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Virginia Place

8253 Virginia St, Merrillville, IN 46410

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SZ - Loved one of resident/client
4.0
Great Place to Be

They are very personable. They are not communicating as much, as it relates to the care services. The value for the money is average. I would reecommend to other families. They need to improve on the communication and be more proactive.... Read more

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About the facility Virginia Place

Located just south of Lake Michigan in the small town of Merrillville, Indiana, Virginia Place is an Enlivant community for seniors seeking assistance with daily living and the ability to stay active in a vibrant community. First and foremost, qualified staff put residents’ safety and wellness as their top priority, providing personalized clinical care overseen by a full-time registered nurse. Their carefully planned single-story building is designed to foster comfort and mobility, featuring easily accessible common areas including a game room, TV lounge, and a large courtyard where residents can enjoy birdwatching and gardening! To promote socialization and entertainment, residents are also welcome to take part in any community club or activity. Stay active with friends in the walking club, have a laugh in the comedy club, or join an off-site excursion into town to explore local shopping and entertainment. No matter your preferences, all are welcome at Virginia Place!

Founded in 1981, Enlivant is a recognized senior living organization committed to creating a supportive, stimulating environment that helps residents thrive in mind, body, and spirit. With more than 200 communities across the United States, Enlivant provides personalized, quality care and builds meaningful relationships that foster a sense of comfort and...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Amenities at Virginia Place

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Ambulatory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
High Acuity Care
Medication Management
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Vegetarian
Guest Meals

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible

Facility Amenities

Dining

Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Resident Parking Available
Transportation at Cost
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 21-30lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Recreational areas

Piano or Organ
Raised Garden Beds

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Enclosed Courtyard

Languages spoken

English

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Protestant Services
Catholic Services
Cooking Classes

Reviews

for Virginia Place
4.0(22 reviews)
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Cleanliness

4.2

Friendliness

4.3

Meals & Dining

4.3

Care Services

4.2

Activities

4.3

Staff

3.6

Value for Cost

4.1

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4.0
SZ - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 23, 2022
Verified Review
Great Place to Be

They are very personable. They are not communicating as much, as it relates to the care services. The value for the money is average. I would reecommend to other families. They need to improve on the communication and be more proactive.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

No data collected

Activities

No data collected

Staff

3

Value for Cost

3


5.0
Christa - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 19, 2022
Verified Review
A nice community, great place for loved ones with friendly staff

We really like that Virginia Place is a smaller community so it has more of that homey feel to it. Everybody there from the staff to the residents is very friendly and based on the experience we have had so far we would recommend them to other families.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Virginia Place

September 20, 2022

Thanks for the review and feedback, Christa! We appreciate you taking the time to share with us, and we’re so glad to hear that you’re happy with your loved one's care. Thank you again! – Team Enlivant


4.5
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
September 6, 2022
Verified Review
Recommended

Staff has changed lately and they seem to be better than before, which is great. I do wish they had more Spanish speaking staff. There are a few, but I feel more would be helpful. The facility is clean. We do a lot of our own cleaning, so they don't seem to be in my aunt's room as much. They did do a deep clean recently upon our request, which was nice. The room set up is great for the price. Level of care and cost seems high right now and seems to be medication/pharmacy driven. I'm still working to understand the process and how cost changes, so not sure if that's a typical obstacle. Activities are good, I don't see a huge amount but they are regular and they do a great job in encouraging the residents to participate. They also make sure to celebrate holidays. The facility is small, closed door, easy to navigate, and one level which is great for us and the main reason we chose Virginia Place. Overall, if you're able to manage levels of care for the cost, I feel good about recommending this facility.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

No data collected

Response from Virginia Place

September 20, 2022

Thanks for the review and feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share with us, and we’re so glad to hear that you’re happy with your loved one's care. Thank you again! – Team Enlivant


