Petersburg Home for Ladies since 1925

Our Caregiving Team

With the lowest ratio of residents to staff in central Virginia, we offer elegant living with exceptional care that is unparalleled in our region. A licensed nurse is available 24 hours a day to serve residents who may need assistance or who experience an emergency and our certified nursing aides are eager to provide an extra measure of pampering that each of our ladies deserve! In Magnolia Hall, our specialized memory care unit, our caregiving measures are further enhanced by a ratio of no less than one licensed caregiving staff to four ladies.

Our caregiving team works in partnership with a facility physician, Adult-Geriatric and Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, visiting podiatrist, multiple therapy companies and innumerable equipment and supply vendors who will also visit to perform routine maintenance or make repairs on their equipment. Local pharmacies are available to deliver medications and supplies to our residents.

If a resident becomes ill, the on-duty nurse will perform an assessment and, when necessary, gets in touch with her personal physician or a family member. In an emergency, the Rescue Squad will be called. We have a special arrangement whereby the local rescue squad will transport our residents to Southside Regional Medical Center, or John Randolph Medical Center, Emergency Rooms without an emergency transport fee.

Petersburg Home for Ladies is governed by an all-female, volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets monthly on the premises and places significant emphasis on catering to our ladies routines.

The Home’s Administrator and Assistant Administrator oversee daily operations. Our Director of Nursing supervises the nursing department. Licensed practical nurses assess resident medical needs and administer medication to ladies unable to medicate themselves.

Our Healthcare Coordinator works in partnership with our reception team to schedule medical appointments and works directly with physicians to make medication adjustments.

Our residents enjoy the ability to maintain their total independence throughout their stay with us, as well as the comfort that increased levels of care are available as needed.

Level I
Level I offers our residents a caring environment that encourages healthy, residential living. Amenities include well- appointed, climate controlled rooms for comfortable living, a full schedule of planned activities, three nutritious meals a day served in our dining room, weekly housekeeping services including laundry services and social events.
Level II
Level II is designed for those who need medication management assistance. It includes all service provided in Level I plus nursing assistance in the administration of medication on a regular basis.
Level III
Level III includes the amenities in Level I and the medication assistance provided in Level II. In addition, licensed caregiving staff provides assistance with the daily dressing and routine bathing needs of our ladies.
Level IV
Level IV offers the services and assistance provided in Level I-III. Licensed caregiving staff also provides assistance with a broad range of activities of daily living including dressing, bathing, grooming, transferring, eating/feeding, and using the toilet.


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Our Boutique Amenities

Gracious living is the hallmark of Petersburg Home for Ladies. Weekly housekeeping and linen services are provided with no additional cost as well as complimentary personalized laundry service. Our dedicated housekeeping and laundry team are available seven days a week to maintain high standards of cleanliness and to ensure that each of our ladies looks her best in a freshly pressed outfit.

Our Executive Chef and dining services team, advised by a Registered Dietitian, serve three well-balanced, home cooked meals a day in the Ladies Home’s elegant dining room. Our dining experience includes an alfresco option in our newly renovated inner courtyard where our ladies can share a meal with family and friends while experiencing sunshine and being soothed by the tranquility of our beautiful fountain.

Our in-house team of licensed Recreation Specialists organizes activities which suit the needs and abilities of all residents. Our licensed Fitness Trainer meets with residents, in a group setting, multiple times a week to work on their strength, balance and general wellness. Specific consideration is given to those residents with greater cognitive need in Magnolia Hall, our specialized memory care unit.

The ladies in our home love to be active and we have lots for them to do. Residents gather daily for late morning chats, relaxation and refreshments, in our bright Garden Room, overlooking the patio and meandering pathways of our Memorial Garden. Every month residents receive a calendar of events describing the full schedule of activities and entertainment our ladies can participate in during the upcoming weeks such as religious services, visiting performers, exercise programs and local outings. As part of our total commitment to elegant living with exceptional care we strive to meet the social, physical, cultural, spiritual and intellectual needs of all our residents.

Our outdoor living spaces are equipped with seasonal shade coverings, tranquil water features and interactive furnishings such as raised flower and herb gardens. Our ladies are encouraged to pursue scientific discovery and embrace true serenity by engaging with our native plant filled pollinator garden, supporting our monarch butterfly tagging efforts through project monarch watch, or by simply sitting near our koi pond while meditating beneath the canopy of oaks and holly.

In the beauty salon, a hairdresser washes hair, styles it, and gives permanents for a reasonable fee. A nail technician also performs manicures and pedicures. A visiting massage therapist is available for private appointments.

These Services are Included in Monthly Fee:

  • Three home-cooked meals daily.
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service with bed linens and towels provided.
  • Weekly laundry service.
  • Basic cable television.
  • Telephone connection in each resident’s room (resident is responsible for service expenses).
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the facility without charge.
  • Emergency call system in all rooms.
  • Full activities calendar.
  • Wellness programs.
  • Exercise Classes.
  • Lending library.
  • Parking for residents with vehicles.
  • Local transportation provided to professional appointments.
  • Conveniently located individual mailboxes.
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning.
  • Sprinkler and smoke detectors in all resident rooms.
  • Residents may reserve common spaces for personal occasions such as circle meetings, birthday parties, and card parties.
  • Fresh flowers in public spaces
  • Beautiful flower and butterfly gardens
  • Koi Pond
  • Beverage cart provided twice daily
  • Interior Courtyard with outdoor dining option
Petersburg Home for Ladies

Our Caregiving Team

Jessica Hancock

Jessica Hancock


Dr. David Neff at Petersburg Home for Ladies

Dr. David Neff MD.

Family Practitioner

Courtenay Comer

Courtenay Comer

RN Director of Nursing

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Life @ Petersburg Home for Ladies

Tranquil Gardens PHL

Tranquil Gardens

The Ladies Home has three garden areas, each designed to enhance the outdoor experience of everyone from the avid gardener to the nature enthusiast. While seasonal flowers blossom, luscious herbs sprout in planter boxes and the stately canopy of trees houses a local sampling of our avian friends, you can relax with friends while watching butterflies, listening to our fountains and sipping a glass of your favorite wine.

Local Outings

Local Outings

Our Recreation Specialists conduct a variety of local outings. Visits to local restaurants, area shopping, theater productions and scenic drives are some of the various routine events enjoyed by our ladies. Vehicles equipped with wheelchair accessibility can be used for those ladies in need of additional assistance and Certified Nursing Aids may attend outings with residents, to provide additional assistance, at no additional charge.

Private Parties

Private Parties

Every room at Petersburg Home for Ladies is an opportunity waiting to happen. Our residents love hosting private events and our staff is here to ensure that every avenue of event management is attended to. After reserving a room, our abundantly creative Recreation Specialists will work side by side with you to make your event the success you envision.

Resident Committees

Resident Committees

Find your niche with us. There are many resident led committees and resident led groups who routinely meet with the support of our staff. Perhaps you would be interested in choosing books for our lending library, managing a rummage sale, participating in a dietary committee meeting, or serving on a Resident Council. Do you play and instrument and want to start your own singing group? Would you like to take a turn leading our walking club? We value your interests and expertise.