Richfield Health Center - Roanoke
Compassionate, individualized care on our Roanoke campus
We recognize that the decision to move a loved one into a long-term care facility can be difficult. In 2021 Richfield moves in a new direction in care with an innovative, resident centered skilled nursing facility at Richfield Health Center – Roanoke on Mecca Street. This household model of care is already in place on our Salem campus at Richfield Health Center – Salem.
To further enrich the lives of residents in our care, Richfield Health Center – Roanoke has adopted the household model of care with all private bedrooms. Putting the residents first means they are empowered with the choice of when to wake up, when to eat, and when to bathe. Medications are tailored around their day, along with activities such as music or household duties like folding laundry that they enjoy.
The residents and team look forward to learning circles, neighborhood get togethers and family counsels that communicate the desires of the residents who live in these new homes. Also available are two memory households with certified dementia practitioners and specialized programs that include gardening and access to the courtyard.
The nursing style will be different as well, with the team members meeting the patient’s needs first. The household team includes a clinical and household coordinator, homemakers and certified nursing team members who share responsibilities of managing the household. Team members will work in one household, and are being cross trained to perform housekeeping tasks, assist with resident personal needs, or cook a meal.
Along with the nursing style, the physical setting and layout flows in a new direction. Each household will have a front door complete with porch, mailbox, doorbell. Visitors ring the doorbell for admittance, where they will find a large cozy living room with comfortable furniture for lounging and watching television along with private bedrooms for every resident. A full kitchen lets residents enjoy meals and time around the table.
The social changes create a climate that encourages decision making. The community can decide to have a party, adopt a pet, or create an activity. They will have a budget to buy special treats and the food available will include items they enjoy. Each household will have a culture that reflects the personalities of the residents, much like a family.
Richfield Living is excited to be the first skilled nursing facility in Roanoke, VA, to offer this model of care in skilled nursing. Call 540.380.4500 for more information.
Short-term Rehab services are also available on the Roanoke campus
All of the options and quality service you have come to expect from short-term rehab on our Salem campus will also be available in Roanoke. Short-term Rehab at Richfield Health Center-Roanoke is located on the third floor, with quiet, peaceful rooms for recuperation. Short-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services serve as a bridge between a hospital stay and your return home, and are available to those who are still recovering from surgery, injury or illness.
Short-Term Rehab is an ideal environment for those seeking an alternative to rehab in a traditional nursing home setting. Typically, patients stay anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on their diagnosis, overall condition and insurance coverage. When you need short-term rehabilitation, you’ll find a new level of comfort and experienced care on both our campuses.
For more information about short-term rehab on our Roanoke campus, or to set up an appointment, call 540.924.0100.