Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  Q:  What is the difference between assisted living and a nursing home or skilled nursing care?

 A:   Assisted living is more of a homelike environment versus skilled nursing or a nursing home.  The main difference however is the level of care a resident receives and the freedom the resident is allowed.  In nursing homes, many residents are under constant medical supervision, in need of assistance with daily living and are not capable of living independently anymore.  Nursing home residents typically are unable to leave the facility on their own, mainly because they are physically or mentally unable to.  Assisted living residents do not need as much hands-on medical attention.  They might require assistance with medicine management, bathing and other tasks, but they are capable of handling most daily living on their own. 
Q;  How much does Assisted Living typically cost?

 A:  Assisted Living cost varies based upon level of need, which is why all residents receive a quote during the assessment process.  Our residents find that Dutch Haven Assisted Living is one of the most economical assisted living facilities in the state of Virginia.

Q:  Does Dutch Haven Assisted Living accept auxiliary grants?

 A:   Not at this time.


Q:  Does Dutch Haven Assisted Living accept auxiliary grants?

 A:  Most residents utilize private funding sources or Long Term Insurance.

Q:  Does Dutch Haven Assisted Living have memory impaired facilities?

 A:     Yes.  Dutch Haven offers a separate assisted living program in a secured area with it's own activities and treatments;  click here for more information   about Morning Glory .


Q:  How far is Dutch Haven Assisted Living from a local hospital?

 A:  5 miles

Q:  Is there a Psychologist available?

 A:  Yes Visits are available upon request.

Q:  Is there a Physician available at Dutch Haven?

A:  Yes, we have a Physician that schedules quarterly face to face visits and is also available on call.


Q:  Do you have a licensed nurse at Dutch Haven?

 A:     Yes we do, on site.


Q:  What activities are provided?

A:  There are monthly activities for both memory care residents and assisted living residents.  Activities scheduled incorporate a variety of planned physical programs, mental exercises, and socialization programs.


Q:   What is the admission process?

 A:  First we assess your loved one to determine level of care.  We also require medical history, a current physical from your physician, and a TB or chest X-ray (within 30 days of admission).  Assuming there is available space at Dutch Haven and after all documents are in order, an admission date is established.  We strongly encourage potential residents to start the process early before care becomes critical.  We find that this helps avoid potential delays.   Click here to schedule a visit.


Q:  What happens if a loved ones’ funds are depleted?

 A:   Dutch Haven will work closely with local resources for assistance programs or to help place your loved one.


Q:  Is there a community fee at Dutch Haven?

A: Yes, for Morning Glory care only.
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