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Memory Care Design at The Virginian Could Serve as National Model

According to a recent article published in McKnight’s Senior Living, the Shenandoah at The Virginian could end up being the blueprint for future memory care in Fairfax and the rest of the country.

“The goal in designing the brand new Shenandoah Memory Care community was to elevate existing design practices and combine them with new approaches and technologies to maximize the ability of memory care residents to access their retained skills, interests, and engagement with others,” said Andrew Carle, lead designer.


Community Features

The Shenandoah dementia care and senior living community combines advancements in design and technology with person-centered senior care for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Carle saw a real opportunity to create an assisted living community with the highest quality individualized care for those dealing with memory loss. By updating old design features and creating new ones unseen before, residents will truly remain engaged no matter where they are, inside or outside.

With a state-of-the-art sensory lounge that engages all senses, a reminiscence lounge remind residents of their younger selves, and a multi-themed outdoor courtyard that transports them back in time and addresses exit-seeking behavior.

If you’re searching for memory care near Fairfax, Va, visit The Virginian and learn more about how we’re creating a better way of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.


Higher Quality of Care

“By combining our signature Heartfelt Connections staff member training and resident care program with our next-generation design, we truly believe we have created a model that cannot only enhance quality of life for our residents, but establishes a national model for residents in other communities,” said April Smith, Shenandoah Director of Memory Care.

Dementia care in Fairfax, Va is changing, and the Shenandoah at The Virginian is leading the way. Our beautiful community located in Northern Virginia provides top-notch individual care to its residents while also giving them easy access to popular shopping centers, museums, and downtown Washington DC to create a more engaging social lifestyle.

One of the most important aspects of the design was to provide cueing and guidance for residents within the actual design. The wayfinding and therapeutic design helps residents to self-locate and self-direct throughout the communities they live, helping them live a more independent lifestyle.


Visit The Virginian

Located in the heart of Fairfax, Virginia, The Virginian is delivering a fresh vision on senior living and memory care. Our dedicated team works with your entire family to ensure your loved one receives the independent attention and care they need and deserve.

Give us a call at (703) 385-9229 or fill out our contact form online to schedule an appointment with our Lifestyle Counselors.

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