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Assisted Living

The help you need to preserve independence



An advantage of residency at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge is that you’ll never have to search for high-quality assisted living. Catered living services here at the community are always available and included in your Lifecare agreement.

Catered living offers a range of support services customized to individual needs. We all want to be completely independent for as long as possible, but when physical abilities begin to diminish, it’s natural to need a helping hand now and then. Catered living provides this help in a way that’s personal, one-on-one, and that allows people to feel comfortable, secure and independent.

Essential services in catered living

  • Assistance with daily living — bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, hygiene, mobility and more
  • Consultative nursing and physician oversight to help identify medical issues
  • Regular family conferences
  • Regular blood pressure and weight checks
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Exercise five days a week
  • Therapy dog visits
  • Harpist and hand bell therapies
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Personal laundry services
  • Emergency response system

For additional details about all assisted living at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, use the contact form or call us today at 434-972-2622.

FAQs

1What is catered living?
Commonly known as assisted living, this service is characterized by a combination of individualized care, familiar surroundings and professional expertise. Residents enjoy private studio or one-bedroom apartments and are assured of ongoing wellness evaluations and levels of care that address their specific needs. Our licensed, compassionate staff assists with daily tasks as needed, and the many community amenities available in catered living help these residents more easily enjoy what matters most to them.
2How do I know when someone needs catered living?
In general, it’s best to start with a physician’s assessment. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, or that of your loved one, you can match needs to the right level of assistance. When help with daily tasks is needed — taking medicines, bathing, dressing, meals, transportation and housekeeping — a catered living residence can be the answer. Trained professionals provide this assistance while helping preserve an individual’s independence.
3What if my loved one needs more than is provided in catered living?
Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge can tailor catered living services to match the need, as well as offer memory care for those suffering memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
4What is respite care?
When family caregivers need time to attend to other obligations or simply need a break, respite care at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge makes it possible. Loved ones can spend a few days or a few weeks in a lovely furnished apartment while receiving care, meals, activities and housekeeping. If you or a loved one needs a short-term transition from a rehabilitation center before returning home, respite care at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge may be the answer.
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