Our residents had such a wonderful Easter this year filled with lots of fun crafts, games, Bible studies, and a giant indoor Easter Egg Hunt! A special thank you to all of our amazing staff for making these activities for our seniors come together seamlessly and create lasting memories!💛 ... See MoreSee Less
Our ladies at Pearls of Life absolutely love their Reborn Babies! These baby dolls are made to look and feel like real babies and they have been a wonderful addition to our women's skilled room here at Pearls. We love to see all of our ladies so happy to be able to take care of something and use their nurturing skills. This is such a great stimulus opportunity for all of our memory care residents. ... See MoreSee Less
Lots more fun Easter activities on this Good Friday!💛 Our day was filled with dyeing eggs, playing games, going on an egg hunt, and even making bunny crafts while blind folded! Our hearts are thankful during this season and we are even more thankful for what Good Friday and Easter Sunday represents! #ThankYouJesus#heisrisen... See MoreSee Less
Today we had lots of special little visitors from Caterpillar Clubhouse Childcare Center as well as a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! What a fun day we had as the kids had an Easter Egg Hunter while our sweet residents watched from their windows! Our seniors absolutely LOVED this, and all the smiles we saw today were priceless! 😊 Our residents here at Pearls of Life continued the rest of their day celebrating with a party and got to spend some time with the Easter Bunny too!
A special thank you to Caterpillar Clubhouse for your continued blessings to our Seniors ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Our residents are getting into the Easter spirit this week by sending beautiful, hand-written Easter cards and by decorating their rooms and communities! They have even received lots of sweet goodie bags and encouraging cards from local churches and families!💛 ... See MoreSee Less
We are proud to introduce today’s employee spotlight, Beverly Wright!
Beverly is one of our Unit Coordinators at Pearls of Life and has been with the Runk & Pratt company since 2014, where she started working at Liberty Ridge when it first opened. Beverly began nursing in 2009 as a CNA and has continued to grow her medical career as she has worked at our different locations over the years. In 2014 she received her Med Tech with Runk & Pratt and has learned so much while being with the company.
We are so thankful to have her as one of our Unit Coordinators now and can’t wait to see how she will continue to grow her skills and experience in the medical field! ... See MoreSee Less
Our Smith Mountain Lake Retirement Village is continuing to grow with our brand new, custom-built Cottages! Right down the road from our award winning senior living facility, these luxury patio homes are just minutes from the lake and the Westlake Town Center! Enjoy this active adult community that is enhanced by a host of local amenities and activities and make your home your own by customizing your own flooring, finishes, floor plans and more.
Settle into your new home at the Cottages at Smith Mountain Lake in only 5 months! Call us at (540)719-1300 to schedule a tour today! ... See MoreSee Less
Even though our communities have opened back up for family visitors, we are continuing to set up video chats! If you live far away or aren't able to visit one of our communities, let us know and we would love to set up a call between you and your loved ones! ... See MoreSee Less
Van rides are one of our favorite things to do with our seniors! We love being able to get them out and about, especially on bright and sunny days!☀ We drive all around town, sight seeing beautiful houses, memorials, parks, and lots more. And sometimes we even stop for some yummy ice cream!🍦😋 ... See MoreSee Less
We are so honored to be voted the “Best Long Term Facility” from the Smith Mountain Eagle Readers Choice! And we want to say a special thank you to everyone who voted for us.
There is a reason our buildings are more than just facilities and are communities. We strive to provide expert care and top of the line services to all of our residents 24/7, making sure they feel like family in a place where they can truly thrive! We understand the importance of experiencing life to its fullest and are so grateful to have such amazing staff and owners to make that happen for our seniors. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Runk & Pratt School of Nursing Instruction is now enrolling for our next 7-week CNA course starting May 3rd! If you or someone you know if interested in starting a career in the medical field, check out this post for more information or call us at 434-237-8498 to sign-up today!NOW ENROLLING! Our next course starts May 3rd!
