Senior citizens in the Farmville area are well served by multiple organizations, whether they are living at a retirement community or receiving support so they can live independently.
Community leaders, led by a local doctor who was looking for nursing care for his aging mother, in 1970 founded the facility that would become The Woodland, a dynamic retirement neighborhood that is still locally owned and operated.
The Woodland has grown quite a bit over almost 50 years, from a 60-bed nursing facility to a senior care community that provides a continuum of care including independent living cottages, independent assisted-living, and long-term care, as well as a rehabilitation and a wellness center.
What hasn’t changed is the deep roots The Woodland has in the Farmville region. The high level of skilled professional care is complemented by the variety of recreational activities and programs available in the neighborhood and the community.
For more information, visit www.thewoodlandinc.com.
Piedmont Senior Resources
Farmville-area senior citizens who want to live independently and safely in their own homes have a friend in Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging. The agency, which represents residents in seven counties – Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward – is a private, nonprofit agency that assists people 60 years of age and older.
The services provided by Piedmont Senior Resources include health and nutrition services, caregiver support, non-emergency medical transport, home-delivered meals, legal services, in-home services and Medicare and insurance guidance.
In 2015, the agency, which is based in Farmville, directly served 1,600 residents of all socioeconomic backgrounds. The area includes more than 12,000 residents who are age 60 and older. For more information, visit www.psraaa.org.
Centra PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) provides comprehensive health care and supportive services for seniors age 55 and older who meet the criteria for nursing facility placement but prefer to stay at home. PACE is a national program that promotes independence for participants and provides peace of mind to family and loved ones of the PACE participants.
The Centra PACE mission is to enhance life for older adults with chronic needs by providing compassionate, quality care and services. PACE provides a skilled interdisciplinary team to oversee medical, physical, emotional, spiritual, nutritional and social needs of participants. The team works with participants and their families to develop an individualized care plan.
PACE provides care in the PACE center and in the home. The PACE in-center care includes medical care, rehabilitation therapy, recreational activities, socialization, meals, mental health care, transport to specialist appointments and access to outings.
PACE also supports participants in their home through personal care aides, home care and 24-hour on-call physician services. Learn more about PACE at centrapace.com.