4.0
Donna K - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
August 23, 2022
Verified Review
Fortunate

They are struggling a bit with temp-workers within their nursing staff. My guess is that that's typical of every other place, but it's still an issue. A big negative is the continuity; I will talk to the head nurse and she'll say, "Okay I'll talk to my nursing staff", but they have an issue with passing that message down. I'm taking it as a "sign of the times", because if she were anywhere else it'd likely be the same. The room sizes were smaller than any other facility we've been, but the cost is similar. I liked things here in terms of the community having a one story layout, and with one stories that typically equals smaller rooms. What I appreciate is I walked in cold and I didn't make an appointment. I intentionally did that, I wanted to see how the staff would react to me coming in without an appointment. I wanted to see the people and other residents in the moment with nothing polished. I didn't want them prepared for me. I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the environment, the cleanliness, the layout, and the hominess of the community. I watched the team interact with one another saying things like, "I'll take this one on", etc.. They were all willing to put in the time. They were very good with following up, they called me the next morning. I was concerned that she wasn't healthy enough to be there as she's [age removed] years old. I saw very active people there who were engaged in the garden that's located in the center of the facility. When I told them that they said, "Let us decide that". The next day they offered to asses her and they drove out to where she was in rehab to do so. They were very proactive and they pushed me a bit. They let me know that there was no issue and that she was perfect for their facility. We spoke about what would happen if she runs out of money, as they don't accept Medicare. They replied, "Honestly, if it was our mother, there is another facility". A lot of facilities were quite a distance away from my sister and It'd be a burden. She'd never be able to visit her, but this one is right near my sister so she can visit and take care of any problems if need be. They gave us alternatives (even for later), and what they would do if it was their mother. They gave information as if they really cared. We placed her here; things have calmed down and everyone seems relatively happy. We are fortunate that this one was a fit.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4

Activities

No data collected

Staff

3.5

Value for Cost

4

Response from Virginia Place

August 26, 2022

Thanks for the review and feedback, Donna! We appreciate you taking the time to share with us, and we’re so glad to hear our team is fantastic and that you’re happy with your mother's care. Thank you again! – Team Enlivant


3.0
Frank A - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
May 19, 2022
Verified Review
More communication with staff would be better

I would say to look for other places. Some of the staff are beyond very good but there are some that need possibly more training . The administrative staff are very good but they seem to be out of the loop of a lot of the things that are going on in the community. However, once they do find out about something they make sure that the issues are addressed.

Cleanliness

3

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

3

Activities

5

Staff

3

Value for Cost

4

Response from Virginia Place

May 20, 2022

Hi Frank, Thank you for the feedback. We’re disappointed to see this, and if you have any details to share, feel free to give us a call at 1-888-777-4780 so we can better understand your experience. Thank you again! – Team Enlivant


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
January 7, 2022
Verified Review
Tour review

Our family had an in person tour and the tour experience was good.

Response from Virginia Place

May 20, 2022

Thanks for the 4 stars! We appreciate it. – Team Enlivant


5.0
V Z - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 9, 2021
Verified Review
A great place for us

Due to the shortage it can be hard sometimes getting used to the care givers due to the shortage and the new staff that come in and out. The meals are great and they have a top chef. They have lost the activity director at this time and they have not had activities for now but they are trying to find someone to get these stared and feel in between due to the loss of the director. This community is one story and has a really good homey feeling.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

4

Activities

3

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


0.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
May 26, 2021
Verified Review
My review of Virginia Place

The first day of check in which was Christmas Day was the only good day our loved one and family experience. Everything else was neglect, our loved one was in so much pain. Their ankles were so swollen they could not even walk. They said they could handle our loved ones health and care but that was not the case. The director was fired because she was telling the families this was not a safe place, so they let her go. The director of nursing and administrator there had no checks and balances with their medicines. They never had any idea where narcotics would go. The executive director there at the time was wonderful, but she could never do anything because the director had over powered her.


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
May 6, 2021
Verified Review
My review of Virginia Place

Our family was able to do an in person tour and we had a great experience. The staff member we met with were super super friendly, and very helpful we have nothing bad to say. However, we did not choose the facility just due to our loved ones health condition, they needed a specific type of care, and they are more active.


