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PEARLS OF LIFE AT LIBERTY RIDGE A Memory Support Senior Living Community

Table of Contents Excellence in Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Core Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Personalized Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Staying Active & Engaged . . . . . . . .6 Healthcare Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 General Amenities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Health & Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 About Pearls of Life. . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Snoezelen Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 From Our Family To Yours. . . . . . .11 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Greetings from The Ridge! We are so glad that you are considering Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities for either yourself or a family member. We hope that you will find all of the information that you need within this magazine, but know that we are available to answer your questions about our communities.

25 Years of excellence in care Independent Living • Assisted Living • Memory Support Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities is a family-owned and operated healthcare enterprise that has been devoted to providing quality service and care to seniors in the greater Lynchburg area since 1992. Over the span of two decades, owners Brian and Vickie Runk established a total of five Senior Living Communities in the Lynchburg, Forest, and Smith Mountain Lake areas, all the while remaining committed to providing their residents with nothing less than the highest quality care. This deep desire to ensure happiness and comfort stems from the hands-on

involvement of Runk & Pratt’s founders. By experiencing their daily lives within the Lynchburg community, they understand the culture, needs, and desires of people in this area, and understand that caring for seniors goes much deeper than mere physical care. Their consistent involvement in each of their communities gives Runk & Pratt a personal touch that enriches the lives of the residents every day (see page 11 for more information). This local, hands-on leadership style of Runk & Pratt’s founders creates a wonderful and unique environment within the Senior Living Communities. 3

OUR COMMUNITY IS A FAMILY At Runk & Pratt, our residents are family. As family, we not only value their input for the future, but we also value the important milestones in their past that constitute who they are today. We understand the importance of experiencing life to its fullest. Because of this, our locations are more than buildings – more than facilities. They are communities. Our communities provide our residents with not only a space to inhabit, but an environment in which they may truly thrive. These characteristics set Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities apart as we share life with hundreds of seniors in Central Virginia. From assisted living in Lynchburg, to memory support in Forest, to independent, memory & assisted living at Smith Mountain Lake and Liberty Ridge, Runk & Pratt is committed to continuing a tradition of excellence that has lasted decades.

Runk & Pratt Core Values At the inception of Runk & Pratt, we envisioned a Senior Living Community based solely on the strong bonds of faith, family, and compassionate care from the heart. We envisioned the very best of caregivers creating a home-like environment for our residents that fostered a community of mutual respect and authentic compassion. At its most fundamental level, Runk & Pratt is built upon a foundation of values such as family, respect, compassion, love, and faith. These values inform and direct every aspect and endeavor of our Senior Living Communities, ensuring that our residents receive nothing less than the respect and care they deserve.

Our locations are more than buildings – more than facilities. They are communities.

Authentic Care, Personalized to fit your needs Runk & Pratt guarantees superior individualized care, including assisted living, independent living, and memory support. Each location affords our residents numerous care options, so you can rest assured that your loved one is receiving the personalized care they need. With five growing senior living communities, our residents and families can select the level of care and environment that best suits them. Our Forest community off of Graves Mill Road is a Memory Support-specific community where residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia can thrive. Our Leesville Road community in Lynchburg offers Assisted Living and Memory Support options so residents know they are cared for, no matter what challenges aging brings. Our Liberty Ridge community in the heart of Lynchburg includes Independent Living and Assisted Living, located across from our Pearls of Life community. Our Pearls of Life at Liberty Ridge Community is a brand new, cutting-edge Memory Support facility designed specifically for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Security & Comfort

Our Smith Mountain Lake community offers Independent Living Cottages, as well as Assisted Living, and Memory Support options, surrounded by the natural environment of the lake.

No one wants to imagine becoming primarily dependent upon others for physical care and emotional welfare while living their senior years. But when the aging process changes our dependency status, or medical emergencies leave us unable to fully take care of ourselves or a spouse, it is reassuring to know that there are excellent care options available. We are proud to be a part of only 15% of the assisted living facilities in the state of Virginia who not only meet, but exceed the state’s extensive licensing criteria.

Our goal is that our seniors are able to live their fullest life now! 5

STAYING ACTIVE AND ENGAGED As we age, it becomes increasingly important to maintain an active lifestyle. Runk & Pratt constantly enriches the lives of our residents by keeping a calendar full of events that engage our residents mentally, physically, and spiritually. These events serve not only to entertain our residents, but to bring family, friends, and members of the community together. Full-time activities directors work with healthcare professionals to ensure that the events bring true health and happiness to our seniors. Past events include cooking lessons, drawing and painting classes, service projects, seasonal festivals, shopping trips, fashion shows, birthday parties, live music, exercise classes, bingo, pet visits, and much more! You can find our current calendar of ongoing activities for each community at:

Quality, Luxurious Living You and your loved ones deserve the highestquality comfort and care. The quality of one’s living space influences one’s attitude, demeanor, and emotions, and for this reason Runk & Pratt provides our residents with luxurious living spaces designed to focus on comfort, convenience, and personal care. We offer a vast array of customization options that allow residents to transform their space to suit their particular needs and provide an environment in which they may truly live.

