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What is elder care?

Elder care is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. It emphasizes the social and personal requirements of senior citizens who need some assistance with daily activities and health care, but who desire to age with dignity.

When caregivers are family members, there are many things they need to know, including information about taking care of themselves as they take on this role.

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The Adult Day Care is a program for adults, 18 years of age and older, who need supervision and care during the day while their caregiver(s) rest or work. Adult Day Care is a professional and cost-efficient alternative to nursing home care or private sitters. They are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services, Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia Fire Marshall’s Office.

Location: 701 Wenonah Avenue, Pearisburg, Virginia 24134
Phone: 540-921-3024
Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

As part of the New River Valley Senior Services, the Med-Ride Program utilizes available volunteers to transport clients in the New River Valley. This service is available to those who have no transportation or cannot afford public transportation. It operates on a sliding scale (taking into consideration both income and expenses). There is a minimum fee of $5.00 per trip. Call 540-980-7720 for more information.

The New River Valley Agency on Aging exists to support and enhance the lives of older adults, their families, and caregivers through advocacy, information, and services.

Services provided include homebound meals, in-home care, respite care, transportation, care coordination, legal assistance, and insurance counseling. The main office may be reached at 540-980-7720.  The Floyd and Giles counties office may be reached at 866-260-4417.  Email: nrvaoa@psknet.com.

The goals of the New River Valley Senior Services are to provide safe and efficient services with the major emphasis being placed on serving the elderly, disabled, low income, and minority community. For more information, call 540-980-7720 or email mmusick@nrvss.org.

The goals of the New River Valley Senior Services are to provide safe and efficient services with the major emphasis being placed on serving the elderly, disabled, low income, and minority community. For more information, call 540-980-7720 or email mmusick@nrvss.org.

VT Adult Day Services has been “Keeping Families Together” since 1992.  A center in the Human Development and Family Sciences Department at Virginia Tech, ADS strives to uphold the University’s mission of Ut Prosim. Licensed by the Department of Social Services, personal care, health monitoring, meals, therapeutic activities, dementia care, and recovery assistance are offered. Services support up to 18 participants each operating day with individuals who are an average age of 75 years old.

Location: 201 Wallace Hall
Phone: 540-231-3161