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Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

7211 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505

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About the community

Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine, established in 1896, is a licensed assisted living community located in The Words Corner area of Norfolk. Living at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine is very much like renting a home anywhere and does not require a long term financial commitment. Residents pay a reasonable monthly flat fee that covers all services and accommodations, including meals, utilities, housekeeping, telephone, transportation and more. It also includes a little extra care and a lot of extra amenities for individuals or couples age 60 or over who desire to live in a comfortable and beautiful environment.

Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Cable or satellite tv

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Billiards lounge
Piano or organ
Raised garden beds


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Outdoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Cooking classes
Educational speakers / life long learning



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April 28, 2021

Beautiful building, conveniently located, very friendly and welcoming.

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July 24, 2019
LINDA BALDWIN - My loved one(s) live(s) or lived in this community
Caring and Capable Angels

My family has survived the last few months because of superb and compassionate support of the skilled nursing staff caring for my parents. The kindness of the ENTIRE Ballentine Staff is outstanding, beginning with [name removed] who set up my mom's room, to the cooks who learned her food preferences and to the activities directors who included mom in more activities than she has participated in in the past ten years. My dad was able pass with dignity because of their excellent care. Thank you all.

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October 17, 2015
Patricia Martin - My loved one(s) live(s) or lived in this community
Good value and caring staff.

The staff are very friendly, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. My mother moved in in August, and she has settled in well. She is thriving in this environment. I would like to see the nursing staff to see that she drinks more liquids every day. There has been some staff turnover recently in management and in the kitchen, and I think that the food needs improvement. More red meat needs to be served, at least a couple of times a week, and the coffee needs to be improved. I understand that there are plans to make improvements. Overall, though, the level of care is very good, and the staff have been very kind toward my mother. They are responsive to resident concerns. t's a good place and a good value! It could be great with some adjustments.

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