2.0
John - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
April 1, 2021
Verified Review
You're not getting the value of what you're paying for

They need to hire a good senior staff to run the property. They have turnover at the senior staff level, and there is fallout for the whole community. They have very high turnover. Upper management really needs to be improved. New chef is good, but that changes as. The people who do direct care do show that they care and show that they truly see the residents. Things like cleanliness, trash removal, etc, need some work. We've not been really happy with Virginia Place.

Cleanliness

2

Friendliness

2

Meals & Dining

No data collected

Care Services

3

Activities

No data collected

Staff

2

Value for Cost

2


5.0
Linda Johnson - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
January 24, 2020
Virginia Place assisted living

Great place great staff no. I have been to many different assisted living facilities both Illinois and Indiana have found none better than this.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.5
Kennedy - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
January 24, 2020
Happy camper!

Great place. Really caring staff. Lots of activities. Highly recommend.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
January 24, 2020

My father-in-law has been here for 2 years and he and the family have been very pleased with everything and everyone. The staff is very caring and always available if you have any questions.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


1.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
May 15, 2019

This is basically a nursing home trying to sell themselves as assisted/independent living. It reminded my mother so much a nursing home that she was panicking as it reminded of her a very bad experience with her mother. The sales person was also very pushy and I felt she was more interested in selling us on her facility than making sure my mother ended up in a place that was good for her mental health. Honestly we should have left the second we walked in and saw the place.

Cleanliness

1

Friendliness

1

Care Services

1

Activities

1

Value for Cost

1

Response from Virginia Place

May 20, 2019

Hello - we are saddened to see your review. Virginia Place is licensed as an Assisted Living community, and we provide varying levels of care to our residents. We try to be as transparent as possible. I'm sorry you had a negative experience touring our community and we'll be sure to share your feedback with our leadership team. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to elaborate on your comments. Thanks.


4.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
November 12, 2018

My Father-in-law has been at Virginia Place since March and is very happy and has made several friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Cleanliness

4.5

Friendliness

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4.5

Value for Cost

4.5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
September 19, 2018

The staff was excellent at answering question and making us feel welcome. Nicole Handled tough conversations with poise and honesty, not sugar coating the transition we are getting ready to make. The Facility is older, but maintained and clean. My rating reflects the fact that this was the first facility we visited.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Barbara King - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
July 26, 2018
Wonderful!!!!

My father made so many new friends here, and the staff treated him very well!! He really enjoyed the activities, and the food was absolutely wonderful!! My dad was very, very happy at Virginia Place, and I want to thank you all for making my father's last days so very happy. God bless you!

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


2.5
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
May 7, 2018
Ownership Changes

My parent has been a resident for a couple of years, loved, loved, loved the place and the staff was SUPERB as Brookdale. Since changing ownership the vibe and feeling of a home away from is long gone, as well as existing staff. It was a team environment that gave you a comfort knowing your love one was well taken care of. Activities have been reduce and security in my opinion has been compromised! I'm currently looking for a new place for my parent, the new management style of Virgina place is not to my liking.

Cleanliness

2.5

Friendliness

2.5

Care Services

2.5

Activities

2.5

Value for Cost

2.5


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
February 12, 2018

We really enjoyed our tour at this facility. [Name removed], who worked there at the time and has been promoted, has a true heart for the residents there. It is a small facility and affordable for someone on a fixed income. The rooms were spacious enough and we were able to see someone's room versus just a room model. It gave us a better idea of what a room can look like that is lived in. Out of all the places we have looked at and that my mother may be able to afford, this was my favorite.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Assisted Living
December 14, 2017
Verified Review
My cousin was happy here

This community was good to my cousin the staff was good to her and to us. She enjoyed her daily activities. The food is good they had a main dish then also alternatives. I really liked Virginia Place the rooms were very nice and clean, building well taken care of, and staff extremely helpful. Unfortunately our cousin took a turn for the worse and is undergoing IV treatment for a bone infection. Doctors feel this will be an ongoing issue so with the pic line treatments Virginia place is unable to accommodate her.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


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