About Our Community
Salem VA Assisted Living
Brookdale Salem, formerly Emeritus at Ridgewood Gardens, is a Salem VA Assisted Living community for seniors. It sits atop a hill surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and it is within two miles of Roanoke, Virginia, with all its abundant shopping, cultural and community events. Our community provides at least weekly outings to take advantage of all the surrounding attractions. We are also conveniently located across Route 419 from the Lewis Gale Medical Center, if ever needed.
A Wonderful Selection
Brookdale Salem offers a variety of floor plans to meet the individual needs of our residents. These include one-bedroom, studio, deluxe studio senior apartments, and friendship suites.The common areas of Brookdale Salem are located at the center of the building to allow the residents easy access to events such as restaurant-style dining, physical exercise programs, planned activities, and the library. The beauty salon and barber shop are located on the first floor, adjacent to the therapy room. Our Country Kitchen is available to the residents and families for intimate dining and social events. Washer and dryers are available on site for residents and their families to use, as well as the option for Brookdale Salem to provide personal laundry services.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Brookdale Salem is a highly respected assisted living community with associations with the local hospitals, physician offices, adult day care, skilled nursing facilities, other assisted living communities, home health agencies, hospice services, insurance companies, geriatric assessment agencies, and religious organizations. These resources rely on Brookdale Salem to provide the excellent care the seniors of our community deserve.
Brookdale Salem is proud of the longevity of our employees! We have team members who have been with our community since it opened its doors and welcomed its first residents in 1998.
We are also fortunate to have licensed nurses and resident care assistants at Brookdale Salem who staff our community 24/7. The true measure of our success is evident when watching the interaction of our staff with our residents. The staff has very close relationships with our residents and their families, and can anticipate their needs.
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Our Community Lifestyle
Assisted Living Services
Licensed nurses are available to monitor and coordinate the care needs of each resident. Our experienced staff provides assistance with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, ambulation and continence care. Behavioral management intervention is provided on a daily basis to assist residents with needs in this area.
Brookdale Salem provides care throughout the community to residents with cognitive difficulties. The terrace level of Brookdale Salem is designed to care for residents with more intense physical and cognitive needs. As an Brookdale community, we are privileged to have the extensive resources available from our Brookdale affiliates across the nation.
Our residents receive weekly and as-needed housekeeping services, including linen services and room cleaning. We also provide transportation to social events and medical appointments. Emergency call systems are available throughout the community.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services N/A
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
Brookdale Salem is a dynamic community full of life and fun. The residents provide us information about their interests so that we can design an activities program that reflects their needs and wishes.
We love to celebrate holidays and special occasions with food, entertainment and planned activities. Our resident’s enjoy helping to plan, assist and attend these events.
Our community also has quiet and comfortable sitting areas available for residents to peruse their own interest at their own pace in the comfort of a quiet space or the library.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Each month, Brookdale Salem offers an Educational Forum to the current residents, staff, families, and the community at large. The subjects may include disease processes, nutritional programs, heart health, estate planning, or other areas of interest to our community members.
Our family support group offers interaction within Brookdale Salem and is open to the public. Our residents also participate in outreach projects to enrich their lives as well as support the community. We support the American Cancer Society as well as the Alzheimer’s Association through fundraisers and participation in events.
All meals are served restaurant style to our residents with our wait staff assisting them in their selections. Two entrees are offered at each meal. Breakfast is served beginning at 7:30 am and continues until all the residents are served. The noon and evening meals are served at two seatings to allow the residents to choose the time that best suits their wishes.
Our Chef prepares excellent cuisine served by wait staff who have extensive knowledge of each resident’s preferences. In the event that specialized diets are needed, our Nutritionist will assist to assure that the needs of the residents are met.