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About The Willows At Meadow Branch

The Willows At Meadow Branch is located in historic Winchester, VA, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. For over two decades, we have been privately owned by a Virginia family with over 35 years of experience in elderly care.

Our adult living community strives to provide its residents with compassionate assisted care for their personal needs. Join us at The Willows At Meadow Branch today for high-quality assisted living, memory care, or short-term respite care!

About Our Facilities

The Willows At Meadow Branch provides a serene adult living community in the heart of Old Town Winchester, secluded from major highways and sounds of traffic. Our Southern Style, one-story estate 79 private apartment community is minutes away from Winchester Medical Center, significantly reducing emergency response times. Be at ease knowing that your loved one is in a safe home with quick access to a hospital.

Bask in the sunshine and enjoy all four seasons with our peaceful walking paths around a natural preserve. These paths provide fantastic opportunities for family photos around every corner! Our large inviting porch, complete with rocking chairs and flower gardens, offers excellent areas to talk with family, friends, and neighbors. We have six sunrooms, a comfortable, formal living room, a well-stocked library, and a game room for our residents to enjoy. We offer fine dining in our main dining room for our residents and guests to enjoy.

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The Willows At Meadow Branch’s Mission

Our mission is to provide individualized, quality care in a comfortable and safe environment. Our residents deserve personalized care and quality living that helps maintain independence, and our staff looks forward to providing these experiences and services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is assisted living?

The Willows Assisted Living communities provide housing in an environment where personal care and individualized health services are provided in a home-like setting. The level of assistance offered will be greater than independent living but not as comprehensive as that provided by skilled nursing facilities. We offer a social community with fewer responsibilities and access to assistance for individuals who cannot live alone in their homes or need help with daily living skills. Services may include monitoring health care, assistance with personal care, medication management, and meal preparations. We support residents and promote independence while averting unnecessary institutionalization.

How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

The Willows At Meadow Branch is designed for seniors who are independent but require occasional assistance. The Willows offers apartment-style living in a caring community active with trips, crafts, and over 100 other things to do a month. Nursing homes tend to be for seniors who need constant care with the 24-hour nursing staff.

What kind of adjustment period can we expect for our residents?

During the first week of the adjustment period, we ask the family to keep visits minimum. This allows residents some time to adjust. As with any significant life change, the first month is usually pretty tough until a routine is officially established. It is at this time that their customized care plans are developed.

Does Medicare cover assisted living facilities?

No, Medicare does not cover any of the cost of assisted living services. Some Residents carry Long Term Care Insurance that helps with the cost of their care, as well as those individuals who served in the armed forces may qualify for benefits under the VET Administration. Assisted Living Communities are private-pay.

How does one pay for assisted living?

For the most part, seniors pay for assisted living with private funds. Check with your insurance professional to see if your long-term care policy covers assisted living fees. A resident may even qualify for VET benefits if their spouse was a member of active duty.

Is there a buy-in fee?

There is no buy-in fee at The Willows At Meadow Branch.

What happens when a resident needs medical attention or emergency care?

The Willows is located just minutes away from Winchester Medical Center. In a medical emergency, our trained staff calls emergency services, and the resident’s attending physician is notified. Our staff then phones the designated emergency contact for the resident.

Do assisted living facilities provide respite care?

The Willows At Meadow Branch offers respite care, short-term care that allows the family or other care providers to take a break from caregiving. Respite Care is also a great option for individuals who may have had a recent hospitalization and are unable to care for themselves in their own home. The Willows offer a fully furnished apartment with linens, furniture, TV and phone so that an individual can move right in and recuperate with ease in a home-like setting where they will receive care and assistance until they are ready to return to their own home.

How do you maintain security?

The front door of The Willows locks at 6:00 PM each evening. After that time, visitors are “buzzed in” to the facility. There is also a security camera at the front entrance that is activated when someone requests admission into the premises. All exterior doors are locked from the outside around the building, meaning one can get out but not in, and when any door is opened, it sends an alarm to the nurses station notifying them of the specific exit. There is a nurse’s station on each side of the building as well as front and back offices that help keep an eye on anything out of the ordinary. Willow Glen Memory Care facility has an enclosed walking garden with locked gates. The rest of the Willow Glen area is also equipped with door alarms. As an additional precaution, there are pull switches in each room.

Can a senior bring a pet into the Willows?

There are guidelines that do allow a senior to bring one pet into their residence at The Willows. The admissions team carefully reviews the resident’s specific circumstances beyond the obvious size restrictions of the animal. This includes the type of pet, the level of care the pet requires, the level of care the senior is able to provide the pet, and the general level of care the senior needs.

How does one handle when a family is reaching the end of life’s journey?

When your loved one has reached the end of this part of their journey, we want to make certain that you have as much help and comfort as we can possibly provide. Our partnership with Hospice helps provide you with information concerning your loved ones needs and care. Our Chaplain is always available for counseling during this time of challenging questions and decision-making. Our Staff, along with the Hospice team, is here to navigate you through the illness, help you understand the process, and give you a shoulder to lean on.
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Senior Living in Winchester, VA | The Willows at Meadow Branch

The Willows At Meadow Branch
1881 Harvest Drive
Winchester, VA, 22601

Phone: 540-667-3000

Business Hours:
Monday- Friday: 9 AM- 5:30 PM
Saturday- Sunday: Closed