Local Resources for Caregivers of the Aging

Links to resources for caregivers of the aging in the New River Valley of Virginia are listed below. This list is not intended to be a comprehensive resource for care for the aging. However, finding services for the aging can provide support for caregivers as well.

Caregiver Action Network Help Desk, M – F, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET, 855-227-3640 (verified by Anne Giles on 1/15/20).

Social services for the aging

New River Valley Agency on Aging, Pulaski

General social services

New River Valley Community Action

New River Valley Community Services

VirginiaNavigator resources for caregivers

Consulting services

Sue McGann-Osborne, R.N., 540-320-7762

Potential sources of social connection and support for the aging

Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Virginia Tech Adult Day Services, Blacksburg

Pulaski Adult Day Services & Fall Prevention Center
211 5th Street
Dublin, VA 24084
Linda Davis, Executive Director

Caregiver support groups

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, Warm Hearth, Blacksburg. As of 6/23/19, meets on third Friday of the month.

Publication by local author

Taking Care of the Caregiver: Strategies for Reducing Stress, Nancy Brossoie, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service

Residential facilities for the aging in the New River Valley of Virginia (in alphabetical order):

Comfort Care Senior Homes – Blacksburg
(no website; Yelp listing)

Commonwealth Senior Living – Christiansburg

Cozy Home Haven – Fairlawn

English Meadows – Christiansburg

Forever Young
7770-7 Peppers Ferry Boulevard
Fairlawn, VA 24141
Dianna Bucchi, owner

Heritage Hall – Blacksburg

Heritage House – Blacksburg
772 Davis Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Hugh and Kim Bowman, owners
(no website; Yelp listing)

Highland Ridge Rehab Center – Dublin

Radford Health and Rehab – Radford

Warm Hearth Village – Blacksburg

Recommended reading

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande, M.D.

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, Katy Butler

Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief, Pauline Boss

Page last updated 1/6/20

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