Providers & Facilities in Virginia

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When considering a facility or care provider, one must determine what level of care is needed. Can the person be cared for at home with community services such as home health care and/or adult day care, or do they need placement in a facility? Depending upon their assessed needs, there are various care choices to consider.

*For information on community based care services (such as transportation, meals and chores assistance), to help individuals remain at home, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

Read a brief description of types of facilities and care providers below and access provider directories. Or if you know the type of facility or provider in which you are interested, click directly on the facility type or service in the following list or view relevant documents and sites.

Click to Open or CloseNursing Homes

Nursing Homes are health care facilities where nursing care is provided on a continuous basis. Services provided include skilled nursing care and related services, rehabilitation services, and care services. It includes assistance with the activities of daily living and the administration of care and treatments prescribed by a physician.

Courtesy of Virginia Department of Health

Click to Open or CloseAssisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities are residential settings that provide or coordinate personal and health care services, 24-hour supervision, and assistance with activities of daily living.

  • Licensed assisted living facilities - If you click search without filling in the fields, it will provided a statewide list of Assisted Living Facilities. Similarly, if you put in a county for location and leave ‘name’ field empty, it will provide a list of all assisted living facilities in the county.

Courtesy of Virginia Department of Social Services

Click to Open or CloseHome Health Care

Home Health Care providers send staff into your home to provide medically related home health care services under a physician’s order. Home health care providers can provide physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitative services, respiratory care, pain management, infusion therapy and other such services.

Courtesy of Virginia Department of Health

Click to Open or CloseHospice Care

Hospice Care provides end-of-life care including both physical care and emotional support for the care recipient and their family. Services include symptom management as well as spiritual and emotional support. Hospice care can be provided at home or in a facility.

Courtesy of Virginia Department of Health

Click to Open or CloseAdult Day Care Centers

Adult Day Care Centers are non-residential centers that provide a variety of services including supervision, social, health and related support services during part of the day to adults who live elsewhere.

  • Licensed adult day care centers - If you click search without filling in the fields, it will provided a statewide list of adult day care centers. Similarly, if you put in a county for location and leave ‘name’ field empty, it will provide a list of all adult day care centers in the county.

Courtesy of Virginia Department of Social Services

Click to Open or CloseContinuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) are residential communities that provide housing for various levels of care needs. There are generally residential living areas for independent living where residents can bring in additional services if needed. As residents need more assistance, they can move to a section of the community offering assisted living level of care or nursing home level of care when that is needed. There is often an ‘entrance fee’ to ‘buy into’ the CCRC. The general idea is that the resident enters into a contract with the retirement community with the understanding that as the individual’s need for assistance and care increase, the retirement community will arrange for that level of care so that the resident is not required to move outside of the community

Courtesy of Virginia Health Information

Relevant Documents and Sites