Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

7211 Granby St Norfolk VA 23505

866-465-5993

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Description of Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine in Norfolk, Virginia

At Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine, we offer a host of community features. Frequent off-site adventures and excursions are very popular with our residents. Cats and dogs are permitted in private rooms. Our facility is located nearby public transportation. We have free wi-fi. Free resident parking is available at our location. Our purpose-built community offers the benefit of specialized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the individual needs of its residents.

Dining Options

All meals are provided to occupants. We love to accommodate visiting company, meals provided. Dining includes restaurant-style dining and room service.Food service is available to residents at any time, day or night.

On-Site Activities

We have specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical health. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time director of activities. The exercise program includes stretching classes and chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to host holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. Our entertainment center includes Wii Sports(add TM) Bowling for bowling enthusiasts. We offer inter-generational programs that have many benefits for both children and seniors - that emphasize the joys of human connectivity and propagate longer and happier. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Residents may partake in recreational activities such as instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities cycle includes trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and frequent wine-tasting nights with a wide-spectrum of vintages and flavor palettes to sample and then compare notes on with friends and fellow residents. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds includes an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, walking paths that are accessible to seniors with a variety of physical capabilities, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, and raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or to just relax. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a bistro, a billiards lounge for residents who want to try their hand at cue sports, our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, and a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents.

Location Characteristics at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1-bedroom units, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Ground floor units are available. We have free wi-fi for all of our residents. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes so that residents can make their own food. Units featuring full bathtubs are an option. The facility also offers free cable satellite TV to all residents.

Premium Amenities at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

Transportation

Our community provides complimentary transportation services.

Personal Services

We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer grocery shopping services to eliminate the need for trips to the store.Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. Both laundry and dry cleaning services are offered. We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. Our community staff includes registered nurses. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. Our staff includes a nurse practitioner who serves as a medical director, responsible for assembling healthcare and medication management programs for residents. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Staff members are versed in the usage of the Hoyer Lift for total transfers. Our community provides psychiatric care. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed (using queuing, for instance) and supported in a healthy lifestyle - nobody falls between the cracks. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our facilities are secure and our staff is specially trained to contain and de-escalate dangerous behaviors and suicidal ideation. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

Find your home at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

Community Certifications

The building was constructed in 1952, and last renovated in 2017. We accept residents from the age of 55 and above.

Local Emergency Services

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors. Our community is located near a college, and interaction with students who reside in the neighborhood is frequent.

Pricing at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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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.

Reviews of Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

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  • I was not able to visit this facility. My 94 year old father is not doing well and I no longer need to search. The contact at this facility... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    I was not able to visit this facility. My 94 year old father is not doing well and I no longer need to search. The contact at this facility was very nice, informative and helpful....

  • Beware

    I recently moved my mother out of The Ballentine. There is no oversight of health issues at this facility. She developed a staff... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    Beware

    I recently moved my mother out of The Ballentine. There is no oversight of health issues at this facility. She developed a staff infection in her eye that went undetected, loosing sight. She then suffered a stroke, also ... more

  • What my dad needs

    After touring a few places we decided to place my dad here. It offers him the care he needs and it provides my family the knowledge that he... more

    Review originally written on aplaceformom.com

    What my dad needs

    After touring a few places we decided to place my dad here. It offers him the care he needs and it provides my family the knowledge that he is safe and being cared for the way he should be. Overall we like the place it seems clean and the... more

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Community Details at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

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    • Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine Amenities

      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Meals Provided
      • Activities Onsite
      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Activities Offsite
      • Indoor Common Areas

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