The new rehabilitation center at Richfield Retirement Community in Salem has earned national recognition. Renovations and repurposing rooms has helped the rehab center to earn the Long Term Care LINK Spirit of Innovation Award. The award will be given to Richfield at the LTC & Senior Living LINK Conference in July.
Here is the press release from Richfield Retirement Community.
SALEM, Va. (June 3, 2013) – Richfield Retirement Community has been recognized with a national innovation award for its new rehabilitation center.
The Long Term Care LINK Spirit of Innovation Award salutes long-term care providers and senior living communities for their innovation, dedication to improvement, development of best practices and commitment to excellence.
Richfield was lauded for renovating an assisted living facility into a 48 private-room rehab center complete with state-of-the-art gym, hotel-like accommodations and new décor. The center is designed for short-term rehab following surgery or illness.
“This award recognizes the innovative and creative manner in which our new rehab center was designed and purposed,” said Ray Fisher, CEO. “The judges certainly appreciated how we were able to differentiate our product offering, clearly establishing Richfield as a market leader in rehabilitative services.”
Richfield will receive the award and present the project at the LTC & Senior Living LINK Conference July 22-24 in Chicago.
The project required major renovations of previous patient rooms and repurposing the space to provide such amenities as a business center, library, full-service laundry room, 24-hour café, beauty shop, sun room, spa and dining room.
The rehab center includes a 2,500-square-foot gym with a variety of state-of-the-art HUR-brand fitness machines, circuit-training equipment and free weights. The machines enable users to increase weight resistance by half-pound increments without using traditional weights, thereby reducing stress on joints. The building also has a salt-water therapy pool.
Patient rooms are carpeted and look like hotel rooms with flat-screen televisions, electric beds with Tempur-Pedic mattresses, large wardrobe and dresser space and a dining area in the suite-like rooms. As an added benefit, Richfield offers free transportation from local hospitals to the rehab center.
“The goal of the Spirit of Innovation Award is to celebrate and foster innovation – both big and small – and help advance business productivity in long-term care and senior living. As one of th winners, Richfield has not only changed ‘business as usual’ and helped it become more agile, efficient, and successful, but also demonstrated a willingness to share its great ideas with others,” said Bailey Beeken, Managing Director of the LINK Conference.
About Richfield Retirement Community
Richfield Retirement Community helps individuals rediscover their quality of life regardless of where they are in their journey. Richfield is home to about 700 residents with the support of 550 employees on 50 acres of stunning mountain views. From its initial start as a public health center in 1934, Richfield has grown into a leader in retirement living, assisted living and nursing care and is recognized for excellence both locally and statewide. Richfield offers a full continuum of health care services and solutions under the mission to serve with compassion, love and professionalism while demonstrating its commitment to enhance the quality and dignity of each resident’s life. To learn more, please visit www.richfieldliving.com.