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The professional staff at Hickory Hill is not only trained in accordance with the Department of Social Services, Licensing Division state of Virginia regulations for assisted living facilities; their training exceeds these regulations in many instances.

Our Administrator is a college graduate with certification as a Licensed Adult Home Administrator. State regulations require 16 classroom hours of training annually, covering all subjects relevant to assisted living homes. As members of the Virginia Adult Home Association, our Administrator and Assistant Administrator complete many hours over and above the requirement through two annual conferences each year. We have been members of this organization since 1998. We are also members (and on the Board) of the Virginia Long Term Care Network.

The Assistant Administrator (also a state licensed Administrator) and Marketing Director has completed college courses in marketing and activities programming for the elderly. She has excelled in previous marketing positions and held the position of a popular radio personality in both Virginia and Tennessee before coming to Hickory Hill. Her training is the same as that of the Administrator.

Our Director of Nursing is a Certified Dementia Care Specialist and an RN licensed in Virginia. Following her retirement of almost 30 years at the McGuire Veterans Hospital, she joins Hickory Hill to provide health oversight of our residents. Her annual training continues in the areas of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

The Dietary Food Manager is a Certified Food Handler, trained by the Virginia Health Department. She oversees all special diets, plans weekly menus, together with the Administrator, and is chief cook in our kitchen. Our kitchen staff receives in-service training in food handling, preparation, health regulations, and safety at least semi-annually.

Security of the building is monitored by our Facilities Manager. He is licensed as a master plumber and also licensed by the Division of Water, State of Virginia as a waterworks and wastewater operator.

The full-time Activities Coordinator attends many training classes throughout the year at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital and specialized classes determined by Hickory Hill.

Resident Assistants and Medication Technicians must be certified or licensed to work at Hickory Hill. They are required by the State of Virginia to complete 16 hours of training during their first year and 4 hours of training each consecutive year in the care of residents with cognitive impairments (dementia). At Hickory Hill we require in-service training once every month for our nursing team, covering all areas of nursing duties and medication management updates.


Hickory Hill Retirement Community
900 Cary Shop Road
Burkeville, VA 23922
Phone: (434) 767-4225
Fax: (434) 767-4250

E-mail: hickoryhillrc@hughes.net

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