Formerly: Emeritus at Ridgewood Gardens
Salem, VA 24153
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- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Assisted Living and Memory Care in Salem, Virginia
Brookdale Salem offers a beautiful Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care community for seniors. With a continuum of care, our loving family is designed to support those needing some assistance with daily activities. Residents have the security of knowing they can remain here, in their home, without having to relocate and separate from their familiar surroundings and friendships, should their needs change over time.
Our property sits atop a hill surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and we are within two miles of Roanoke, with all of its abundant shopping, cultural and community events. We are also conveniently located across Route 419 from the Lewis Gale Medical Center, if ever needed.
A Beautiful Place to Call Home
A family-friendly atmosphere feels like home the moment you walk through our doors. Spacious apartments, in a variety of floor plans are available, to meet the individual needs of our residents. These include one-bedroom, studio, deluxe studio and friendship suites.
Residents and their families can socialize in the many tastefully decorated common areas located in the center of our home, allowing easy access. Enjoy restaurant-style dining, physical exercise programs, planned activities or a relaxing afternoon with a favorite book from our library. We also have a beauty salon and barber shop for added convenience.
Optimum Life is a bold initiative that defines the way we live. By balancing six key dimensions of wellness with purpose, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and intellectual fulfillment, Optimum Life helps you live at your peak level within a lifestyle that promotes health and wholeness. Intended as a journey of self- examination and discovery, it includes services, features and benefits that allow each resident to reach these goals, regardless of real or perceived limitations.
Keeping Life Vibrant
Integral to life at Brookdale are the programs, outings and opportunities we offer. Our philosophy is to incorporate not only individual interests, but opportunities that allow residents to make meaningful contributions to each other and the community on a regular basis. An array of social, educational and cultural programs encourages each resident to renew their old interests and explore new ones with friends and neighbors.
We love taking residents out for exciting day excursions. Favorite attractions include visiting A J’s Antiques and Art, Agape Performing Arts Center or a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Every resident offers something special to our senior living community, and we strive to tailor activities that represent their individual interests, hobbies and talents.
Substantial investments in our culinary program and staffing, allow us to provide mealtime experiences that set our communities apart from the competition. From a Culinary Arts Training Program for chefs, to our select seasonings and bakery options, Brookdale has created one of the industry’s leading dining services. Our fine dining experience is prepared by a trained chef and receives nutritional support and recommendations from a registered dietician.
Three restaurant-style meals are served each day in the group dining room and snacks are provided throughout the day. We continue to meet the nutritional needs of residents with dining choices that offer satisfying entrees while supporting their health and well-being. Each meal offers a selection of delicious choices, sensational service and we always accommodate special restrictions and requests.
To help alleviate any confusion or added stress, we keep mealtimes very routine for our Memory Care community. Residents all sit together at the same time and same table each day. Meals are served on colorful plates and tablecloths so they can more easily distinguish their food. We also provide easy-to-eat snacks between meals, helping to ensure these residents get the nutrition and calorie count they need.
Learn More About Our Community
To experience Brookdale Salem and the services we provide, please give us a call or submit the online form on this page. We would love to show you our home!
Levels of Care
As the population ages, more people are discovering assisted senior living and the peace of mind we offer. Our community’s approach focuses on being a trusted partner and listening to your needs, understanding the life you want for yourself or a loved one and customizing a solution that puts that life within reach.
Brookdale Salem offers two levels of care:
- Assisted Living provides personal assistance and support with daily activities and services needed, such as medication management, meals, bathing and dressing, as well as amenities for housekeeping and linen services, transportation and recreations. Our individualized care plans provide an ideal blend of convenience and support, with respect for personal preferences.
- Memory Care was created over 25 years ago and continually embraces current research in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, coupled with the experience of caring for thousands of people with dementia. Associates help residents create daily moments of success, offering opportunities for them to experience a sense of purpose and meaning. A gently daily structure is provided to help maintain and encourage current skills.
The Clare Bridge® Concept
Clare Bridge offers care programs and secure environments for those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. We believe that no matter where an individual is in their life, each has the right to live in a dignified manner and enjoy meaningful experiences every day.
Deeply rooted in a person-centered approach, our program focuses on sustaining feelings of belonging and purpose while seeking to preserve a sense of self. Providing excellent dementia care is a complex task that requires ongoing guidance and teaching for our staff members. All of our highly trained associates receive initial and on-going training in proper techniques, approach and care for seniors with dementia.
An established set of protocols and techniques enables our team to intervene when challenging behaviors resulting from dementia arise. Our whole-community philosophy is the key that empowers staff members to identify any unmet needs and be a part of the solution.
Strong, Professional Relationships and Staff
Residents can feel safe knowing some of the state’s best medical facilities are all within an easy drive. We nurture strong relationships with area hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers allowing us to provide a seamless continuum of care for our residents. All of the services we provide are customized to personal and unique needs by creating a way of life that enriches the lives of others through compassion, respect, excellence and integrity.
Brookdale’s family values set us apart from any other senior living community. The true measure of our success is evident when watching the interactions of our staff and residents. We have very close relationships with each person and their families. Salem is proud of the longevity of qualified and nurturing caregivers, medical assistants and executive management, and our personalized approach encourages each person to continue to live as they please, with the added support our staff delivers.
Learn More About Brookdale’s Levels of Care
We invite you to experience the exceptional Assisted Living and Memory Care services Salem offers. Please fill out the online form or give us a call to schedule a tour.
Brookdale Salem provides the care and services you desire, plus the amenities of a resort. After all, the Golden years should be enjoyable and we provide more options than ever before to make this possible.
- Outdoor courtyard
- Outdoor walking paths
- Outdoor gardening areas
- Recreation and activity room
- Library with computers and Internet access
- Spacious family room
- Full-service dining room
- Ice cream parlor
- Beauty and Barber shop
- Washers and dryers available for personal use
- Located near shopping and fine dining
- Assistance with personal needs including dressing, bathing and dining
- Licensed nurse available, 24-hours a day
- Medication management
- Personal care assistance available around-the-clock
- Ongoing monitoring
- Behavior tracking and management
- Weekly housekeeping services
- Linen services
- Three freshly-prepared, nutritious and appetizing meals served daily
- Snacks and beverages available throughout the day
- Daily programs, events or outings
- Scheduled transportation services available
- Incontinence care/management
- Short-term stay options
- Specialized intervention programs, including weight management, nutrition tracker and falls management
- Respite care available
- Coordination of hospice care
- Specially designed environment for individuals with limited mobility
- Brookdale Personal Solutions – make life easier and more convenient with direct-to-doorstop delivery for all of your personal care products.
Apartment Styles and Features
- Private suite
- Private deluxe suite
- One-bedroom apartment
- Friendship suite
- Wall-to-wall carpeting
- Kitchenette with refrigerator and sink
- Telephone and cable hookup
- Private bath including step-in shower and safety bars
- Small pets welcome
Learn More About our Services
For more information on Salem’s programs, amenities or accommodations, please give us a call today.