The Willows at Meadow Branch

1881 Harvest Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Alzheimer’s and Memory Care

Our Location

The Willows At Meadow Branch is located in historic Winchester, Va. Our Southern Style, one-story estate is located in a park like setting, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Conveniently located near the heart of Old Town Winchester, yet secluded from major highways and the sounds of traffic. Peaceful and serene our walking paths wind around a Nature Preserve and provide opportunities to walk in the warmth of the sunshine, and to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful landscapes. Our picturesque facility is beautiful in all seasons, and opportunities for great family photos are around every corner!

We are a designated Trolley stop for shopping and sight-seeing. While you are in town, be sure and visit the Apple Blossom Mall, or get tickets to a performing arts exhibit at Shenandoah University. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit one of our many Revolutionary and Civil War sites that provide educational and entertainment opportunities.

Due to our location within the City limits, Winchester Medical Center is just minutes away; which greatly reduces emergency response times. We also have a variety of Medical Professionals nearby, which makes for easy and convenient access to doctor’s appointments.

Our inviting front porch, complete with rocking chairs and flower gardens, provides great opportunities to chat with family, friends and neighbors. We have six cozy sunrooms, a formal, yet comfortable living room with fireplace and a well-stocked library and game room. So come on in, snuggle up with a good book or challenge one of your neighbors to a game of chess or checkers!

Family Owned & Operated

The Willows At Meadow Branch is privately owned by a Virginia family. This family has been involved with elder care since the 1980’s, and appreciates the trust and confidence that Residents and their families place in our Staff and community.

With the absence of corporate “red-tape”, decisions are addressed on-site, in a timely manner; this is an added value to our Residents, families and Staff.

The owners’ mission is to provide individualized, quality care in a comfortable and safe surroundings. We believe that this mission is something that we, as a staff, live by each and every day.

What Makes Us Unique

People have asked what makes The Willows At Meadow Branch so unique? Well, we think a lot of things, but there are important and distinct differences in how we operate our facility in comparison to others.

We take pride in the fact that we have the following attributes, most of which are unique to us!

  • Family owned and operated
  • Our full Housekeeping Staff strives to maintain a clean, sanitary and odor-free environment for our Residents. We are dedicated to sustaining an impeccably high standard of cleanliness throughout the entire facility
  • Full Dietary Staff
  • Head Chef and several cooks, all of which are Servsafe certified
  • Our Personal Care Staff is dedicated to Resident care; as well as developing strong relationships with each of our Residents
  • We honor our Veterans with special services to recognize their call to serve our Country
  • Trained and Certified Medication Technicians
  • A dedicated CNA to assist Residents with bathing
  • Registered Dietician that evaluates and sustains nutritional needs
  • Psychiatrist that provides in-house care
  • Primary Physician that visits weekly
  • Podiatrist that provides in-house care
  • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Speech Therapy services available
  • Professionally dressed staff, we dress as if we are guests in our Residents home
  • Dedicated local Pharmacy services, that deliver daily
  • Regularly scheduled excursions for all Residents, including our Memory Care community
  • Our RN and LPN’s on staff are located at our facility to insure the highest level of personalized attention
  • We recognize how much pets enrich our lives, therefore we welcome your small four-legged friends!
  • Truly a shining example of how Gracious Senior Assisted Living should be

Extended Family

Deciding to move a loved one into our community at The Willows At Meadow Branch can be a time that is filled with questions, for both you and our staff. How will my loved one adjust? Will they be happy here? Can I leave them without worry?

We as a staff, pay close attention to those details because we want to make certain that the adjustment period is easier for everyone. Our goal is to understand your loved ones wants, needs and desires, as they begin the next chapter of their lives as one of our new neighbors.

Our Staff will provide solutions that create comfort and security. We will maintain open lines of communication with the families, as well as promoting and encouraging family involvement and Resident independence in a secure setting.

We will keep you up to date on developments and progress; and naturally you are always welcome to visit and enjoy a meal or an activity with us!

There is a passion and a ministry that beats within the hearts of our Staff, not only to cater to our Residents’ wishes, but to encourage companionship and maintain a sense of purpose and usefulness.

Our Residents are always treated with dignity and respect, and are fully accepted for the unique individuals that they are.

When we say that we have a, “Family-like setting”, we mean it from the heart, not just as a clever marketing phrase. Our goal is to surround our Residents with love, security and appreciation.

We believe that we have happy and fulfilled Residents because we have happy and fulfilled Staff; therefore, you can rest assured that your loved one will be cared for with the highest level of kindness and empathy.

