A Vibrant Community for people who like to plan ahead to maintain control and enjoy life on their terms
For over 70 years, Hermitage Richmond has offered residents an elegant home in a walkable historic neighborhood supported by a professional team and a complete continuum of care. As a not-for-profit community we focus intently on the people who make the community their home and the team that serves them.
Community – a Tradition at Hermitage Richmond
Our goal is to be like the close-knit neighborhoods where many of us grew up. Provide people the ability to contribute to the greater good, make new friends, cherish old friends and family and give themselves and the ones they love the gift of a plan.
Residents at all levels of living control and direct their lives. They have the option to be as private as they choose and have easy access to become actively involved in the community. Whether it’s volunteering in the library, sharing time with residents in the Via Health Care Center, or repairing a piece of furniture for a friend, our residents enjoy using their talents to help one another.
Our residents can also take advantage of these additional services:
- Transportation to medical appointments and weekly shopping excursions.
- Maintenance free residences, inside and out
- Multiple dining alternatives for delicious and nutritious meals
- On-site beauty salon, Country Store, and Creative Workshop
- Large programming staff to ensure a wide variety of interesting and stimulating trips, events, activities and opportunities
- On-site physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
- On-site assisted living, memory support and nursing support available.
Over Hermitage Richmond’s 70 year history, change has accelerated in our special part of the world. People live longer and aspire to live differently… Improved health care, legal, market and economic forces exert their influences. Hermitage Richmond has always been and will remain intently focused on the lives of the people who call our community home.
A trend that we have embraced and championed for our residents and staff can be summed up in the phrase “person-centered”. Simplifying a good thing down to two words it makes it clear and easier to communicate.
The core of a person-centered approach shapes specific parts of our community into unique personal households or neighborhoods. It changes the institutions of assisted living, nursing or memory care into a homelike environment like the one people feel they had to leave when their needs changed.
One of the keys to successful change is the people… the people who are called to be a part of the Hermitage Richmond team. They are special people and they seek additional ways to add more meaning, value and joy to residents’ lives. The Hermitage Richmond team members work to form communities where residents are happy and empowered and served by a team that enjoys bettering their lives.
One of the conscious changes being made is to move from an institutional to a more informal, homey approach. The old nursing homes and Alzheimer’s care facilities have set hours for getting up, bathing, eating and almost everything else. The person-centered approach removes attempts to schedule and control residents’ lives and gives autonomy and freedom back to them… that’s why people choose to call our communities home.
Each day is informal, like a day in our own homes, and results in a truly rewarding and satisfying daily life for residents and team members alike. Why would we ask anyone to give up home, just when they need it the most?
Come visit and see for yourself… but the difference is not just a change you can see, it’s a change you feel; a change our residents feel as they direct their own lives and team members whom are empowered to help them do so.