Assisted Living Richmond VA

Offering long-term assisted care in a safe and loving environment. Personal care, meals, daily activities, and more! Call 804-690-0570

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History of the Tapp Family Home

Our vision and mission are to provide a family atmosphere for a small group of residents and this became a reality for us in 1982 when the Tapp Family Home became Hanover's first licensed Assisted Living Facility (ALF).

The property, which features numerous amenities, has been kept in the family, ensuring the caring tradition of the founding members of the family. Unlike most options for elder care, successors of the founding Tapp family still live on the property, helping to assure the continuity of the reputation of the Tapp Family Home, Inc.

About the Household

The administrator of the home since 1996 is a Registered Nurse who holds a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing Education and has extensive critical care experience. Our staff members are dedicated, caring and trained to take the best care of elders whose capacities may be declining. This ensures your loved one has the best care possible at all times. We are blessed to have a stable group of aides who have been with us for years and love our residents.

In addition to the administrator and our care staff, there is also a team of skilled individuals who clean, entertain, pray, and maintain the house and grounds.  All are guided by the Administrator and management team and there is always someone available no matter what time of day or night one of our residents has a need.

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Whether they are CNAs, Medication Aides or Home Health Aides, each of our staff is well experienced in elder care and we obtain references and conduct criminal background checks on all employees. Our residents are cared for by two staff nurses during the day and there is one staff person on premises at night.

About Our Services

We provide whatever assistance is needed for daily tasks of living such as dressing, bathing, shaving, hair care, oral and denture care, toileting, incontinence care, etc. as well as three home-cooked meals a day with snacks, laundry, housekeeping, medication administration, and daily resident activities. Hospice care is provided by local hospices and we work with home health agencies providing physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Our goal is to provide a fulfilling and enriching environment and to do that, we provide daily activities. Activities include chair aerobics, several worship services per week, outings to local destinations, one-on-one interaction, group activities, and more. We have also found that our residents love to sing so there are regular opportunities to enjoy singing familiar songs and hymns, and our residents are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors by taking walks or just sitting on the deck and savoring the pastoral views.

We have quiet times when the residents are free to relax, read, sit outside or watch TV without feeling they are missing something. Our goal is a good balance of fun activities and interaction and quiet relaxation so that no one feels bored or pressured to participate when they don’t wish to do so.

Why Choose Us?

In-home Care vs Assisted Living

There are several advantages to a small home setting for people who need some level of assistance or supervision. In many cases a small live-in facility is better than in-home care, and there are several issues to consider.

One common issue is the reliability of staff. At home, if there is a problem with staff, someone in the family has to stay home with the elder and provide care that day or make other last-minute arrangements. At Tapp Family Home, you don’t need to worry about missing work to care for your loved one. We have long-time employees that are reliable and dependable, and if someone should be unable to make their regular shift, we have staff that can cover for them.

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In addition to staff issues, another issue often encountered is one of isolation and loneliness. When people spend much of the day alone they tend to become focused on themselves and how they feel and what they need. When they are around other people, they have things to think about and do other than focus on their own problems. We find that their mood improves and their activity level increases in a group setting. Some problems they have had at home seem to disappear when they arrive in a new setting.

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Larger Care Facilities vs Smaller Care Facilities

For those considering a large facility or a nursing home something to think about is how confusing and stressful it might be to be relocated into a large, unfamiliar setting where the staff changes daily. For many, a small setting can be more manageable as far as getting familiar with the staff and the daily routine. In addition, the staff at a larger facility won’t have the relationship with the residents that they have at a smaller one because there are just too many.

At Tapp Family Home, we make sure that everyone gets to the table for meals, we know when someone gets turned around at night coming from the bathroom, and we are there to notice the small changes that can signal illness in an older person. We have the privilege of really getting to know our residents and the opportunity to individualize care because we have a small resident-to-nurse ratio.

The Benefit of Our Location

Our rural location in Hanover county offers a natural setting for those who are stressed by too much noise and activity. The trees, birds, deer and horses on the property are calming and offer something to observe year-round. We encourage our residents to come outside to walk, sit in the sunshine or have lunch on the deck.

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Tapp Family Home Inc.
8106 Rural Point Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Phone: 804-690-0570
Serving: Mechanicsville, Hanover County, and Richmond Region VA

Business Hours

Monday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM-5:00PM

Care Provided 24/7

BBB Accredited

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