Harbor's Edge Retirement Community

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Continuing Care Communities, and Memory Care

9 Reviews
One Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Harbor's Edge Retirement Community

June 30, 2011

By anonymousll

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Harbor's Edge is the assisted living facility where one of my aunts is now residing. Aunt Ella has always regarded her "˜personal independence' as being of utmost importance and it took us a little time to discover a senior community where she would truly be happy and content. The one thing she feared most was the possibility of being treated like a child or having someone hover about-watching her every move. What she wanted was a place where she could experience a full life with as much independence as possible. The staff at Harbor's Edge was very helpful from the very first visit and the director eased her worries by taking all of us on a tour of the facilities; introducing us to some of the other residents and explaining that our aunt's freedom to live her own life would be supported and encouraged. She was thrilled to discover she would have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities from poker to scuba diving. If someone wants to try something that is new or different this staff goes out of their way to help make it happen, if at all possible. Today she remains as happy about her living arrangement as she was the day that she first moved there. She regularly travels to downtown Norfolk to eat at a favorite restaurant, attend the opera or simply enjoy a shopping trip. When she needs help with transportation, medications or other daily tasks she knows that all she has to do is request those services from an available member of the staff. She can enjoy a waterfront view just by looking out of the window or walking along the property of Harbor's Edge. There is even a swimming pool that contains buoyant salt water which is ideal for seniors and others who may have arthritic joints. We know that our aunt is extremely pleased with this particular amenity and you can generally find her relaxing in (or by) the pool on many occasions. This facility has given our aunt a new lease on life during her golden years.
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Questions about Harbor's Edge Retirement Community

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Staff goes through yearly dementia training

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Harbor's Edge Retirement Community. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Average age is 85 years. Bingo, happy hour, outings and exercise are residents favorite things to do.

What programs or activities does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Programs and activities are tailored for each resident.

What transportation services does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community offer to assisted living residents?

Community bus and van is available as well as outside medical transport if needed.

What safety features or security measures does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community offer to assisted living residents?

24/7 security and nursing as well as emergency pull cords in all rooms.

How does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Communicate with families via emails and phone calls when there are any changes.

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Harbor's Edge Retirement Community during daytime and nighttime hours?

4 nurses every shift

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Yearly training and in-services throughout the year

What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?

Located in the heart of Downtown Norfolk surrounded by retail, restaurants and area attractions including a quick walk to Plum Point Park, Elizabeth River Trail, Chrysler Museum, Harrison Opera House and much more!

What transportation services does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

Local shopping, area attractions and medical appointments

What makes the chef or dining program at Harbor's Edge Retirement Community exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Full menu with a variety of choices that change daily. Casual and fine dining offered with five dining venues to choose from.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Multiple dining venues, state of the art Fitness Center with indoor heated salted pool, library, puzzle & game rooms, theater, outdoor courtyards, outdoor terrace with harbor views and 15th floor Horizons Lounge & Bar.

What safety features or security measures does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community offer to independent living residents?

24/7 Security with Emergency Call system throughout community and within resident apartments

If Harbor's Edge Retirement Community accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pet friendly community with outdoor courtyards, terrace and dog park close by.

Does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

SeniorCorp for private duties as well as onsite clinic

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

1 nurse and 4 aides daily

What safety features or security measures does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community provide to protect residents who wander?

Memory unit is a locked, monitored and secured area.

What programs or activities does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Assigned activities staff member assigned to Memory Care unit and conducts activities throughout the day.

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Unit nurse assesses and is done yearly.

What techniques does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Queuing and family style dining

How does Harbor's Edge Retirement Community keep residents' families informed about their loved ones' health?

Communicate with families via emails and phone calls when there are any changes.

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Services and Amenities of Harbor's Edge Retirement Community

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  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Entry Fee
  • Entry Fee Cost: 388000
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $6498/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3750/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $11004/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: No
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Guest Suite

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Features Extra: Billiards Room, Theater, Lounge, Private Dining Room, Fine Dining Room

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Medicare

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  • Medicare Provider Number: 495395
  • Ownership Type: Non Profit Corporation
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020

General

  • Resident Capacity: 300
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy

Licenses

  • State Licenses: NH2760
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About Harbor's Edge Retirement Community

Harbor’s Edge is Hampton Roads’ full-service, premier continuing care retirement community, offering residents the security of a LifeCare Program which provides a full continuum of care and valuable estate protection through the use of entrance fee options. Our refundable entry deposit plan guarantees our residents’ financial independence and protects their estate for the future.

Harbor’s Edge is structured as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and governed by a local, non-salaried board of directors. This financial structure ensures that all residents are provided the highest level of services at the least possible cost. The LifeCare entrance fee entitles Harbor’s Edge Residents to refined living with an active lifestyle and their luxurious apartment overlooking Norfolk’s downtown skyline and spectacular harbor views of the Elizabeth River. It also provides access to Assisted Living Apartments, Memory Support Suites and our Health Care Center to provide the full continuum of care when needed. The quality, comfort, and design of our facility exceeds our industry standards and only for a predictable monthly service fee.

Our services and amenities are all about flexibility and choices. We offer casual, formal and private dining options with meals prepared by the area’s finest chefs. Housekeeping, interior and exterior maintenance, 24-hour security, scheduled group transportation, and concierge services are included as well as the convenience of a secured covered parking garage. Finally, we offer a full Wellness Program that provides an extensive Wellness Educational Program and includes a medical clinic staffed by nurses and several medical providers, on site physician hours, exercise classes and personal fitness programs.

What Makes Us Special

Harbor's Edge is a LifeCare community that offers accommodations at every level; residential living, assisted living and nursing care. The beauty of the concept is best illustrated when a resident requires assistance. As residents’ needs change, they are secure in the knowledge that high quality supportive services and care are available on-site when needed in an attractive, professionally staffed environment, and minimal additional costs.

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