Putting our skilled nursing residents first

When the need arises for your loved one’s constant nursing care, the Richfield Health Center – Salem  provides comprehensive, skilled nursing care delivered 24/7 by a team of knowledgeable healthcare professionals. The Health Center replaces the previous skilled nursing facility, the Recovery & Care Center. To further enrich the lives of residents in our care, Richfield Health Center – Salem is the first skilled nursing facility in Southwest Virginia to adopt the household model of care. This innovative, resident centered household model of care at Richfield Living puts the resident’s choices first.

This initiative means that residents have the choice of when to wake up, mealtimes, medication, and bathing patterns. Medicine, food, and activities are tailored around their specific needs. Private accommodations surround living areas with televisions, fireplace, and hearth. The heart of our household is the kitchen, where residents’ favorite snacks are always available. When it comes to meals, our dining room encourages fellowship and everyone has a place at the table.

The nursing style has changed as well. The care team includes a clinical and a household coordinator, and members share responsibilities of managing the household. Employees will work in one household only, and are cross trained to perform housekeeping tasks, assists to the bathroom, or cook a meal. This assures that residents receive quality service at any time, for any need, from familiar and trusted faces.

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, and 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 is there for residents to 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.

When you ring the doorbell to one of our four households you will feel the difference in nursing care that Richfield Living has and continues to make. It would be our pleasure and great honor to have you and your loved ones call us home. Call 540.380.4500 for more information.

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Richfield Health Center - Salem | Fees & Amenities

Skilled Nursing, Memory and Long-Term Nursing Care

Richfield Health Center – Salem is licensed to participate in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and is a contracted provider for most major insurances and managed care plans.

Daily Fees

Private w/shared bath


Deluxe Private


Monthly Fees Include The Following Services & Amenities:

  • Licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants on-duty 24 hours-a-day
  • Deluxe private room with kitchenette and EDA compliant bath
  • Private room with shared EDA compliant bath
  • Made-to-order breakfast in Household kitchen
  • Full dining experience in Households with lunch & dinner choose-from menu
  • Personal washer & dryer
  • Flat screen TV in room
  • WiFi access
  • Rooms furnished with bed, nightstand and dresser, or resident can bring personal furnishings
  • Complete nutritional oversight by Registered Dietitian
  • Each Household has a living room with comfortable seating and big-screen TV
  • Sunroom looking out over campus
  • Activity Room
  • Meditation Room
  • Skylights Café with outdoor patio
  • Training Room
  • Secure garden with walking path
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery
  • Campus security 24 hours-a-day
  • Chaplaincy services
  • Gift shop on main floor

Services available for an additional charge:

  • Physician services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Therapy services
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Personal telephone service
  • Personal laundry service
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Laboratory/Radiology/Podiatry services
  • Hair salon services
  • Mental health services
  • Resident security bracelet
  • Optometric / Audiology services
  • Transportation services

Short-term Rehab on the Salem campus also provides short-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services to patients who are recovering from surgery, injury, or illness. Moreover, our services offer a comfortable transition from a hospital stay to the patient’s return home. All private rooms are certified for Medicare Part A, private insurance, and Medicaid. Find out all about Short-term Rehab  here.

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