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Dementia care house opens in Newport News

The Virginia House even offers its residents home cooked meals (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Virginia House)

NEWPORT NEWS —  The area’s first dementia care residence for older adults opened here last month, according to a news release from Virginia Creative Group.

The Virginia House is an assisted living facility based out of a home that provides services ranging from assistance with daily tasks to hospice management, according to the website.

Residents can also expect private bedrooms and bathrooms, a 24-hour staff and home-cooked meals, according to the website.

The founder, Lisa Machamer, was inspired to start The Virginia House when she was searching for an assisted-living facility for her mother.

“I believe that there is a better way for our aging population than being just a number in a large facility,” Machamer said. “Our goal at The Virginia House is to place quality over quantity allowing our residents to age with dignity and grace with their needs always being placed first.”

The Virginia House is located on 107 Lolas Drive. It cares for three residents at a time, according to the VCG news release.

For information, visit their website or call 757-613-2773. You can follow the Virginia House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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