Wholesome, Delicious Dining By working closely with expert dietitians to craft a varied and nutritious menu, our Runk & Pratt culinary teams create savory selections that are sure to please the palette and nourish the body.


Our sister company, Entwined Events, adds an additional layer of flavor and sophistication with a team of incredibly talented chefs who provide gourmet meals for special events. Our wholesome and tasty menu options reflects the respect that we show our residents, with love and care infused into each bite.

Healthcare Services At each Runk & Pratt Senior Living Community, we develop an individualized service plan upon admission with resident, family, and doctor input.

General Amenities We want our residents to feel at home while living at Runk & Pratt. That’s why we provide high-quality amenities to ensure our residents stay comfortable, such as: • Activity center

• Outdoor gardens

• Exercise classes

• Church services

• Wellness center

• Beauty parlor/barber shop

• Meal plans

• Off-site trips and activities

• Housekeeping

• Seminars and programs

• Laundry

• High-speed internet/cable

• Library

• Private dining room

• Community rooms

• ...and more!

Weekly physician appointments, physical therapy sessions, and lab services are performed on-site. Highly trained nurses are staffed 24/7, providing immediate attention for emergency medical issues. Nurses are also available to help residents follow prescribed, individual care, and medicinal treatments throughout a normal daily routine. All of our communities are equipped to provide the following Healthcare Services: • Physician appointments • Medical oversight  • Medication management • Wellness and prevention  • Mobile X-rays 

Health & Wellness Social activities are a part of a welcoming home environment and an effective care plan. Each Runk & Pratt community has their own activity schedule tailored to the residents’ interests, needs, and abilities to keep seniors mentally, physically, and emotionally engaged in their environment. Each community offers a Wellness center with a variety of low-impact exercise equipment, peaceful outdoor gardens that seniors can help nurture, and trained medical staff to keep an eye on each individual’s personal well-being.


What Makes “Pearls of Life” Unique? In November 2017, Runk & Pratt celebrated the opening of its newest Senior Living Community called “Pearls of Life”: A Memory Support Community at Liberty Ridge in Lynchburg, Virginia. Just across the street from the main Liberty Ridge community is Pearls of Life, this brand new Memory Support-specific building is customized specifically for seniors who struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia. Pearls of Life offers a peaceful, intimate setting with a private dining room, spacious common areas, and lots of windows. A separate calendar of activities is geared specifically for our Memory Support residents, designed by our trained Activities Coordinators to engage all of the senses and prevent restlessness. The building itself is designed to facilitate the care of our seniors in a number of ways, including a community area called Main Street, designed to look like an old-fashioned line of shops. There are also two enclosed outdoor gardens and a central patio where residents can safely enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Windows and skyscapes are throughout the building to maximize the natural light. Furnishings are classic yet comfortable, so 8

seniors feel right at home as soon as they walk through the door. Our Pearls of Life community also includes several multi-sensory life skill centers equipped with familiar objects, such as a rotary telephone, display train set (pictured above left), military uniforms, as well as vintage ovens, cabinets, cribs, and washing machines. This new community will also feature one-of-akind advances in technology that aid in Memory Support, including two Snoezelen rooms, an industry-leading concept that helps sooth Alzheimer’s patients and promote positive interactions with staff and family members. Hallways will feature interactive environments where residents can draw shapes, play games, and move objects around simply by touching the wall.

Memory Support Services and Amenities: • State-of-the-art Snoezelen Rooms and interactive walls in common spaces • Full-time Certified Dementia Trainer and Practitioners on staff • Services of a certified local geriatric psychiatrist (Dr. Peter Betz) • Monitoring of health care by licensed staff, including medication administration • Secure facility with coded entry to ensure resident safety • Spacious private or semi-private bedrooms • Emergency response pull-cords and Nurse Call • Social, recreational and cultural activities • Shower assistance • Assistance with all activities of daily living

Medical Care at our Pearls of Life Community All medical activity at the Liberty Ridge Community is overseen by our Licensed Medical Service Director and our Licensed Nurse Practitioner, as well as on-staff nurses. In addition to these qualified medical professionals, Liberty Ridge benefits from the services of our consulting geriatric psychiatrist. All medication needed is available through a local, licensed pharmacy delivered directly to Runk & Pratt Communities.