Community Involvement

We have a vested interest in the well-being of our friends and neighbors; therefore, we contribute to our local economy and community as much as possible.

  • We buy and use local produce
  • We host support groups and seminars for Alzheimer’s and Dementia care-givers
  • We provide seminars on a variety of Senior related topics
  • We make our facility and catering services available to host events for Residents, Businesses and Community Groups
  • We utilize local vendors when possible
  • We are the Title Sponsor for the Apple Blossom, “Young at Heart” Dance, as well as a Supporting Sponsor for the Prayer Brunch
  • We host the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • We support local education through the Winchester Education Foundation
  • We participate in local Recycling programs

Spiritual Program

Over the years, many of our Residents have enjoyed attending the church of their choice, and it is very sacred to them. For this reason, The Willows At Meadow Branch provides the following Non-Denominational amenities:

  • Bible Study twice a week
  • Sunday school and Worship Service
  • Old Fashioned hymn sings

We are also blessed to have a Chaplain that is available 24/7, 365 days a year in order to provide personal house calls with our Residents as needed.

Our Chaplain also provides a beautiful, Celebration of Life Service, for the family and neighbors of those that have reached the end of their journey. Our Staff and Residents have the opportunity to remember shared memories and use this time for reflection, comfort and closure.

Fine Dining

Our Resident Chef creates three delicious and well-balanced meals a day. From start to finish careful attention is given to the preparation, nutrition, flavor and presentation of each of these meals. Local produce is used when available and all recipes are prepared from scratch!

Cloth napkins, placemats and china are an everyday feature in our elegant dining room. Our Wait Staff is diligent in all details of dressing our tables, this combination of careful planning creates a fine dining atmosphere.

Sundays are special to many of our Residents because over the years it has been a day to gather with family; therefore white linens and our special occasion china are meticulously displayed to add to the beauty of the meal. Our food has been described as, “Homemade, just like Moms”, and because of this, we want you to have the pleasure of joining us for lunch; guests are always welcome!

Homemade ice cream is available in soft serve and with so many toppings available, it’s like being in an old fashioned Ice Cream Parlor.

A vanilla sundae with strawberries and whipped cream is a nice treat no matter what your age!

Active Minds & Hands

We have a full-time professional activities team that coordinates regularly scheduled excursions for all Residents. They also implement a variety of activities such as jewelry making, musical entertainment, with in-house and special guest performances. Theatre-style popcorn for the afternoon movie and an ongoing community jigsaw puzzle that everyone has to get their hands in at least once a day! We host Red Hat Society meetings, Art Exhibits, theme days with accompanying refreshments, tea parties, and the ever popular, Residents vs. Staff games.

(Running score: Residents 75 – Staff 0)

Residents enjoy a culinary class twice a month, and then revel in the fruits of their experience; sometimes they hold an old-fashioned bake sale, where our Staff lines up to buy the delicious treats!

Our Winter Wonder Years Ball celebrates the lives of our Residents that are 90+, which gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Senior Prom”! All the stops are pulled out for this annual event, jazz ensemble, refreshments, and our Residents dance the day away with family, friends and staff!

We foster the emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of our Residents by offering activities that enrich their lives on a daily basis.

Short-Term Respite Care

Need a break in taking caring of your senior loved one? Going on vacation and don’t want to leave he or she alone for a week? We make temporary neighbors in our community to feel at home; even if it’s short term! We can help you and your loved one with needs and demands by providing assistance. Depending on your needs, make arrangements for Respite Care for days, weeks, or even months.

A Secure and Specially Designed Area

Willow Glen is designed for our Residents who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our secure area provides a dining room, living room, activities room and enclosed garden walking path with a gazebo. Secure surroundings and state-of-the-art safety features provide protection for our Residents who can no longer live alone.

Services in Willow Glen include:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Medication administration
  • Toiletry assistance

Our Activities Department plans a daily calendar of social, recreational and educational programs, that are designed specifically for our memory impaired Residents.

In order to assist Residents in Willow Glen to locate their home, each room has a color-coded door and a Plexiglas enclosed “memory box’ for easy room identification.

The End Of A Journey

When your loved one has reached the end of this part of their journey, we want to make certain that you have as much help and comfort as we can possibly provide.

Our partnership with Hospice helps provide you with information concerning your loved ones needs, as well as a dedicated Hospice Staff. Our Chaplain is always available for counseling during this time of challenging questions and decision making. Our Staff, along with the Hospice team is there to navigate you through the illness, help you to understand the process and give you a shoulder to lean on.