Move-in Openings at the Borden Health Center

Despite the challenges that the pandemic has sent our way, the quality of care has never wavered, and we are safely accepting new admissions in our long-term care and skilled nursing residences at the Borden Center.

The mission of Kendal at Lexington, a not-for-profit Life Plan Community grounded in Quaker values, is to provide opportunities for a diverse population of older adults from Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, Virginia and beyond, to live in a vibrant, caring community that promotes healthful and meaningful aging. One way we fulfill this mission is by delivering the finest person-centered care and services possible and establish a sense of well-being among all residents is through our CARF accredited and highly rated Borden Health Center.

Borden dining and country kitchen

Gorgeous Renovations and Expansion Near Completion

Sixty residents can reside at the Borden Center in one of three household areas. The gorgeous new renovations and expansion have enhanced our ability to provide person-centered services that promote resident choice and independence. Residents enjoy the beautifully renovated resident rooms, multiple large living rooms, activity spaces, and country kitchens where they can dine together in a light-filled space or order a grilled cheese at 2 am, if they wish.

The Borden Center provides a higher level of long-term care and skilled nursing care based on a person-centered approach, built on each individual’s personal history, preferences, and experiences. There is also an on-site rehabilitation center staffed by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech/language therapists. Individuals coming to the Borden Center for skilled therapy and nursing services have the opportunity to rehabilitate in renovated suites with adjacent bathrooms with in-room showers.

Open to Area Residents

In 2002, the Borden Center was established as resource for care to the entire community at varying income levels and is the only not-for-profit long-term care and skilled nursing center available in Rockbridge County.

Whether it is for a temporary stay for rehabilitation or a long-term care arrangement, residents of our independent living CCRC community typically have priority access to the Borden Center, but the center primarily serves those moving from the greater Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County area. Since we opened, we have provided exemplary care to area residents that move directly from home or the hospital to the Borden Center.

The Borden Center accepts payer sources from Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay. Single and double-occupancy rooms are available now.

How Does COVID Affect Admissions?

Much of our admissions process remains the same as prior to COVID protocols. In the case of a resident transitioning from home into Kendal, the admissions department will review 12 months of medical records to ensure their needs can be met. A financial application must also be submitted. Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay are all accepted.

In the case of recovery or prior hospitalization, Kendal admissions recommends letting the hospital know as soon as possible that Kendal is their preferred option so the process can be started in a timely manner.

Due to federal guidelines, new arrivals to the Borden Center will be in a separate location from other residents for 14 days before joining other residents

Open to Visitors

Residents are now encouraged to host family and friend visitors. As Borden residents have access to vaccinations and more vaccinations occur throughout the region, the Borden Center has relaxed visitation restrictions, per CMS guidance.  Scheduling, screening, masks and other infection control protocol will remain in place.

Resident Health and Safety is our Top Priority

Health and safety is a top priority every day, and it’s important to note that we continue to follow best practices to keep both staff and residents safe as new directives and information regarding the virus become available.

Ready to Answer Your Questions- Contact Us

If you’re considering a care plan for long-term care, rehabilitation services, assisted living, or skilled care, Kendal at Lexington is committed to providing clear explanations and assistance through the process.

Whether you need more information on the types of rehabilitation services available, specific medical needs that may not be available or how to navigate the financial process of such a move, Kendal staff are available to talk with you.  You can start the process by calling Ashley Brunty at 540-464-2630 or emailing

Please note:

At times, there are openings for outside admissions to the Webster Assisted Living Center. The Webster Center offers residents assistance with meals, medications, dressing, and other personal and social activities based on their individual needs.