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  • Assisted Living

    Community that helps with activities of daily living

  • Long-Term Care

    Care provided on a long term basis

  • Rehabilitation Care

    Temporary care that rehabilitates

  • Respite Care

    Short term care

American Retirement Homes, Inc is a family-owned management company that has been enhancing the lives of seniors in Virginia since 1968. With over 40 years experience, we understand seniors, their variety of needs and what it takes to provide unsurpassed proper care to each one. Throughout Virginia, we manage six Assisted Living Communities and ten Personal Care and Homemaker Agencies. We also have one Independent Living Community in Warsaw, Virginia.

Local in Virginia
We consider ourselves a Virginia Tradition. Our business did not start in a corporate location 1,000 miles away, rather we are rooted in the state of Virginia where we have established strong relationships with additional services and companies that many of our residents and clients need. With these relationships, many of our residents never have to move from our Assisted Living Community or leave their home under the care of AmeriCare Plus, our personal care and homemaker agency. Our passion is our family mindset as we treat each of our residents, clients and staff as our family. To us, each one is a part of our extended family. Our staff is selected for their compassion and professional knowledge.

Each one is dedicated to our clients, their specific needs and providing quality care with a personal touch. American Retirement Homes, Inc is dedicated to providing a quality home environment. Whether you live with us in our Assisted Living Communities or we enter your personal home to assist you with your daily living needs, you can guarantee that you will receive superior care, compassion and security from our well trained staff. In either setting, we are home in the best sense of the word. Highland House is an Assisted Living community located in Clifton Forge, VA. Highland House has been meeting the needs of the Alleghany region for over 20 years in a small family environment. Residents and visitors are welcomed to Highland House by a long tree lined drive. You are greeted by beautiful landscaping along the front of the building and as you enter the front door, you instantly feel like you have stepped into the country living room of a good friend. Resident rooms fan down two hallways. Dining and sitting areas are located down each hall in front of resident rooms.

Our Rooms
Private rooms with their own baths are perfectly suited for those who relish their privacy. Semi-private rooms with no more than two people and private bath are also available. Room sizes vary allowing for room rates to meet the financial needs of most people. Highland House furnishes all of the rooms; however, residents may bring their own furnishings. Highland House provides all of the bath linens and twin size bed linens. Personal belongings are encouraged to provide a true sense of home and comfort. The Highland House team is there to assist the residents 24 hours per day and consists of a Licensed Practical Nurse, trained nurse aides, registered medication aides, activity director, dietary staff, and a maintenance director. The aides and the nurse assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, etc., administering doctor ordered medications, assisting with ambulation and transferring and feeding when necessary.

All of the staff are personally interviewed, have a Virginia criminal history background check, and references on file. The staff attends required continuing education through out the year. Highland House also has a consulting pharmacist and consulting registered dietician to enhance the services we offer to our residents. Training is provided through in house sources, professional organizations, and corporate meetings. Three homemade meals a day are provided and snacks and beverages are available in between meals throughout the day. Highland House provides an excellent activity program that is a vital role in the lives of our residents and is very involved with outside volunteers who bring fun and companionship into the lives of our residents. Residents can participate in group activities such as bingo, daily devotions, crafts, and much more. Friends and Family get togethers are held monthly and allow for families and residents to visit and spend time with the administrator. Highland House offers an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming from the moment you open our doors. Whether it is our hospitable staff or a friendly resident, we are certain you will feel at home instantly. The large yard and tall trees provide shade in peaceful surroundings that feel like your own back yard. Please visit to find out why we consider ourselves home, in the best sense of the word.

  • Private & Semi-Private Rooms
  • AG/ Medicaid Applicants Accepted
  • Active Life Enrichment Programs
  • Onsite Therapy Services
  • Medication Management
  • 24-Hour Supervision
  • Home-Cooked Meals
  • Basic Cable
  • Housekeeping
  • Pet Friendly

Lifestyle Amenities

  • Controlled Building Entry
  • Emergency Notification System
  • Furnished Meals
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Private Rooms
  • Transportation Available

Medical Services

  • Medication Administration
  • Occupational Therapy
  • On Site Home Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Funding Sources

  • Month to Month Leases
  • Private Funds