Start your medical career right here at Runk & Pratt School of Nursing, where it’s our passion to help pass on the knowledge, skills, and practice it takes to become a CNA and continue climbing.
Call 434-237-8498 for more information or to sign-up for our 7-week class today! ... See MoreSee Less
Today we are excited to introduce to you our Acting Administrator at Pearls of Life, Patrick Daly!
Patrick is originally from New York and has been living in Virginia for 20 years. He has worked in management for over 16 years, where he has a passion for creating systems for seamlessness. Patrick is also a faithful servant of the Lord and wakes up everyday with a gracious and determined spirit. He is a loving dad of two beautiful girls and in his free time enjoys gardening and taking care of his honey bees and chickens.
We are so excited for him to be in this new role and we know he will do great things as he constantly seeks to create a fun and loving environment for all of our residents and staff! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy St. Patrick's Day! We sure are feeling lucky around here!!🍀🌈 Our seniors have been celebrating St. Patrick's Day all week long with lots of fun crafts, yummy food and drinks, documentaries, and even science experiments! ... See MoreSee Less
We are thrilled to introduce our wonderful Unit Care Coordinator at Pearls of Life, Richmond Asante!
Richmond is originally from Ghana and graduated from Liberty University last year with a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has been with the Runk & Pratt team since 2018 and previously worked at our Liberty Ridge community as a Med Tech. Forming relationships with residents and being interactive in their lives is where his heart and passion lies. Richmond also enjoys being a part of the growth of the company and looks forward to learning more about Alzheimer’s and Memory Care.
He is excited to now be a part of the Pearls of Life team and we are excited to have him! ... See MoreSee Less
For National "Plant a Flower Day" this past weekend, our seniors got their hands a little dirty and planted their own marigolds, petunias, wildflowers and sunflowers🌻 They even got to plant some delicious vegetables as well! We are so excited to watch everything grow and give our seniors something to care for this spring! You can tell by all the smiles that love definitely grows here at our communities💕 ... See MoreSee Less
We are happy to introduce our wonderful Director of Nursing at Liberty Ridge, Tara McDaniel!
Tara started out as a CNA/RMA, moved up to a Team Leader, then transitioned to a Unit Coordinator. Now she has her nursing degree from ECPI University and is a Director of Nursing. She has been with the Runk and Pratt family for 19 years now, where she has worked at our Forest location for 14 years and our Leesville location for 5 years. She has always enjoyed working for Runk and Pratt and is blessed to say that “I am a nurse at R&P.” She is also thrilled to know there is always room to grow in her nursing career here, like she has been already.
We are so proud of her hard work and we love her heart and compassion for Geriatrics. We are blessed to have her on our team! ... See MoreSee Less
The weather has been SO nice lately and we couldn't be happier!☀️ Our seniors are taking full advantage of the sunshine by taking walks, playing games, and just soaking up some Vitamin D! ... See MoreSee Less
We would like to welcome Nathan Libassi as our new Regional Director for Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities!
Nathan brings 17 years of experience in Skilled Nursing Facilities with over 10 years as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Preceptor. He also brings extensive leadership and management experience as well as a large understanding for developing and implementing programs that focus on improving quality. His facilities have achieved successful survey results and have been awarded Quality Awards from the American Healthcare Association. Nathan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The College of William & Mary as well as a Masters of Public Administration from James Madison University. He lives in Roanoke with his wife Mandy and their three beautiful children.
Please join us in welcoming Nathan as he will help take our strong and successful programs to the next level! ... See MoreSee Less
We are thrilled to introduce to you our amazing Director of Nursing at Pearls of Life, Sandra Wilkerson!
Sandra has been in the healthcare field for a total of 17 years, where she has achieved her LPN, and worked in geriatric care at the Summit Health and Rehab Center for 10 years. When Sandra isn't taking great care of our seniors at Pearls of Life, she likes to fill her free time with hiking, camping, and spending time with her beautiful grandkids. She is excited to join the Runk and Pratt team and we are beyond happy to have her here as part of the family! ... See MoreSee Less