Healthcare & Senior Living
Compassionate and comprehensive healthcare continues to be a priority for Chesterfield County residents. The Chesterfield Health District is composed of three local health departments —Chesterfield County, Powhatan County and the City of Colonial Heights. As a state agency, each local health department operates in a cooperative relationship with the city or county which it serves.
The Division of Mental Health serves county individuals and families with emergency services, a mental health center, outpatient services, group therapy, and rehabilitation.
The finest in medical care is available to Chesterfield County residents. Two Columbia/HCA hospitals are located in the area and a new St. Francis Medical Center just opened in September, 2005.
Johnston-Willis offers 282 patient beds, general medical and surgical services along with a comprehensive cancer treatment center, outpatient surgery unit, and an intensive-coronary care unit.
Chippenham Medical Center offers 466 patient beds, a level-three trauma center, extensive cardiac services, occupational health and sports medicine.
The St. Francis Medical Center offers 130 patient beds, state-of-the art medical and surgical services, a birthing center, neonatology, cancer center and 24-hour emergency care.
Throughout the Richmond area there are 18 hospitals representing nearly 5,200 beds. The Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (VCU) is the fourth largest medical center in the United States and is highly regarded as a leader in research and education.
Public health clinics provide a variety of specialized services. Numerous private, emergency, and urgent care treatment centers have developed in the county. Over 3,200 physicians practice in the community along with 150 dentists.
Chesterfield’s senior population has a myriad of opportunities to keep fit in mind, body, and spirit. Team sports, health and fitness programs, and arts and crafts, as well as day trips, are all offered through the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation. The Life Long Learning Institute offers classes in writing, politics, travelogues, nutrition, and more.
One of the fastest growing segments of the housing market is active-adult communities. Unlike retirement homes, these are neighborhoods specifically designed for adults 55 and older with amenities that include low or no-maintenance exteriors and lawns. Some of the newest communities include Chester Village Green, The Terraces at Swift Creek, The Timbers at Summerford and the Villages of Charter Colony.
Two licensed nursing homes are located in the county and more than twenty additional intermediate and skilled care facilities are available in the region.
The Chesterfield County Coordinated Transportation Program, Access Chesterfield, provides transportation services for any county resident who is disabled, over age 60, or who meets federal income guidelines regarding poverty levels.
For more information regarding retirement communities or services for seniors, contact The Capital Area Agency on Aging at 343-3000 or visit www.seniorconnections-va.org. SeniorNavigator provides free information at 827-1280 or online resources at www.seniornavigator.com.