Putting The Resident First
Nursing care at the Richfield Recovery & Care Center is now even more personal
When the need arises for your loved one’s constant nursing care, the Richfield Recovery & Care Center provides comprehensive, skilled nursing care delivered 24/7 by a team of knowledgeable healthcare professionals. As a senior’s decline in health requires a higher level of care with most daily activities, the decision to move a loved one into a long-term care facility can be difficult. Richfield Living recognizes this and is the first skilled nursing facility in Southwest Virginia to adopt the household model of care on our Salem campus. And coming in 2021, this model of care will be implemented on our Roanoke campus as well. This innovative, resident centered household model of care 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.
Our 21-resident household, Mountain View Lane, in the Richfield Recovery and Care Center, was our first household to shift away from the institutional model of care in order to improve our resident’s quality of life. Our new Health Center, opening in September 2020 on our Salem campus, will replace the Recovery & Care Center, entirely incorporating the household model of care.
As you can see in accompanying pictures, carpeted private accommodations surround living areas with televisions, fireplaces, and hearth. The heart of the 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, with Mountain View Lane’s care team members meeting the patient’s needs. The 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 being cross trained to perform housekeeping tasks, assists to the bathroom, or cook a meal. 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 Mountain View Lane, and in our new Health Center, 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.
The Richfield Recovery & Care Center is licensed to participate in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and is a contracted provider for most major insurances and managed care plans.
The Rehab Center at Richfield, licensed under the Richfield Recovery & Care Center, 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.
Richfield Recovery & Care Center (RRCC)
Skilled Nursing, Memory and Long-Term Nursing Care
At Richfield, we are on a journey to positively impact the way we deliver care to all residents. Our goal is to create homey environments where resident preferences are honored and respected. For more information, or to set up an appointment, call 540.380.6555.
Monthly Fees Include The Following Services & Amenities:
- Licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants on-duty 24 hours-a-day
- Medical Director
- On-site nurse practitioner 5 days per week
- Chaplaincy services
- Complete nutritional oversight by a Registered Dietitian
- The Nifty Niche gift shop is located on the main ﬂoor of the Recovery & Care Center for the enjoyment of residents, families, staff and visitors
- Wi-fi access
- Beautifully landscaped grounds surrounded by magniﬁcent mountain scenery
- Campus security 24 hours-a-day