Seniors across Virginia rely on the services of Virginia Methodist Homes (VUMH) to provide the care that they need as they age. The group has been providing care for senior citizens since 1948 and is dedicated to offering quality retirement living options. Richmond and the surrounding area is home to The Hermitage and The Hermitage at Cedarfield, two world class VUMH senior living communities that cater to the needs of elderly residents through specialized facilities, programs and services.
Residents living at The Hermitage can choose from one or-two bedroom apartments that come complete with a personal bathroom and kitchenette. The Hermitage Cedarfield campus offers apartments in addition to cottage-style living. Guardian Place, an affiliate of United Methodist Family Services, also offers an independent lifestyle for active individuals over the age of 55. Senior residents have the option of preparing their own meals, maintaining their own apartment and owning a car, or they can take advantage of on-site housekeeping and transportation services.
Assisted living communities aim to preserve the independence of seniors who can no longer live safely on their own. Both Hermitage campuses offer assisted living in addition to independent living options, helping disabled seniors to live a comfortable and healthy lifestyle. Trained staff are able to assist Hermitage residents with daily living activities, housekeeping and medication management.
The Hermitage provides memory care for patients going through all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. McGuire and Snyder Park are two specialized households located on the Hermitage Ginter Park campus that provide a safe, secure environment for advanced dementia patients.Trained staff care for residents, who are encouraged to stay socially, physically and mentally fit through group events and activities. The Special Care Center at Cedarfield also provides 24/7 care for dementia patients living in private rooms.
Nursing care isn’t always permanent. Many seniors find that they only require short-term nursing care while recuperating from an illness, injury or surgery. Both Hermitage campuses have registered nurses and certified nursing assistants on staff that are able to provide skilled medical care for residents. The Via Center at the Hermitage and the Health Care Center at Cedarfield provide individualized treatment plans for each patient who comes through, ensuring that their recovery is quick and painless.
The Via Center and the Cedarfield Health Care Center offer long-term nursing care services in addition to short-term rehabilitative services. Seniors with chronic or progressive conditions can find the specialized care that they need to keep themselves happy and comfortable as they age. In addition to medical and nutritional services, the facilities also hold regular social gatherings, classes and worship services help to keep seniors engaged and involved within the community.
The Samaritan Program, founded by VUMH, helps low-income seniors to afford the cost of care in a Hermitage living facility. The program provides benevolent assistance to seniors who need financial aid when it comes to medical and living expenses. Samaritan funds are donated through the goodwill of local businesses, foundations and family.
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