Annaburg Manor NH Residents Settle in at New Home Near Manassas Mall, VA

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The second of two replacement nursing homes for Annaburg Manor, Manassas, is now open. Moving day went smoothly for the 100 residents who chose to relocate to the Manassas Nursing & Rehabilitation Center near the Manassas Mall. The facility at 8575 Rixlew Lane in Manassas is one of two units that were built to replace the aging Annaburg Manor in Old Town Manassas.

Andrew Byrd, Executive Director, Annaburg Manor, said the December 1 move took place without a hitch, and the residents are getting settled in their new home.

In July, 68 residents from Annaburg Manor moved to the first of the two new facilities””Gainesville Health and Rehabilitation Center located across from the main entrance to Heritage Hunt.

Each facility will serve up to 120 individuals with private and semi-private accommodations and will offer skilled nursing, short-and long-term rehabilitation, respite care and hospice services. The residents of Annaburg Manor chose which facility they would like to move to, according to Byrd.

Prince William Health System and Smith Packett Med-Com have been working since January 2003 to build the two state-of-the-art replacement facilities for outmoded Annaburg Manor.

The Manassas residence will also feature a memory-impairment unit designed for the special needs of those with memory loss, as well as a beautifully landscaped, enclosed courtyard. The Gainesville location has a larger area for rehabilitation therapies and has two enclosed courtyards.

Each single-story facility offers common areas, including rooms, recreational rooms and a volunteer office/gift shop, a therapy gym, and a private dining room. Both facilities are certified for Medicaid and Medicare and will accept private insurances as well.

Commonwealth Care, a Virginia-based specialist in long-term care, will oversee the day-to-day operational management. Debbie Petrine, president, and her staff have extensive experience in opening and operating nursing homes throughout Virginia.

The administrator of the Manassas Center is Scarlett Huang, RN, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA). Marti Dahl, LNHA is the Administrator of the Gainesville Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Commonwealth Care has been working closely with the Annaburg staff and the Health System to make the transfer as smooth as possible. In fact, many of the Annaburg Manor staff has moved to the new facilities so the residences can look forward to working with many familiar faces in their new homes.

Byrd said that the two brick side wings at Annaburg Manor would be demolished sometime in the spring 2007 and that the mansion would be maintained. The demolition will take approximately 10 to 12 weeks. Restoration work will begin on the manor with a power washing and repainting. A decision has not been made regarding the final use of the mansion. One possibility the Health System is exploring is developing it into a continuing care facility.

In the meantime, Byrd said, that the mansion, which backs up to Caton Merchant House assisted living facility, would be used for meetings.

The mansion was originally built in 1892 by Robert Portner and named after his wife Anna. In 1965, Annaburg Manor became a nursing home after wings had been added to both sides of the main house. Prince William Hospital purchased the skilled nursing facility in 1979.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Gainesville Health and Rehabilitation Center, please call Marti Dahl at 571-248-6100. Also, Scarlett Huang welcomes inquiries at the Manassas Center at 703 259-9770.

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