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At The Huntington Assisted Living, our 32 private apartments give you the space you need to feel at home, while our professional nursing staff is available to assist you 24/7.
At The Huntington, you’ll always have the peace of mind and comfort of knowing you have access to the full continuum of care offered by Virginia Health Services.
We offer a secure and comfortable lifestyle with your health and wellness as our top priority.
One of the significant advantages of living at The Huntington Assisted Living is access to healthcare services provided by VHS Home Health Care, Rehabilitation and Hospice.
We stand out because we can coordinate your care while you remain in the safety and comfort of your new home.
The Huntington also offers fitness and wellness activities and exercise programs with your best life in mind.
THE HUNTINGTON ASSISTED LIVING
offers many amenities for you to live your best life.
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The Huntington offers a dining venue with your needs in mind. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our attentive staff work hard to provide a welcoming atmosphere and create a fantastic dining experience.
ACTIVITIES AT THE HUNTINGTON
We charge no entry fees to live at the Huntington. We provide a choice of floor plans to fit your needs. All of our apartment homes have private bathrooms, individual climate controls and emergency alert systems. Each floor plan includes a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave and plenty of storage.
Check out the complete selection of floor plans and see interior photos here.
THE BENEFITS OF ASSISTED LIVING
If you need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), including medication management, mobility and dining, the team members at The Huntington are here for you. Assisted living with Virginia Health Services allows individuals to live as independently as possible, with peace of mind knowing there is a nursing staff available 24/7 at the touch of a button.
Mary couldn’t remember if she took her morning pill with breakfast. It wasn’t the first time she had forgotten it. The Arbors resident had just finished physical therapy downstairs at VHS Rehab and realized when she returned she had forgotten to lock her door.
Mary speaks with the concierge about the VHS assisted living community, The Huntington. It’s time for routine help. She wants to remain in Newport News, where she grew up, and knows she has priority status given Virginia Health Services’ continuum of care promise.
She makes arrangements, and her daughter drives up from South Carolina to help her move. They are able to stay in the Bed & Breakfast room and take advantage of meal service during the transition.
Mary befriends the nursing staff, who come in to help her out of bed and into fresh clothes for the day before she takes her medicine. They assist her to the dining room for breakfast, where she sits with a friend. She takes a short walk along the trail at Mariners’ Museum Park before lunch. After an afternoon nap, Mary and her friend get manicures before dinner.
The nursing team helps bathe her before bed, and administer her last round of pills for the day.
Mary looks forward to the next day’s lunch and movie matinee outing, arranged by the activity team. She calls her daughter and then watches TV from bed before turning in.
The sleep comes easier for them both, knowing Mary is safe and being well attended to at The Huntington.
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Suzanne Williams has worked with Virginia Health Services, Inc. for over 20 years. She oversees the independent and assisted living communities for VHS. She previously was the Administrator for VHS nursing and rehabilitation centers including The Newport and York, and oversaw day-to-day operations of The Huntington and The Hamilton assisted living communities in those roles. She has worked in long-term care for 25 years and is passionate about caring for our aging. In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys time with her daughter and family, traveling in and out of the country, kayaking and photography. Suzanne leads with the philosophy of treating every resident and staff member as family. It’s so important to offer a nurturing environment for all.
Stephen supervises and coordinates the operations departments at The Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and The Huntington Assisted Living, and ensures the facility is complying with state and federal regulatory requirements. He recently graduated from Marymount University, earning a BS Health Sciences while being a part of the baseball program. Stephen became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in January 2021. In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and restoring/riding motorcycles. Giving back to those who have built the community that we live in is what inspires him. Seeing residents comfortable and living their best life motivates Stephen to do his best. He strives to ensure his Team is successful.
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