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frequently asked questions.

Is there an age requirement for residents?

Yes. Brandermill Woods is an active retirement community for people 62 and over.

May I decorate my home as I wish?

Yes. You may furnish and decorate your home in any way you see fit. Built-ins and major modifications will become the property of Brandermill Woods when your home is vacated. You will be responsible for returning the home to its original condition if requested.

May I have guests, host parties, and travel?

Yes, certainly. Guests may visit you and enjoy all of the amenities of the Clubhouse and if you like to travel, you'll feel secure about your home and your possessions while you're away.

May I have a pet?

Pets are welcome, but are subject to Brandermill Community Association and Chesterfield County regulations and restrictions. A $550 non-refundable pet fee is required.

What health care community services are offered?

The Health Care Communities offer several levels of care from full service apartment living to skilled nursing care. The Health Care Center complex incorporates a 60-bed, fully licensed nursing home and a three-story building containing 40 assisted-living and 19 memory enhanced rental apartments.  A new state-of-the-art 22-bed rehab wing was opened in the spring of 2015.

Do The Health Care Communities offer advantages for independent living residents?

Yes. Both are located on-site and only residents of Brandermill Woods have priority admittance.

What kind of transportation is available?

Many residents bring their cars with them; however, Brandermill provides scheduled transportation throughout the community. An on-campus shuttle is available throughout the day so that residents are able to attend activities or visit neighbors easily.

What precautions have been taken concerning fire, since the homes are joined by common walls?

The entire community is equipped with a state-of-the-art security system that monitors the sprinkler system, inclusive of smoke and heat detectors in each unit. In the event of a fire, an alarm notifies the security desk and the fire department will be dispatched immediately.

How far is Brandermill Woods from Richmond?

You can reach the heart of downtown Richmond in approximately 20 minutes.

Where is the nearest hospital?

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital is less than 2 miles from Brandermill Woods.

What about soundproofing?

The homes are soundproofed, with well-insulated common walls.

What are the amenities within Brandermill Woods?

Our newly updated and expanded clubhouse offers a formal dining room, bistro and lounge in addition to a movie theater, craft room, game room, library and indoor swimming pool.

What is our relationship with the larger Brandermill Community?

Brandermill has over 80 neighborhoods. Brandermill Woods is one of them. You will have access to all of the amenities enjoyed by Brandermill residents — over 15 miles of paved walking trails, parks, picnic areas, the 1,700-acre lake and shopping and professional services, to name a few.

Do you have an emergency action plan?

We have a written emergency plan that is reviewed and tested every year. Our plan addresses the following types of emergencies:

  • Weather emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes and winter weather
  • Security incidents such as bomb threats, terrorism and active shooters
  • Natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods

All staff are trained on emergency procedures. They participate in drills and exercises to test their knowledge. Residents are asked to take part in all drills so they can know what to expect in an actual emergency. Our emergency plan includes procedures for communication.

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