208 Gristmill Drive
Forest, VA 24551
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Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Temporary care that rehabilitates
Built with the needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia, Runk and Pratt at Forest is tucked in charming Forest, Virginia.
Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities believes that in order to make a difference, you have to be the difference. With over 24 years of excellence in care, we are Lynchburg’s premier option to experience senior care in an up to date and exciting way! As an industry leader, we offer state of the art communities for independent living, assisted living, and memory care, and strive to enhance the lives of their residents in every way. Prestigious social gathering places are provided to connect seniors with other seniors, creating relationships and adding value to their lives. Culinary programs create a one of a kind dining experience, and make daily meals tasty and healthy. A rotating calendar of exciting events, keeps residents engaged and active.
Our community in Forest, Va was designed and built specifically for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This residence creates a home-like environment that helps to minimize the confusion and agitation that often accompanies these illnesses. This is a secured residence with locking delayed egress exit doors for the security of each resident. Each of the hallways are color coded to give visual cues to residents allowing them to move about freely and independently. This security allows families to enjoy peace of mind knowing that their loved one is living in an environment that fosters their independence, nurtures their self-esteem and overall maximizes their quality of life.
The quality of life issues for each resident is defined by unique needs and personal interests. All of these factors are reviewed at the time of admission, and on an annual basis, to develop an individualized continuing care plan that maximizes their quality of life while addressing both mental and physical needs. Residents with memory impairments may not always be able to express themselves in words. Therefore, it is important for the staff that take care of them to detect likes or dislikes by knowing their body language, through slight expressions or just a touch. At Runk & Pratt at Forest we do this for our residents by treating them as unique individuals, with their own personal interests and abilities taken into consideration when designing a personalized plan of care to maximize and promote dignity and choice.
Memory Care costs tend to be 20-40% higher than typical Assisted Living costs. $4,051 is the national monthly average cost of Assisted Living, as quoted by the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey