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Creating New Traditions in Retirement Living

senior nursing care Richmond VA

Person Centered Nursing Care in Richmond VA at the Via Health Care Center

Residents at The Via Health Care Center at The Hermitage receive the professional support of licensed nurses and other professionals while continuing to participate in all aspects of life of within our community's home. While some have mobility or other challenges, our social, physical, spiritual, and recreational programs are specially shaped to enhance residents' well-being and positive attitudes in the Via Health Care Center.

All residents are supported by a full-time staff of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, and a dietitian. You'll also find a Medical Director, Chaplains, social services and physical, occupational, recreational, and speech therapists to strengthen residents' physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Thoughtful Team Members and Programs Enhance Dignity and Control

Of course housekeeping, laundry and transportation services, beauty and barber services with on-site manicure/pedicure are available to these residents. Each person has the choice to share a delicious meal with friends in our beautiful dining room. If they prefer or require, meals can be brought into their residence.

Residents at The Via Health Care Center enjoy full access a varied schedule of engaging programs, activities and social opportunities. Intergenerational activities, monthly entertainment shows, concerts, lectures and seasonal activities, along with chapel, worship services, and bible studies. We know the desire to be engaged and active does not change even when we require professional support. It is all about choice, control and maintaining a healthy quality of life. Each day and in every way, The Hermitage Team honors and enhances the lives of our residents.

Residents enjoying themselves Residents Well Cared For

Why move to the Via Health Care Center?

Living at Via Health Care Center is a professionally supported, small version of home. Residents live in their own bright, spacious residences at The Hermitage, many furnish their residences with their most cherished possessions. They participate in special opportunities and many of the activities of our greater community. In general, our team focuses on support and programing that allows residents to continue with their normal routines as much as possible. 24-hour care and professional nursing staff help maintain good health and safety. Residents can also use the transportation provided by The Hermitage.

Your Residence, Decorated the Way You Prefer

Residents of the Via Health Care Center choose from private and semi-private residences, decorated to reflect their individual tastes. They are encouraged to bring their own treasured furniture, artwork, and decorations to feel truly at home.

All residences include:

  • Handrails in bathrooms and hallways
  • Emergency call system
  • Sprinklers and smoke detectors
  • Additional storage
  • Cable TV hookup provided

Who Needs the Support of The Via Health Care Center?

People who require the full, 24-hour support of a nursing team are best-suited to a residence in the Via Health Care Center. In addition, residents at the Via Health Care center often require help with activities like maintaining their medication schedule, dressing, bathing, and mealtime assistance, along with mobility assistance such as transferring from their bed to a chair.

Why do we call it the Via Health Center?

The Via Health Center was named after one couple whose story that stands out at The Hermitage and VUMH. Bernard and Armen Via were both from Virginia and were the voices that called Virginia to support the needs of older people in the Commonwealth. They helped shape support in the Conference to start The Hermitage and turn it into the community it is today. They literally moved into the community with the first residents in 1948 and dedicated their lives to start, expand and grow this campus and new campuses across the Commonwealth. They were hardworking, strong in faith and had an unfailing sense of humor.

They were also leaders in opening the community to members of other faiths. They understood that to do God’s will you must respond to human need. To them faith and good works were inseparable. By placing their family name on The Hermitage’s Health Care Center, we honor their commitment, legacy and hold up our tradition of honoring and serving older lives.

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The mission of Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. is to provide facilities, services, and programs to enhance the quality of life for older persons.

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