STATE OF THE ART MEMORY CARE FACILITIES: THE SNOEZELEN ROOM In 2016, Runk & Pratt introduced our very first, state-of-the-art Snoezelen Room, with plans to develop and install them in all of our senior living communities by 2018.  HAT IS A SNOEZELEN ROOM? W A Snoezelen Room surrounds the resident with soothing, highly-engaging stimuli that involves their senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch far beyond their typical day-to-day experiences. The effects and advantages of our Snoezelen rooms are fourfold: it promotes relaxation, sensory stimulation, mental development, and can even be used for therapy. HOW DOES IT WORK? This multi-sensory environment produces a calming effect on residents living with Alzheimer’s Disease and can reduce the risk of aggressive behavior and improve their overall mood. Studies show that this mood shift caused by the Snoezelen environment increases self-esteem, reduces inhibitions,


and gives residents confidence in themselves, reducing the risk of self-injury by 75%. GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND Since we treat our residents like family at Runk & Pratt, we always keep what is best for them at heart. As the only Memory Support Community in our region with a Snoezelen Room, we can guarantee that our residents are receiving the best possible Memory Support available. Our standards far exceed those of the average memory care facility, and our staff is driven by love and compassion for the residents, and by their desire to support them in each and every endeavor. At Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities, we pride ourselves in the support we offer to those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. With us, your loved one will experience exceptional Memory Support in our flourishing communities, and remember the importance of laughter, love, and a life lived to its fullest.

From Our Family TO Yours Brian & Vickie Runk and Dr. Norman & Linda Pratt share a rich and successful history of operating senior living communities in Lynchburg, Forest, and Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. Rooted in faith, their commitment to excellence and the care of loved ones has transformed the landscape of senior care in the greater Lynchburg area. Brian and Vickie met while Vickie was an undergraduate student studying Psychology at Liberty University and Brian was completing his MBA at Lynchburg College. Vickie began her career in social work and found she had a fondness caring for her elderly clients, wishing she could do more to assure they were healthy and happy. She and Brian started dreaming of starting a home for this under-served community. Vickie’s father, Dr. Pratt, who served as an Air Force chaplain and later became a long-term care administrator, and his wife,

Linda, joined Brian and Vickie on their mission to create loving, healthy environments in which seniors can thrive. In 1992, they began pursuing this vision by opening a small facility named Spout Spring Home for Adults. As opportunities arose, they expanded the company and opened newer and larger facilities with more comprehensive care. Today, thousands of families have benefited from this decision to serve where and as needed. “We see your family as our family – someone whom we are able to love and encourage,” says Vickie Runk. “Someone whom we are able to empower to be the best and most capable person they can be.” Now joined in their efforts by their two oldest children, Chris and Caitlyn Runk, the entire family continues their commitment to superior individual care ranging from assisted living and independent living, to residential care and memory support. They have and will continue to actively pursue the best and most effective care strategies for you and your loved ones for decades to come.

Runk & Pratt’s humble beginnings in 1992 in Spout Spring, VA.


Runk & PRatt Pearls of Life at Liberty Ridge

Quick Facts about our Pearls of Life at Liberty Ridge Community: - A brand new 38,000 sq.ft. Memory Support facility built specifically for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s - Cutting edge technology designed to engage all the senses, including multiple state-of-the-art Snoezelen rooms and interactive wall displays - Multi-sensory life skill centers equipped with familiar objects from the past, such as a rotary telephone, display train set, military uniforms, vintage ovens, and much more! - Bright, open interiors full of natural light and plenty of space to explore - Private or semi-private rooms that include utilities, such as cable, A/C and telephone - A calendar of ever-changing activities to engage and entertain - Nearby entertainment for family members to enjoy when they visit, including Liberty University sporting events, River Ridge Mall, and a variety of restaurants/shops - Worry free living with utilities, housekeeping, meals, and much more included!

Contact Runk & Pratt: We hope that you will find all of the information that you need within this magazine, but know that we are always happy to answer any and all of your questions. LIBERTY RIDGE Address: 170 Monica Blvd Lynchburg, VA 24502 Phone: (434) 237-0251 E-mail:

CORPORATE OFFICE Address: 5106 Waterlick Road Forest, VA 24551 Phone: (434) 237-2268 E-mail:

Pearls of Life at Runk & Pratt  
Pearls of Life at Runk & Pratt