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Description of Harbor's Edge in Norfolk, VA
Built In 2006 , Number of Beds : 33
Harbor's Edge, located in Norfolk, Virginia provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Senior Community, Alzheimer's Care, and Continued Care Community. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare. Harbor's Edge has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 1 star. Harbor's Edge has a very good hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 88 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Harbor's Edge's nearest hospital is 2 miles away. The zipcode (23502) in Virginia, where Harbor's Edge is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Harbor's Edge can be found here.
Harbor's Edge is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.
Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.
Also, Harbor's Edge is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.
Also, Harbor's Edge is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.
Also, Harbor's Edge facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.
Harbors Edge is beautiful state of the art new facility on the waterfront in downtown Norfolk, Va. We are located across the street to Eastern Virginia Medical School, Sentara Norfolk General Hosp., King's Daughter's Children's Hospital We are close to theaters, opera house, MacArthur's Mall, Waterside, Nautilus, Naval Bases, Chrysler Museum and others, ODU, beautiful parks, and many many other areas of interest. Our meals are a star five/six cuisine, which is cooked here and served in all areas of the building. Our residents get to pick their choices for each meal. We have our very own Library stocked with wonderful books and all newspapers, a state of the art Theater which is just like going out to the theater, we even serve popcorn and drinks and the residents pick the movies for the week. We have shopping trips to Williamsburg, MacArthur Mall, and any areas of interest. We offer Art Classes, flower arranging, Genealogy, Murder Mystery Theater, Scrapbook Classes, Poker Tournaments, Trivia Night, Learn Lectures at ODU Literary Festival, Norfolk Forum, Harbor Cruises, Fishing Trips out of Rudee, our events go on and on. We try to make available all that our residents are interested in including two 80 something year olds that wanted to go parasailing, we took them and now we have 8 that would like to go. We offer Bible Study classes, Bridge classes and Flower arranging. Our swimming pool is salt water developed with the Arthritis Foundation to help with joints and mobility as is our whirlpool. Our staff are handpicked, well educated, dedicated, and are caring and loving at all times. They are happy to be here to care for the residents, not stressed out and overworked. We have a lot of wine and cheese parties here. I cannot say enough about the joy of being at Harbors Edge. Please give us a call and come by for lunch and tour so that you may see firsthand all that we offer.
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