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Having a conversation with your parents about moving into a Long Term Care Facility calls for understanding, patience, and respect. If possible, begin the dialogue about a long term care facility when things are going well, before a health crisis occurs.

When it’s Time to Talk About an Assisted Living Community.

Gathering information from websites and brochures is helpful, but visiting a long term care facility is when you truly have the opportunity to experience the environment, meet the people, and decide if our long term care facility feels right.

At Edgeworth Park, our owners, management team and entire staff are committed to helping adult children and families with questions, information and answers. Please call us at (757) 345-5005 if you need assistance or would like to learn more.

Get answers to frequently asked questions


Assisted Living is a long term care facility that offers seniors an opportunity to remain independent while receiving assistance with activities of daily living. It is a great option when 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, such as a nursing home environment, is not required, but just a little daily help is needed.

Activities of daily living at a long term care facility include tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, walking, self-administration of medications, or the administration of medications, and more. The staff at a long term care facility may also assist with housekeeping, shopping, laundry—whatever the resident needs to keep feeling independent as long as possible.

Memory care communities are often licensed as assisted living communities, but the staff has undergone additional training to handle the needs of those who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Programming designed specifically for those with dementia is also an important part of memory care, and should focus on promoting physical and emotional well-being, prolonging daily functioning, and maintaining a sense of purpose, satisfaction, dignity, and quality of life.

AARP suggests an adult child ask his or her parents questions, about a long term care facility, that might help start the conversation. You would not ask all these questions, about moving into a long term care facility, in one sitting, but use them as a guide for topics of conversation when the moment is right.

Here are a few examples: Is your home still appropriate for your needs? Do you need help with household chores? Can you cook your favorite meals? Do you feel comfortable driving? Would it be a great relief to have transportation available right at your door? Are your prescriptions current and are you taking your medications correctly? Have you seen the doctor lately? Do you get lonely, especially at mealtimes?

Pets are welcome at Edgeworth Park at New Town. If a resident is unable to care for his or her pet, Edgeworth Park will assist the resident with finding outside resources for pet care.

Residents are welcome to bring the furniture they love to make their apartment feel like home. Residents can also purchase a fully furnished room package. To help you visualize the space, consider our Assisted Living Floor Plans—ranging in size from two-bedroom residences to a cozy alcove—or our Memory Care Floor Plan for your loved one.

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At Edgeworth Park at New Town, we understand the importance of planning and researching for your future. We are here to guide you and be a resource along this journey. Our team offers one-on-one consultations to discuss financial qualification. If you are interested in learning more about our pricing and availability, please call (757) 703-2252 or submit a contact form and one of our team members will respond shortly.