West River Valley Senior Housing

Townshend, VT - Assisted Living

Community size: Large (26-100)

Valley Cares Inc. is a community-based 501(c)(3) non profit organization committed to providing affordable housing and supportive services to the elderly residents of the West River Valley and surrounding towns. Valley Cares acts as the developer and property manager for West River Valley Senior Housing in Townshend, Vermont.

At West River Valley Senior Housing we host a vibrant community of elders in our independent living and assisted living apartments. Our 24-unit independent living housing truly has its own neighborhood feel, with the privacy and comfort of individual apartments and the camaraderie of supportive friends and neighbors nearby. Our 40-unit assisted living facility offers a caring and supportive atmosphere where the nurse-supervised care staff offers round-the-clock support so residents may maintain autonomous lifestyles while living safe and fulfilling lives.

Valley Cares' mission is to provide affordable housing and supportive services to the elderly residents of the West River Valley and surrounding communities. In addition to our housing, we provide home delivered meals to seniors in Athens, Brookline, Grafton, Newfane and Townshend through the Meals-on-Wheels program. Our homemakers provide general cleaning and home assistance to seniors in the community. We also have available a free lending library of durable medical equipment for any community member in need.

West River Valley Independent Living is apartment-style housing for seniors age 62 and older who can live independently but want a hassle-free lifestyle without the worries of home maintenance and up-keep. This housing provides affordable, energy-efficient apartments with full kitchens and baths. Laundry facilities and common room space is available on each floor. Supportive services like meals and house cleaning are also available on a fee-for-service basis.

In our Independent Living Facility we provide:

  • Property maintenance
  • Meals (fee-for-service)
  • Housekeeping (fee-for-service)
  • SASH (Support And Services at Home)

West River Valley Assisted Living is a licensed assisted living program providing up to Enhanced Residential Care Tier III level of care through the Vermont Medicaid Waiver Choices for Care program. A registered nurse oversees care planning and medication management, while a resident care staff, on site 24/7, provides assistance with activities of daily living, cleaning, laundry service, and transportation to medical appointments. A fully-staffed commercial kitchen provides full meal service.

In our Assisted Living Facility we provide:

  • Medication management Overseen by RN
  • 24-hour residential care
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
  • 3 Nutritious and delicious meals daily
  • see a sample menu
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Property maintenance
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Visiting entertainment, activities & social outings
  • see a sample activities calendar
  • or visit our Welcome to West River Valley Senior Housing Facebook page
  • to see our current activities calendar

In the Supportive Housing wing of our Assisted Living we offer:

  • Property maintenance
  • Access to all of the above listed assisted living services (fee-for-service)

A range of stimulating recreational and leisure activities are also offered. Residents regularly get together to play Bingo, Pokeno, and other fun games. We hold exercise classes and Bible study groups several times a week. In warm weather, residents enjoy gardening on-site and have provided the kitchen with an abundance of fresh produce and flowers. Feeling a little creative? Volunteers lead art classes, and residents make beaded earrings to sell at the local farmers market. We have a piano in our living room, and enjoy much live music provided by residents as well as visiting musicians. We also offer outings to nearby attractions and events.

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