Skilled nursing at Covenant Woods


Skilled nursing care with a comforting touch

When someone you love needs long-term, round-the-clock nursing care, Covenant Woods is here to help. We provide the professional attention you expect in an atmosphere of loving kindness that makes a remarkable difference for residents and their families. Our person-centered approach to long-term care creates a supportive environment that respects the individual’s right to know about and participate in decisions that affect them. We also welcome the involvement of family members, who are encouraged to remain informed and involved in their loved one’s care.

All residents enjoy a private room, access to beautiful common areas, and Covenant Woods’ acclaimed culinary services. Our on-site providers include physicians, nurse practitioners, and other specialists. Together with the resident’s family and primary physician, our team creates an individualized care plan to meet the individual’s needs and honor their preferences.

Manor East health care services at Covenant Woods are Medicare-certified. Short-stay Medicare services — including short-term rehabilitation stays to help with recovery following hospitalization for a surgery, illness, or injury — are available to qualified patients.

“We have been so pleased with the care at Manor East. The nurses and aides are not only hardworking and fun, but they are also so capable and caring. It’s a clean and pleasant environment where healing takes place.”

— Family member of resident

Private skilled nursing rooms provide dignity and comfort.

Unique among Richmond-area skilled nursing care communities, all residents at Covenant Woods’ Manor East enjoy a private room with a private bathroom. With a warm, home-like atmosphere, residents can truly relax and focus on what matters most to them. Each private room includes:

  • Ergonomically adjustable bed
  • Private bath with large, European-style walk-in tiled shower
  • Large windows and plenty of natural light
  • Individually controlled lighting, heating, and air conditioning
  • Cable television and Wi-Fi service
  • Housekeeping and linen service
  • Emergency call system

Skilled Nursing Care Services and Amenities

Manor East provides a complete spectrum of non-acute, long-term, 24-hour skilled nursing care services to promote healing, comfort, and security in a modern, compassionate environment. Services and amenities for skilled nursing care residents include:

  • 62 private rooms
  • 24/7 care provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Medication management
  • Individualized care plan focused on supporting existing skills, abilities, and routines
  • Therapeutic recreation program with activities adjusted as resident’s needs change
  • Three delicious meals each day that feature our acclaimed chef-created, farm-to-table menus and accommodate special diets. Snacks are also provided.
  • Comfortable common areas with televisions
  • Skilled therapy suite
  • Four-season sunroom flooded with natural light from large windows that open to let in the fresh breezes
  • Outdoor balcony overlooking courtyard
  • Scheduled transportation*
  • Housekeeping and linen service
  • Salon services*
  • On-site physician services*
  • Spiritual care services
  • Personal emergency response system

*Additional fee applies

Java Group Program: Empowering residents to help each other

The Java Group Program is a research-based, group activity initiative for older adults that’s designed to bring people together, help end loneliness, and spread happiness. Based on the altruistic concept that people are happiest when they’re helping one another, Java is about sharing vulnerabilities and strengths, and finding value in giving and receiving help. Unlike typical recreation programs, the focus is on peer support — residents helping residents — which adds meaning and purpose to their lives.

Java uses themes, photography, music, readings, and a “talking stick” to foster peer-to-peer interaction. Its methods have been shown to induce a high rate of participation. We can attest to that here at Covenant Woods as we see the smiles on the faces of residents as they engage with each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is skilled nursing care?

Skilled nursing care refers to a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves. Skilled nursing care at Covenant Woods’ Manor East is staffed by a physician, nurse practitioners, and certified nursing assistants. On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are also available.

Under what conditions might a person need skilled nursing care?

Skilled nursing stays may be short- or long-term. People who may require skilled nursing care include those who need regular daily medical care due to any of the following:

  • A serious illness, heart attack, stroke, or injury such as broken bones from a fall
  • An ongoing health condition or permanent disability that renders them unable to care for themselves
  • Advanced Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
  • Chronic severe pain
  • Advanced age that has led to frailty and a need for supervision
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While residents of Covenant Woods always have guaranteed priority admission to all our levels of health care, new residents are admitted on a space-available basis.

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Short-term rehabilitation at Covenant Woods’ Manor East can help you recover from a surgery, illness or injury and get back to living the life you love.

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From a history that spans 140 years to the modern, fully realized Life Plan Community you see today, there’s much to learn about Covenant Woods.