Rosewood Village Greenbrier

    500 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For the past five years in a row, RoseWood Village has been the Gold Winner as the "Best Assisted Living Community" in Charlottesville by Our Health Senior Living Awards. "A special thanks to all of the families that voted for RoseWood Village. We are honored and proud to be serving the...

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  • Brookdale Danville Piedmont

    Brookdale Danville Piedmont

    149 Executive Court, Danville, VA 24541
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Leave the laundry, housekeeping and yard work behind and spend your well-earned retirement doing exactly what you want. Rekindle an old hobby or start a new one. Catch up on your reading. At our assisted living community in Danville, Va., we want you to get back to the things you’ve always loved —...

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  • Fox Trail Assisted Living Memory Care at Orange

    680 University Lane, Orange, VA 22960
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Assisted living is the preferred lifestyle for those seniors who want to remain independent, yet need some assistance from time to time. At Fox Trail Assisted Living we provide the services that allow you to enjoy life with peace of mind and ease of living. Fox Trail Assisted Living is an assisted...

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Assisted Living in Forest, Virginia

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a long-term senior care solution that includes support for the activities of daily living such as meals or snacks, showering, dressing and prescription medication management. It is not exactly like a nursing home, where residents can get round-the-clock skilled nursing care. Every assisted living community has its own mix of services, features, activities and lifestyle. Many also provide assistance for seniors with particular needs such as diabetes, incontinence management needs or the early stages of cognitive impairment due to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Assisted Living Vs. Memory Care

Based on the National Center for Assisted Living, almost one in four residents currently in assisted living in the state of Virginia experience Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Furthermore, many assisted living facilities give support for residents with cognitive issues. Just how figure out if designated memory care or just assisted living is what your family member needs?

Although some assisted living communities offer memory care onsite, each of the types of care won't be the same. Memory care provides full-time specialized support for someone with dementia while assisted living is designed to meet the requirements of people who need assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as for example bathing, getting dressed or eating. Assisted living can be a good choice for people in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s but for individuals who have who have wandering problems or who've caused harm to themselves or others, a protected memory care environment is probably a better choice.

When you have specific questions relating to what sort of care your family member requires, speak to a physician. They will help you determine whether assisted living will work or if you need to seek out memory care. You can also talk to one of our Senior Living Advisors. They have helped many family members with concerns about what kind of care is the best fit for his or her family member or friend and they will help you, too.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

While every community is different, most assisted living facilities provide a variety of living arrangements, an array of meal options, common areas and free transportation, among other services and amenities. Such as:

  • Activities, entertainment and events, both on-site and off
  • Exercise and wellness programs
  • Housekeeping, including bed linen services
  • Access to medical experts

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Virginia

The state of Virginia offers outstanding access to its records for assisted living services through the Virginia Department of Social Services. Data open to review contains the dates of inspection, whether an inspection was prompted by a issue, whether the inspector discovered any wrong doing and what the program of correction was to handle a violation. Look by by community name or zip code to find the facilities in the areas you are thinking about.

In the state of Virginia, assisted living communities are required for legal reasons to:

  • Allow only two individuals to live in one bedroom
  • Provide handrails, nonskid surfaces and grab bars in every bathtub and shower
  • Equip all bedrooms with connecting restrooms with signaling devices that residents can use in case they want help.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Forest?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, usual cost of assisted living in the larger Forest, Virginia , metropolitan region in 2018 ranged from $1500 to $9350 per month. Charges for assisted living can vary widely depending on services, amenities and location, so it pays to search in close by suburbs and towns if you have that flexibility.

The Senior Living Cost Index is founded on the actual prices families pay once they move to assisted living and it is the primary cost index of its kind. To find out more about senior living costs, go to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Planner web page.

How to Pay for Senior Living In Forest, VA

Many individuals finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a house or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an option. Listed below are three other resources that may help you finance assisted living:

  • Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may be eligible for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. One benefit specifically, Aid & Attendance, has made it possible for a large number of families have the funds for assisted living. To meet the criteria, veterans need to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 3 months of active duty, with at least 1 day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be in a position to obtain benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to discover if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. See our Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for additional information or contact the Virginia Department of Veterans Services or Veterans Information for Virginia to learn more or head to va.gov.
  • Life Insurance Policies. If the senior you are assisting move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to cash out the plan and get funds today. Different restrictions and rules apply depending on the kind of plan you have, so contact a financial consultant or elderlaw attorney to discover more about your alternatives and to evaluate what’s best for your position.
  • Reverse Mortgages. For senior couples who might have different needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good way for just one person to move into assisted living while the other remains in the home while their partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for property owners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To find out more, get in touch with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area.

For more ideas about how exactly to finance your move to senior living, contact A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today. Or find even more details on our 5 Best-Kept Secrets to Financing Senior Care page.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

Finding the right assisted living community is an important decision, both for a senior and for their family. Here are five things to consider when thinking about making the move to assisted living:

  1. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this facility offer your family member with the support they want? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities possess a ratio of one personal care assistant for every 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely based on the size of the facility, so make certain to enquire about the facilities you are interested in.
  2. Is there yard? For most residents making the changeover from a private residence to assisted living involves letting go of a favorite garden or outdoor area, so the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is normally beneficial. Many larger assisted living facilities provide a range of yards, with features such as for example strolling paths, gardens and BBQ spaces for facility events.
  3. How many staff are on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others may have more general assistance on hand after hours. In the state of Virginia, assisted living communities are required to have at the least two direct care staff members awake and accessible at all times.
  4. Will there be a wait list? Popular facilities can fill fast. If the main one you like isn't available, ask about the wait list and what the community’s policy is for managing it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special treatment needs. Here is where doing your preparation can actually pay back -- plan ahead!
  5. What solutions are contained in the monthly charge? Before signing the agreement, it’s smart to understand what is covered in the basic charge structure and what might incur additional cost. Some facilities use a fee-for-services model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a regular monthly charge for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of treatment are charged different fees.

For more information regarding what to look for when touring an assisted living community, check out our Assisted Living Residence Checklist web page.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

With so many options to choose from, choosing the best assisted living community can appear like a intimidating task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors will help -- they are experts in helping match seniors to the services that are the best fit because of their care needs, personality and resources.

Here are a few things to remember at the time of your search:

  • Make sure to search for your family member, not you. Today’s assisted living communities offer everything from homey surroundings to upscale resort-style grand living. It can be easy to become swayed by the features and amenities you might decide for yourself, but eventually it boils down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Focus on the present, not days gone by. Does your loved one need help washing and dressing? Do they have particular needs like limited vision or special diet plans? Would they benefit from the benefits of a larger community or be more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate setting?
  • Think about the here and now, not what might have been their personal preference ten or 15 years back.
  • Intend to tour at least three to five communities, if you're able to. Start with planned visits and consider having meals with the residents. If none of them seems like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more choices. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of deciding on the best assisted living facility could be overpowering, but there are assets that can help. Call A Place for Mom today -- we are able to help save you money and time and be sure you make the right choice.

About Senior Living in Forest, Virginia

Virginia offers more than 50 assisted living options to pick from, with a wide range of prices, styles and amenities. Whether you are looking for down-home atmosphere or resort-style living, you will discover it in the higher Forest area. For more information about services for seniors in Virginia, go to the Senior Connections website or SeniorNavigator, a internet site that has links to community assets all over the state, the site can be searchable by Forest or zipcode.

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