Cardinal Village

4621 Spotsylvania Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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About the community Cardinal Village

Welcome home to Cardinal Village, offering memory care options in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Our progressive, person-centered memory care community is just what your loved one needs to live a wholesome and fulfilling life. And, if our reviews and awards say anything, it’s that we do our job, and we do it well.

We are proud to be managed by Senior Lifestyle senior living providers — voted highest ranked in customer satisfaction for assisted living and memory care by J.D. Power and Associates in 2020. Specialized staff, trained specifically in memory care, supports your loved one’s natural rhythms of life and enriches their days with tailored programming that enables them to truly find themself. To learn more about all we have to offer, including all our amazing purpose-built features, reach out to us!

Community Amenities and Services

Caring and professional staff is available around the clock 24/7 to attend to resident needs or concerns. Our services address a wide variety of medical service needs, such as medication management, mobility assistance, and assistance with activities of daily living, among other services. Nurses are also onsite to oversee care plans. A variety of therapists and specialists are onsite for any ongoing rehabilitative care needs. Regular wellness...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care

Pricing for Cardinal Village

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Cardinal Village

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible
Air conditioned

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Indoor atrium


Laundry service / drycleaning

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Game room
Piano or organ

On-site dining options

Café or bistro


Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi
Protestant services

Reviews for Cardinal Village


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October 1, 2021
Joe M - Child of resident/client
Great facility for memory care

I would recommend to look at this facility it is awesome. The staff are very attentive and friendly. They call us by first name and they know us by now. They have a great staff. My loved one does not participate in the activities but from what I have seen they have a lot to offer.

November 13, 2020
Cheryl Clifford - Loved one of resident/client
The perfect place for my mom

This community is the most wonderful group of people to work with. They are compassionate and caring people. I receive an email each day with her activities, photos, and what she has been up to and the communication is amazing. They do covid tests every Thurs. and we are only called if it's positive, They have a great plan in place for covid and I couldn't be happier. I would definitely recommend this community.

August 13, 2020
Linda Beaver - Loved one of resident/client
Caring staff

We chose this community because it was specifically for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. I did a visit and was pleased with the facility. My favorite part about this community is the friendliness and caring of the staff, they seemed to know the names of every resident there. The room sizes were adequate for my husbands needs.

Response from Cardinal Village

August 15, 2020

Thank you Linda! We very much appreciate you taking the time to share your impression of our community. As you know, your perspective is very important to other families making difficult decisions.

June 23, 2020
Linda - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Cardinal Village

In general, the community is very tidy and clean. The staff is all very friendly. My husband has been well taken care of when he has been here. The staff really took the time to get to know him and they really were wonderful. They kept me well informed about his care and was free to walk around the community, while still being secured within the building. They do offer activities for the residents, however my husband didn't often participate. We did think Cardinal Village was a good value for the price.

Response from Cardinal Village

July 2, 2020

Thank you Linda! We are so glad that you had a positive experience in our community and appreciate you sharing with others! We'll pass your kudos to our staff.

January 22, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

In February 2019, my Daughters and I decided it was time to move my lovely Bride, to a Memory Care Home (MCH). After visiting several MCH’s and talking to people in the area, we decided to move her to Cardinal Village, A Senior Lifestyle Community, Fredericksburg VA., where we felt she would receive the kind of attention and care a Lady with dementia should receive. After eleven (11) months at her new residence they were able to teach her to eat again and is now eating well and was able to gain her weight back. She is also walking much better, and no longer minds taking a shower. There are hourly activities that the residents can participate in. Some of her favorites are: Today’s news of the day, Move it exercise, Stretching to the oldies tunes; Live music, Kick ball, Giving and Receiving, Road trips and lunch outings. She has made good friends and one cannot say enough about the professional and compassionate care she is receiving from the staff. The staff have always been caring and courteous to Me, my Bride, and my Family. [name removed]

Response from Cardinal Village

January 24, 2020

We can't tell you how lovely it is to read this review. We are so glad that you and your family feel your loved one is comfortable and cared for in our community. And we couldn't be happier with the progress she has made in her time here. We will pass all your kind words onto our staff and thank you all for being such a great part of our Cardinal Village family.

January 22, 2020
Daniel & Jean Jones Jones - Loved one of resident/client
Cardinal Village loves their residents

Before placing my wife of 54 years in full-time memory care, our family (daughter, son, and I) researched local facilities and visited three of them, three times each. Cardinal Village kept standing out. The difference was their staff is such a positive, cohesive team, lots of comradarie and obvious empathy for their residents. Their directors (managers) are great; they are hands on involved. The care workers deserve praise; day in, day out, I watch them doing their jobs well, with love. I was told by management that they consider success is getting their residents to smile. A kicker in our selecting Cardinal Village was my next door neighbor had placed her husband there. She spoke highly of the place. She said there had been a few hiccups but they had always listened to her concerns and promptly addressed them to her satisfaction. We were sold. My wife has been there almost four weeks. By all accounts she has been thriving from day one. And because she is doing well, I am doing well. In addition to the loving care there, her day is filled with fun activities—mental and physical. It is so much more than we were able to do for her at home. Our family is convinced we made the right choice; we could not be more pleased with Cardinal Village.

