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The Gardens of Virginia Beach

5620 Wesleyan Drive Virginia Beach VA 23455
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The Gardens of Virginia Beach provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. A Short Stay Program for seniors who need short-term care may also be available. It is the ideal alternative for recuperating after a hospital stay, while family caregivers are on vacation or if you just want to try out assisted living. Please call for more information or to schedule a visit to find out how The Gardens can enrich your life or the life of a loved one.

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November 2020

R. C.

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Check The Gardens Out First, Then Compare Other Communities to This One

My loved one was in the memory care area. The community was exceptional with my loved one. The staff were able to assist me in correcting items I was doing wrong. My loved one felt like it was a hotel, more than a community. The aide that took care of my loved one, I had her personal number to check on my loved one. The community had the ability to have virtual visits.

July 2019

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Not Safe for residents or staff.

This facility is toxic and unsanitized. The air is hot and muggy. Very easily for residents to become ill. It has a foul smell similar to mildew. The ceiling is leaking in many areas. They have a several areas with growing mold, which they tried to paint over it.The residents room smells horrible. They have dead and alive beds throughout the building. The building looks great on the outside but don't be fooled. Nurses are negligent towards the residents. Most of the residents has a cough. I wouldn't place anyone in this facility. This place really needs to be inspected.

February 2018


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Warm, friendly but dangerous if depend on meds

Just left 3 days ago after one month respite. Facility cozy and rooms bright with large windows. Friendly staff. Do not recommend for respite unless things improve under direction of new Nursing Director. Significant cautions, particularly if medication is important for your loved one and if there is no one regularly there to advocate for them. Moved in at time (one month ago) when there was severe staffing shortage and disorganization and poor communication among staff and with residents and family. Despite our 6 hour daily presence and involvement, it took 13 days for dad to get his first scheduled bath. Rise time for the day ranged between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. though resident requested 7 a.m. New Nursing Director recently arrived and is trying to overhaul. Scheduled bathing remedied. Rise time range improved a bit. Medication continued to be a problem until the end. Ran out of meds four times. Three times ran out before trying to refill. Fourth never refilled and dispensing accidentally stopped completely. Up until final days, frequent incorrect dosing of at least one of the meds and absence of one entirely. Dad was on special diet including thickened liquids but meds were dispensed with unthickened liquids for weeks until I caught it. While there, dad struggled severely with congestive heart failure and pneumonia. He aspirated meds when given multiple to swallow at one time. Had great trouble getting the lasix needed to help with his congestive heart failure. Had we not pushed, staff would have delayed for a week until traveling nurse came. We had similar challenges with treatment of his pneumonia. All diagnostics had to be requested by family. No indication that staff could/would have recognized problem and taken appropriate action on their own. The accidentally discontinued med and the misdosed one were crucial to his heart and swallowing conditions. Seems to explain why Dad suddenly developed uncontrollable congestive heart failure and pneumonia. His health was stable even before and after his fracture, surgery, and rehab. Health declined significantly only after arriving at the Gardens. By discharge, he had congestive heart failure and pneumonia in both lungs and we were debating whether to take him to ER instead of home as planned. Since he’s been home for three days, he’s begun to improve. Discharge note extremely riddled with errors: meds left off, misnamed, incorrect condition, incorrect and incomplete history (reported LEFT leg fracture when it was his RIGHT leg, other significant history omitted, current diagnoses omitted). This was important for dad who left for home therapies (PT/OT/ST). Errant report has caused a lot of confusion with home care admitting nurse and therapists. While at Gardens, we chose in-house therapy but would not recommend on-site PT/OT/ST unless there is no urgency nor need for predictability. Dad was there for recovery from fracture and was coming from a rehab facility. We’d expected no significant interruption in therapy but therapy was slow on starting with OT wanting to delay eval until a week post arrival. Additionally, we were unable to get the home aid prescription filled so when Gardens staff wasn’t available to give scheduled baths for two weeks, neither could we obtain outside help that was covered under insurance. Using an outside home therapy provider means more reliable and predictable visits, along with home aid for bathing. In-house therapy offers no such aid but has PT, OT, and ST, and makes available therapy room that is otherwise not available to visiting therapists. In-house therapists were very warm and kind. Nursing Director is very responsive and responsible and is in the process of implementing some significant and much-needed changes, but I’d recommend you do your own investigation. Ask residents and any family present about their current experiences. If your loved one’s health is stable and medication isn’t important to your loved one’s well-being, and if what your loved one needs is just warmth and affection, this is a sweet place.

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