July 27, 2020 —Those considering a move to Kendal at Lexington often wonder if there will be the health care support they need in this small town they wish to retire. Lexington and the surrounding county has a population of roughly 28,000 people spread over 600 square miles. Fortunately, despite its small population and rural location, comprehensive health services are available
Accessible Care in Lexington
Lexington has various private practices, a community health center, and two large healthcare systems with a presence in the area; Carilion (based in Roanoke) and Augusta Health (based in Waynesboro). Each area brings accessible primary health care to the community. Augusta Medical and Carilion also brings a vast array of specialists to the community. Although there are too many to list here, some specialists include cardiology, rheumatology, orthopedics, general surgery, pain management, and more.
Most services, including primary care, specialty care, emergency medicine, and public health services, can be located within the Lexington city limits.
In an Emergency
Located less than 2 miles from Kendal, Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital has 25 critical-access beds and offers inpatient and outpatient care. On-site, there are 24/7 emergency services, high tech radiology, and lab diagnostics. Carilion employs many physicians such as general surgery, gastroenterology, and orthopedics. There is also Life-Guard air transportation, on-site, with direct access to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital or the University of Virginia.
Access to Virginia’s Top Hospital
The number one ranked hospital in Virginia, The University of Virginia Health System, is conveniently located less than an hour and a half away from Lexington. Many world-renowned specialists are available in this hospital.
Healthcare Provided On-site:
Kendal can provide transportation to appointments both in and out of town. Also, all independent living residents have access to:
- 24-hour emergency response by a registered nurse
- Wellness programs such as exercise or nutrition
- Consultative services
- Health assessments such as blood pressure checks and medication reviews
- Assistance with appointment scheduling
- Preparing and submitting insurance documentation
- Physical, speech, and occupational therapy on-site
- Lifetime Assisted Living Care
- Lifetime Nursing Care
Higher levels of daily care are available right here on the Kendal at Lexington campus. Webster Assisted Living is for individuals who need help with activities of daily living such as medication management, bathing, grooming, and dressing. The trained and caring staff is available 24 hours a day. Residents with more physical or cognitive challenges will benefit from care in Borden Health Center. This level of care includes skilled nursing care and rehabilitative services. Residents may move through the continuum of care or take advantage of services on a respite basis.
The Kendal health care philosophy emphasizes a positive approach to staying well and maintaining the highest possible level of independence. This approach to wellness encompasses dietary, social, psychological, physical, and spiritual dimensions. When health care services are required, Kendal at Lexington will strive to find the care you need and deserve.