Award-winning skilled nursing. The outstanding reputation of our on-site Skilled Nursing facility in Newport News, VA, is well deserved. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded the Health Care Center at The Chesapeake a 5-Star rating. In fact, since 2016, The Chesapeake has maintained an above-average CMS rating, an important factor to consider when choosing a CCRC.

Residents come first. Our CMS 5-Star rating provides you and your loved ones the assurance of knowing that when it comes to our skilled nursing residents, there is no higher priority for us than their continued health and well-being.

The right place for the right level of care. 

Whether for short-term care or long-term care, The Chesapeake’s Health Care Center places your needs and well-being at the center of everything we do. We provide 24-hour skilled nursing with the personal attention and compassion that make a remarkable difference for residents and their families.

In addition, physical, occupational and speech therapies are available on-site. And The Chesapeake’s electronic medical records and physician charting systems optimize care for residents throughout their stay in the Health Care Center.

Learn more. Interested in learning more about our top-rated Skilled Nursing community? Simply fill out our request form. We’d love to show you around.

Accommodations include:

  • Fully furnished private rooms with en suite bathroom   
  • Cable TV and private telephones in room
  • A variety of sitting areas and living rooms as well as an outdoor courtyard
  • Participation in a variety of programs, events and activities

We encourage residents to bring personal items from home to make their new accommodations as familiar and welcoming as possible.

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Skilled nurse with senior resident

Frequently Asked Questions:

We provide comprehensive Skilled Nursing and Long-term Care for people who need more help than the family or present caregiver can give. Rehabilitative Services including physical, occupational and speech therapies are also available.

Skilled Nursing is a higher level of medical care than assisted living that must be provided by trained individuals, such as registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and physical, speech and occupational therapists. These services can be necessary over the short term for rehabilitation from an illness or injury, or they may be required over the long term for patients who need care on a frequent or around-the-clock basis due to a chronic medical condition. Examples of some of the services offered in skilled nursing include wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, injections, physical therapy, and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment.

As its name suggests, short-term care is temporary medical aftercare following a surgery, injury, illness, or other medical condition that’s expected to improve. Services typically last several weeks or a few months, or sometimes longer, depending on the severity of the condition being treated.

Skilled nursing may be covered by Medicare when the resident has a qualifying stay in a hospital. On occasion, nonresidents may be admitted to our long-term care area, space permitting.

Long-term care is ideal for seniors or others with chronic or progressive medical conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, permanent disabilities, dementia or a debilitating stroke, especially when the level of care exceeds what loved ones can provide on their own. The Chesapeake Health Care Center is staffed 24/7 by medical professionals trained to care for any health issues that might arise, giving loved ones and residents peace of mind.