Services for Seniors Living in the Charlottesville Area
What an amazing selection of services for Seniors living in the Charlottesville area we have!
First of all, perhaps you are living independently or are in assisted living. You have choices for in-home assistance, transportation, and healthcare resources. There are a many free services as well as those that come with fees. Depending upon your financial status, you should be able to find everything you need.
First stop, JABA (Jefferson Area Board of Aging), which offers just about everything you can think of! This is because there are in-home care support and resources, senior centers, and transportation needs. Also, Mom’s Meals and Meals on Wheels are partners with JABA, just to name a few. Affordable housing, legal issues and counseling, along with health, fitness, and dementia programs are also available.
Next stop is the Charlottesville Senior Center, not your everyday Senior Center, that’s for sure! It is a place of action and fun and caring. AND it is a place for seniors to gather with their peers for exercise, for learning, for travel, for companionship. The Charlottesville Senior Center is a great place to begin when looking for all things “senior” in the Charlottesville area. Today (2019), the Center is located at 491 Hillsdale Drive. It is important to note that the Charlottesville Senior Center is in the midst of change. A phenomenal capital campaign to relocate to an area called Belvedere. This new location will be off of Rio Road, with great access from all parts of Charlottesville and surrounding communities.
Health Care Resources:
There are a growing number of in-home care and support services available in the Charlottesville and surrounding communities, supporting those who wish to age-in-place:
FirstLight Home Care
BrightStar Care Charlottesville
AT Home Care
Commonwise Home Care
Care Advantage, Inc.
Care Is There
Medi Home Health
Sentara Home Care Services
UVA Continuum Health Care
Hospitals, Primary Care Facilities and Outpatient Services:
University of Virginia Health Systems:
Access to great medical services naturally ranks high on the list of amenities for which Seniors are looking in their communities. The University of Virginia Medical Center, located in the heart of the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, is an award-winning hospital. Services specifically for seniors include a joint venture between the University of Virginia Health System , Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) and Riverside Health System, creating the Charlottesville-area Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Charlottesville PACE is an option for receiving long-term care without moving to a nursing home; the service area includes Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Greene and Louisa. UVa offers satellite Primary Care facilities throughout the region, including Lake Monticello Primary Care, Zion Crossroads Primary and Specialty Care, and Primary Care Riverside (at Forest Lakes) , to name just a few.
Sentara Healthcare Systems:
We are so lucky to have a second community hospital, because it is part of Sentara Healthcare , one of the most progressive and integrated healthcare organizations in the country! Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is located at Pantops surrounded by a huge complex of facilities and doctors’ offices. Recently, ACAC (Atlantic Coast Athletic Clubs of VA) just opened a new facility inside the Sentara Martha Jefferson Sports Medicine Clinic. There are a variety of rehabilitation and treatment programs along with website posts regarding health issues. Exciting news for Seniors is the new space to be leased by Martha Jefferson Hospital inside the new Senior Center to be built at Belvedere. The space will be a primary care clinic, open to all but focusing on Seniors. On the north side of Charlottesville on Proffit Road is a wonderful outpatient facility, Sentara Martha Jefferson Outpatient Care Center, offering Family Medicine, Emergency, and many other services.
Directly from their website: ” Sentara Martha Jefferson Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy has a comprehensive program for seniors that includes a variety of services. Our physical and occupational therapists work to develop an individualized program to meet specific goals, maximize function and minimize the risk of future injury. A geriatric certified physical therapist is on staff providing specialized assessment and treatment for seniors.
Senior care services can include the following:
- Orthopedic care
- Total joint surgery rehabilitation
- Fall prevention
- Balance retraining
- Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis treatment
- Gait and functional mobility training
- Instruction in home safety
- Splinting for arthritic joints
- Cognitive therapy
Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital also has the only Charlottesville Certified Aging-in Place Specialist (CAPS) who consults with individuals, builders and architects for home modifications for safe, independent living.”
We found a few other articles about services for Seniors living in the Charlottesville area that we would like to share with you:
The Independence: Community Resources for Charlottesville Area Seniors
City of Charlottesville Programs for Seniors
Also, please visit all of our posts with helpful information for Seniors:
Looking for Housing?
For more information about housing and Senior Living in the Charlottesville area, please see our post:
Senior Living in the Charlottesville VA
More information for Seniors:
If you or a family member are interested in learning more about all Senior housing options, from single family homes with main level bedrooms to assisted living, I would love to meet with you or speak with you anytime!