The senior living facility at the west end of the town of Louisa, formerly known as English Meadows, is now under lease by Noble Senior Services.
Jeff Price, the new executive director, previously worked six years as community relations director for Bentley Commons at Lynchburg, another assisted living facility.
“It was time for a career change. I found a passion for caring for others and that’s how I ended up in Louisa,” he said.
Noble Senior Services is based in New Jersey. English Meadows had contacted the company and asked them to take over the lease, according to Lisa Kelly, Noble’s senior vice president of operations.
While English Meadows still exists elsewhere, Noble has taken over five of the company’s facilities in Louisa, Warrenton, Christiansburg and Culpeper.
Residents who lived at the Louisa facility prior to November 2020 have been able to stay. There are currently 27 residents and 20 staff members.
“Our staff-to-resident ratio is great,” Price said.
Key services the facility will provide for residents who are 65 and older are medication management and activities to keep them physically fit and their minds sharp. There are also COVID policies that are still being practiced for their health and safety, Kelly said.
Some changes to the facility are underway, Price said, including painting and new flooring.
“We want to make sure the system is up to speed,” he said. “The building has age to it.”
Improvements will also be made for the overall experience of the residents, Kelly said. This will include more staff training and providing a “culinary expertise.”
“These residents are in the dining hall three times a day and we want to make sure they’re enjoying it,” she said.
The company also wants to use social media more as a way to reach out and advertise, Kelly said.