Your guide to senior living at The Chesapeake

You have questions; we have answers. And here you’ll find answers to the questions we receive most often.

The Chesapeake is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that inspires active living. Located in the popular Hampton Roads area of Virginia, The Chesapeake offers the warmth and friendliness of a small town.

Meeting the lifestyle expectations of today’s retirees, The Chesapeake offers spacious, maintenance-free apartment residences and single-family cottage homes, in addition to a wide range of services and amenities that promote a healthy lifestyle and independence.

Equally important, The Chesapeake offers a full continuum of on-site care, including licensed physical therapy, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing services.

Simply stated, Life Care means care for your lifetime. You’ll live in a comfortable residence, enjoy community-based services and amenities, and plan in advance for future health care needs. As circumstances change, you can remain on site, close to friends and neighbors, and receive services and care through Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing, according to your needs. Services may be recuperative, short term or long term as needed.

With Life Care, monthly fees continue to be based on the monthly fee for your apartment or cottage when health services are received. When you transition to a higher level of care, the only additional cost in the monthly fee is two additional meals per day and ancillary charges. Life Care helps shield you from spiraling health care costs, a major advantage of living in a continuing care retirement community.

The Chesapeake features an impressive variety of floor plans so you can choose a residence that fits your lifestyle. Our one- and two-bedroom apartments range in size from 760 to 1,762 square feet and feature fully equipped kitchens, spacious living rooms and dining rooms. Select residences also feature dens, built-in bookcases, patios or balconies.

Our well-designed two-bedroom cottage homes range in size from 1,056 to 1,765 square feet, and feature fully equipped kitchens, spacious living and dining rooms, ample closet space, and washers and dryers. Select features include dens, fireplaces, built-in bookcases, sunrooms, patios and garages.

Of course! Isn’t that the best part of moving into a comfortable new home? We encourage you to decorate your home to match your tastes, and leave the home maintenance, landscaping and weekly housekeeping to us.

The Chesapeake offers an array of educational, recreational and wellness programs that appeal to almost every interest imaginable. Residents also enjoy casual and restaurant-style dining, a professionally equipped fitness center, an indoor, heated saltwater swimming pool, a sauna, whirlpool, library, chapel, clinic, community garden, woodworking shop, billiards, putting green and game rooms.

Adding to the carefree lifestyle at The Chesapeake are housekeeping services, window washing, grounds upkeep, snow removal, appliance maintenance, an urgent call system, and scheduled transportation for area shopping, appointments and events.

Most importantly, The Chesapeake’s full continuum of care, including licensed Assisted Living, Memory Care services and Skilled Nursing care, gives residents ready access to quality care on site.

Our community is designed for senior adults who are at least 62 years of age. The Chesapeake attracts a diverse group of residents with varied backgrounds, faiths and interests. Residents and staff encourage prospective residents to move to The Chesapeake early and not wait, so they’ll have the opportunity to fully enjoy the various amenities and numerous activities available within the community and surrounding area.

Yes. We love guests and have accommodations for overnight visitors if you need extra space for family and friends. Each of our two tastefully decorated guest rooms features two queen-size beds, a bath and a kitchenette.

Yes. Our community is pet-friendly, so cats and small dogs are welcomed (maximum of two).

Residents at The Chesapeake enjoy their choice of a comfortable residence, a full array of services and amenities, and an on-site continuum of care. These benefits are provided through a one-time entrance fee and a monthly service fee. The entrance and monthly fees vary depending on the type of residence chosen, the number of occupants and the type of contract – either Life Care or Continuing Care.

A portion of the fees is recognized as a prepaid Life Care benefit, so the rates for Assisted Living, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing remain the same as the existing rate for the residence occupied at the time of transition to a higher level of care. There is an additional cost for two meals per day plus ancillary charges. Also, a portion of the entrance and monthly service fees may be tax-deductible as a prepaid medical expense.

Yes, monthly fees are adjusted annually.

Of course. You may continue to see your own physician and other health care providers. If needed, you may obtain complimentary transportation services from The Chesapeake, or your family may take you to appointments.

The Chesapeake is owned by LifeSpire of Virginia, a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. LifeSpire has operated well-respected retirement communities in Virginia for more than 60 years. Other locations include Culpeper, Richmond and Daleville. Learn more about LifeSpire of Virginia.