Response from Cardinal Village

January 24, 2020

Thank you so much Daniel and Jean! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with other families. As you know, family reviews are invaluable when making a decision for your loved one. We love hearing that your concerns were promptly addressed and that the rest of the transition is going well. We are so glad you feel confident in your choice and we endeavor every day to reaffirm that feeling. Thank you again for your kind words, we will pass them along to our staff.

June 20, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Cardinal Village is a very nice place. The rooms did not have kitchenettes and that is something I want for my mother.

November 16, 2018
Shirley Rush - Loved one of resident/client
Quality Care for you loved one.

All of the staff at Cardinal Village treat the residents with concern, caring, and respect. They constantly check on the residents and become very familiar with each persons personality traits and specific needs. They never fail to contact me when they feel a special concern for [name removed]. I have recommended Cardinal Village to several persons and will continue to do so.

Response from Cardinal Village

November 20, 2018

Thank you for giving us your seal of approval! The perspectives of our residents and their families mean so much to us!

June 2, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

I toured this place and really like the set up, there were lots of activities and suite size was good, some better than others. Recommend touring this place.

April 30, 2018
Melita - Loved one of resident/client
Recommend this place!

My mother is a resident of Cardinal Village. My father is able to visit her every day so he is able to see the day to day care and attention or any lack thereof. I can say without hesitation that there is absolutely no lack. She is well cared for and the residents are able to roam the facility behind the lobby door, which is locked. Cameras are in every hallway can can be seen by staff members. The staff keep in touch with each other via radios. The residents are assigned to staff members so every staff member is not directly responsible for all residents at the same time. With smaller groups, the residents get more personalized attention. If someone doesn't show for a meal, someone serving lunch will use the radio to request a search of a resident by their room number. My mom has only been a resident for a year, yet I feel a bond with some of the staff. My mom is getting all of her prescribed medication, which she hadn't for the prior year. I would recommend Cardinal Village to anyone in search of a memory care facility for their loved one.

December 15, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

We were very impressed and our father is now a resident!

Response from Cardinal Village

January 2, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience; we appreciate your feedback and we're honored to provide care for your father!

April 30, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice facility for memory care.

Response from Cardinal Village

June 1, 2017

Thank you for your review; we appreciate your feedback!

June 14, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A Fantastic Community

This is truly a fantastic community. My loved one is doing amazing here at this community. They are caring for her very well. The community is very well-kept. There is always someone cleaning. They have really gone above and beyond for us. We are very pleased with everything they have done for us. They have wonderful activities. The meals are amazing. They are very accommodating.

February 10, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
It's been a journey.

It hasn't been easy but worth it. We ran into a few issues trying to find a place that was right for my Dad and went through a couple different communities before moving him into the Poet's Walk in Fredicksburg. They've been absolutely wonderful. This place is very different from the rest and hoping that it all works out.

February 1, 2016
Jenny07 - Loved one of resident/client

Poet's Walk has given my family and I such peace of mind since moving my mom there in December. The staff is very friendly, respectful, and knowledgeable. My mom tells me each time I visit, that the nurses take very good care of her, and are so nice. She participates in activities that weren't available to her at home, and she also loves the food. This was a very hard decision for us to make, but after seeing how well mom is doing, and how well she has adjusted, we are relieved that we made Poet's Walk our choice for her care.

January 7, 2016
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
engaging staff

We have only been here for a couple of months. The care services seem to be fine from what I have seen. They offer plenty of activities but my husband does not participate. What drew me there was the fact that it was for dementia patients only. I like the security the residents have there. The staff seems be engaged with the residents every time I go to the facility.

November 27, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Going well

Everything seems to be going well with the staff, the facility and the food. So far, we are having a good experience at Poet's Walk.

March 30, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
very caring

They communicate very well, usually. There was one time though that my husband was seen by the physician and I did not know about it and he ended up getting on some medications that I feel he should not have because it was not communicated. Everyone there is very caring. It is a nice place and overall it has been a very positive experience.

September 9, 2014
Loved one - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Friendly and helpful staff

Our experience with Poet's Walk has been a good one, they do quite well across the board. It's an extremely clean environment, and they have a good ratio of residents to caregivers. The management staff have also all been very helpful, informative, and easy to work with.

October 9, 2013
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Expensive for Fredericksbur...

Expensive for Fredericksburg: Poet's walk is a secure community with two outdoor courtyards and is licensed for 60 residents, all memory care. They have activities 7 days/week, including field trips on Tuesday and Thursdays. She was able to provide quite a bit of information regarding their activities and seemed very passionate about the facility and services they provide. She also noted that because they are a new facility they have been able to be picky when hiring their staff. The cost information : private studio $178/day ($5,340/month) [removed] $18-34/day ($540-1,020) - most patients are $22/day ($660) Community fee - $3,000 (refundable on a prorated basis if stays less than 90 days) reservation fee - $250 (refundable) So, the cost range is $5,880-6,360, with the average residents paying $6,000.

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Cardinal Village has received an average review rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews. See all reviews.

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