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Westminster Presbyterian Retirement Community Inc

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Causes: Human Services, Seniors, Supportive Housing for Older Adults

Mission: Westminster ingleside will excel in providing distinctive and sustainable residential settings where active seniors live in vibrant, caring, and spiritually rich communities, and where they can rely on continuing wellness and healthcare services for themselves and their neighbors.

Programs: Westminster presbyterian retirement community, inc. , (westminster) through its governance, management and residents, is a community based in christian values and principles, meeting the needs of the elderly, and caring for each other in a loving and compassionate way. Westminster is affiliated with the presbyterian churches constituting the national capital presbytery of the presbyterian church (usa) and other churches that voluntarily support westminster and its activities. Westminster offers a broad range of facilities and services that provide comfortable residential and professional health care facilities, tailored to elderly persons of various physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and economic means. Located in lake ridge, virginia, westminster comprises 235 apartments and cottages, 46 assisted living beds and 60 skilled nursing care beds. In the health care facilities, special emphasis is placed on the emotional well-being of the residents and families during difficult periods in their lives, and hospice care is available. Westminster offers bereavement, support counseling and support groups for residents, families and staff, including referral services. Westminster seeks to ensure the highest degree of resident satisfaction and quality of life. Westminster strives to ensure resident independence and individuality while cultivating a sense of community, open communication and mutual respect. Programming is available to enable and encourage resident participation in all areas of resident wellness and management decision making. Westminster has established a resident support fund to provide confidential financial assistance to residents under certain circumstances. It is westminster's policy to provide, subject to availability of funds, assistance to a resident by subsidizing part of his or her monthly fee, where the financial resources of the resident, through no fault of their own, have been depleted and they are unable to pay. Volunteers are essential to the fulfillment of westminster's mission. Westminster is governed by a volunteer, community-based board of directors. Residents volunteer both within westminster and in the broader community. Residents maintain a resident association with a variety of committees that foster community and enhance the overall quality of the lives of residents. Outside family and friends volunteer and provide fellowship. Westminster residents have also established a scholarship fund to provide grants to students who graduate high school, are continuing their higher education, and who work at westminster. Over 20 outside organizations come to westminster for functions, such as the rotary club, the lion's club, and the prince william area agency on aging and the boys and girls club. Westminster at lake ridge residents and staff visit rockledge elementary school once a month to mentor kindergarteners while they read and perform math activities. The residents also help sort food items at a local homeless shelter in manassas. The corporation extends charity care and other support to residents, who meet certain criteria under its benevolent care policy and are unable to pay for services, at all levels of care as needed and when appropriate without charge or at amounts less than its established rates. Because the corporation does not pursue collection of amounts determined to be benevolent care, they are not reported as resident service revenues.

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