JAMES RIVER
James River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 154-bed facility located in central Newport News near Hilton Village, has private and semi-private accommodations. Our nursing team is available around-the-clock, and there are onsite rehabilitation facilities.
JAMES RIVER
James River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 154-bed facility located in central Newport News near Hilton Village, has private and semi-private accommodations. Our nursing team is available around-the-clock, and there are onsite rehabilitation facilities.

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SKILLED

Individuals seeking skilled care need after-hospital care and/or rehabilitation, and are often shorter-term stays.
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LONG-TERM

When care needs become too much to go home, our long-term care units can provide a safe environment.
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RESPITE

Short-term stays, either for a brief recovery period or to give a caregiver a break.
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PAYING FOR CARE

This location accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private pay
  • Most commercial insurances

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James River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
offers many services to its Residents.

  • 24/7 nursing staff
  • Certified wound nurse
  • Infection preventionist
  • Dietary specialists
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner service
  • Linen service
  • Wi-fi throughout the building
  • Onsite salon/barber
  • Telemedicine available
  • Activities team and regular recreational activities
  • Laundry services are available (fee)
  • Onsite rehabilitation therapy room 
  • Restorative programs to help maintain function
  • Medication services provided by VHS Pharmacy
  • No entrance or community fees
  • Complimentary cable
  • Smoking is permitted for Residents and regulated by the James River team
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Karl Keffer, LNHA | Administrator

Karl oversees the Team providing exceptional care to the residents of James River Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He began his career with Virginia Health Services as Administrator-in-Training at James River Convalescent in 1988 and opened Northampton Convalescent in 1989 as Administrator.  Karl went on to hold various leadership positions with Sentara Life Care and Five Star Senior Living.  He rejoined VHS in 2022 as Administrator at James River.  Karl is a past member of the service organizations Rotary International and Lions Club International, and recently served on the Board of the Virginia Assisted Living Association.  His wife, Wendi, teaches sixth-grade Language Arts in the Hampton City School System.

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James River DON Tiara Fleming

Tiara Fleming, RN | Director of Nursing

Tiara oversees the nursing team at James River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her path to Virginia Health Services included becoming a registered medical assistant, completing an accelerated LPN program and practicing as a travel nurse, then completing an ADN degree. She worked at Sentara in the Aheart program and obtained her BSN this year from ECPI. She most recently was an ADON, unit manager and infection control nurse at a long-term care facility. She has a passion for teaching and training. “I like taking care of seniors,” she says. 

She and her husband have been married for more than 15 years and have three children. They recently moved to the Hilton Village area of Newport News – “this is the closest to work I have ever lived,” she says. She is a native of Brooklyn, New York, where she met her husband, who was active duty in the Army for 10 years before switching to the Reserve unit so Tiara could finish nursing school. She is passionate about mental health and loves to dance.

Learn more about our mission, services and the people you will get to know. Download a copy of our brochure.

We are located at
540 Aberthaw Ave.
Newport News, VA 23601

757-595-2273

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