Our Skilled Nursing facility in Richmond, Va, is continually recognized for its excellence in care. It has earned a 5-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and our rehabilitation services are continually celebrated for positive outcomes.
Why? Because the well-being of our residents is our highest priority, and it’s emphasized in everything we do. At our Health Services Center here on the beautiful Lakewood campus, we provide all private rooms and state-of-the-art short-term rehabilitative care and long-term skilled nursing care for the management of chronic conditions. We’re not a nursing home in Richmond, Va. We’re an active, vibrant senior living community that provides the security of a full continuum of care if our residents ever need it.
Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants and are on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The longevity of our nursing team promotes continuity of care, leading to more positive outcomes. This highly experienced team will partner with you, your family and your doctor to coordinate a personalized care plan to meet your specific needs and enhance your independence. At the same time, you’ll benefit from innovative programming that improves wellness on many levels — physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual.
This assurance of personal attention and quality care can make a remarkable difference for you and your family.
Services and Amenities Include:
- 24/7 licensed and registered nurses
- 24/7 emergency response
- Physician services on call 24/7
- High level of staff presence and engagement
- Wellness programs to stimulate mind, body and spirit
- Weekly housekeeping, laundry and flat linen service
- Three chef-prepared meals daily in consultation with a registered dietician
- Post-surgical care
- Orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation
- On-site physical, speech and occupational therapies
- Care coordination and community transition support
All the residences in the Health Services Center are spacious and feature private rooms and baths. Furniture is provided; however, we encourage you and your family to bring personal items to make your space comfortable and cozy.
Meals are also delightful as each is prepared by a trained chef, cooked to order and offered in our restaurant-style dining room. You’ll order from a flexible menu that’s filled with delicious choices and have access to a registered dietician.
You’ll enjoy the benefits of cable TV, in-room private telephone and an emergency call system. You’ll also have the opportunity to join in a wide variety of programs, events and activities to enhance and improve your lifestyle.
We’re Medicare-certified and accept direct admissions into our Health Services Center for Skilled Nursing. At the end of a stay in Lakewood Health Services Center, clients may transition to Assisted Living or Independent Living levels of care if they are functionally and financially approved.
Frequently Asked Questions
First, determine your needs. Most Skilled Nursing communities offer both long-term medical care and short-term rehab/therapy services. If the need is for long-term care, you’ll want to be sure the surroundings are comfortable. The staff, food and recreation opportunities should all be high quality. If the need is for rehab, ask about the success rates in dealing with this particular diagnosis. Tour the building and the rehab area, using all your senses to make an assessment:
- Does it smell clean?
- Are the rooms and work areas cluttered?
- Are the staff and other residents noisy?
- How appetizing is the food?
- In what ways do the staff interact with residents?
- Do the other residents seem content and well groomed?
- What kind of activities are posted on the monthly calendar?
- Can you review a sample menu?
These details will help you decide after you’ve done some research.
Commonly after an illness or injury. These are some conditions that often require skilled care for seniors:
- Congestive heart failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Cardiac failure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Other major illness
- Hip or bone fracture
- Fall-related injury
- Orthopedic surgery
- Severe osteoarthritis