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What Are the Different Levels of Care Offered in Our Health Care Communities?

Monday, September 18, 2023

As a resident of the Independent Living community at Brandermill Woods, you'll have access to all the amenities you could possibly need, from housekeeping services to daily fitness classes. Located in Midlothian, Virginia, our community also offers convenient access to museums, historic sites, gourmet restaurants, and performing arts centers.

Best of all, Brandermill Woods offers multiple levels of care, ensuring that you always have access to the medical and personal care services you need to thrive. Learn more about how Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing can help you get more enjoyment out of life.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living is a type of long-term care designed for adults who need a little extra help. One of the most common misconceptions about Assisted Living is that it's for people with serious illnesses or limited mobility. That couldn't be further from the truth. Our Assisted Living community has a jam-packed activities calendar, giving you plenty of opportunities to socialize and stay active.

Many people also believe that Assisted Living is too expensive. When you do the math, Assisted Living may be less costly than continuing to maintain your own home. For example, you don't have to worry about making separate payments to a landlord, a water company, a gas company, and a power company. If you used to pay for landscaping, lawn maintenance, snow removal, and other home services, you can eliminate those expenses from your budget.

At The Chesterfield at Brandermill Woods, we have a licensed nurse on the premises 24 hours per day, ensuring there's always someone available to help you manage your health. The community also has call bells, emergency pendants, and other security features to keep you safe. You may be a good candidate for Assisted Living if you just need a little help with bathing, dressing, eating, and other activities of daily living.

Memory Care

Dementia is a general term used to describe memory loss and other cognitive problems that are severe enough to interfere with a person's daily life. Alzheimer's disease is one of many potential causes of dementia. Therefore, Alzheimer's and dementia aren't exactly the same thing, but they do have similar effects on a person's cognitive abilities.

The Holly Inn at Brandermill Woods is designed for residents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. All staff members are specially trained in memory disorders, so they're capable of reassuring residents and helping family members understand what to expect. We also offer support groups, 24/7 nursing assistance, and personalized recreation therapy programs.

You may be a good candidate for Memory Care if you've been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another cognitive disorder. Memory Care is also a good option if your memory loss is severe enough to cause confusion or make you feel unsafe living on your own.

Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing is a type of long-term care that can only be provided by licensed health care professionals. For example, you may need a nurse to administer intravenous medications or a physical therapist to help you recover from an injury. One of the most common misconceptions about nursing homes is that you spend all day lying in bed with nothing to do. The Haven at Brandermill Woods has an on-site beauty parlor, beautifully landscaped grounds, and other amenities to keep you engaged.

Many people also think that Skilled Nursing communities serve flavorless mush for every meal. At Brandermill Woods, we have restaurant-style dining, giving you access to a wide range of nutritious, tasty foods. If you have heart disease, kidney disease, or another chronic health condition, we'll create a special diet to help you stay healthy.

You may be a good candidate for Skilled Nursing if you have medical needs that can't be addressed by non-licensed staff members. For example, someone who can't feed themselves or take a shower with minimal assistance may require help from licensed nurses and other medical professionals.

Plan for the Future

Brandermill Woods is dedicated to your well-being, which is why we offer all three levels of care. If you or a loved one is considering a move to a continuing care retirement community, contact us to schedule a tour.