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Commonwealth Senior Living At The West End

Senior Living in Richmond, VA

At Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End, “We Listen, We Love, We Care, We Serve.”

These are the words we live by every day, and the promise we uphold to our residents, making a true difference in their lives.

Isn’t that the level of care and dedication you want for your family member or loved one?

Offering assisted living and memory care, Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End welcomes residents to enjoy the care, support and lifestyle they deserve.

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24-Hour Care

With caregivers on site 24-hours a day, seven days a week, we are ready to provide support and assistance at a moment’s notice. From lending a hand with activities of daily living, such as getting dressed, taking a bath or enjoying a meal to simply sharing a smile, it is our pleasure and privilege to do all we can for our residents.

An Active Lifestyle

At Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End, our residents have the opportunity to live as active a lifestyle as they choose. Yes, they have the quiet of their own private or companion suites, but just outside the door is a vibrant community that invites them to get involved, be inspired and get the most out of every day.

Wonderful Location

Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End is located in the heart of Richmond’s West End. Nestled on acres next to Deep Run Park, we are conveniently located off I-64 on Gaskins Road. Residents at The West End have easy access to three major hospitals nearby – Henrico Doctor’s Hospital Forest Campus & Parham Campus, and St. Mary’s Hospital, as well as a wide variety of medical offices. Our community is just minutes from Short Pump Town Center and Regency Square Mall, and some of the best restaurants Richmond has to offer!

See it all for yourself. Visit Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End. Call and schedule your tour today.

Assisted Living

Assisted living at Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End is the perfect solution for seniors who need a bit of support with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating or walking, but want to lead an active, meaningful and fulfilling lifestyle.

Personalized Care

All residents at Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End enjoy truly personalized care that meets their needs, supports their abilities and respect their preferences. That personalized care begins with the development of a personalized care plan. To develop the plan, our caregivers meet with residents, their family members and personal physicians to gather the information they need to deliver the most appropriate care.

An Active Lifestyle

At Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End, our days are filled with possibilities and opportunities. Our residents can choose to be as active and involved as they please. With our full calendar, there’s never a dull moment. Varied activities, specialized programming, off-campus excursions and more present a variety of choices to live a full, rewarding and vibrant lifestyle. We offer:

  • Travel the World program that brings the culture, music, food and art of different countries right to our residents
  • Holistic therapies, such as music, art and reminiscing
  • Off-site excursions
  • And more!

At Your Service

At Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End, you won’t ever have to be bothered with time-consuming chores. We take care of everything, including:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Cooking

Award-Winning Dining

All Commonwealth Senior Living communities are known for award-winning dining. And Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End is no exception. All meals are hand made in-house, using the freshest, locally sourced produce and seafood. Residents delight in:

  • Today from the Bay menu featuring locally caught seafood
  • Farm-to-Table fresh flavors featuring fresh produce from local farms
  • Dining Delights, featuring monthly special dining themes
  • And more!

Assisted Living Services & Amenities

  • Private or companion suites with private baths
  • Regularly scheduled activities that stimulate the mind and body
  • Healthy, family-style dining options
  • Specially trained caregivers
  • Individualized care plans
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Personal care services
  • Weekly housekeeping/linens
  • Medication management
  • Short-term respite stays

Memory Care

Sweet MemoriesTM

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care in Richmond, VA

If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, we invite you to learn about the award-winning memory care offered at Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End – Sweet MemoriesTM.

Sweet Memories™ enhances the lives of residents and gives their families complete peace of mind. At the heart of our program is our dedicated caregiving team. Certified in Virtual Dementia Tour® training, our team members have a very personal and thorough understanding of living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, enabling them to offer exceptional care.

Sweet MemoriesTM

Commonwealth’s Sweet Memories™ memory care program provides the most exceptional care and lifestyle available in the area to our residents.

From cozy, comfortable memory care neighborhoods that feel like home to our experienced management team, every aspect of our program has been carefully designed and chosen to provide the very best memory care experience possible.

Understanding that each person in our care has unique needs and abilities, Sweet Memories™ takes an individualized approach to care. By developing a personalized care plan, we can provide the most appropriate support, care, guidance and understanding.

Program Components

Sweet MemoriesTM consists of three components to ensure the best possible experience for our residents and their families. 

Move-in: From physical to emotional needs, we guide our residents through every step of the transition to our community, whether from home or hospital.

Evaluation through life history: We learn each resident’s life story. We conduct a comprehensive interview with family members. We talk. We ask questions. We listen. We get to know our residents as people. We learn about their medical, mental, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs, as well as their habits and preferences.

Resident-centered care plan: With this very personal knowledge, our leadership team creates a customized care plan to meet the specific needs of the resident.

Signature Programs • Signature Experience

Unique. Effective. Innovative. Forward-thinking. Our signature Sweet MemoriesTM programs make a tremendous difference in the lives of our residents and their families.

One Sweet Memory: Winner of the Best Practice Award from the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA), for going above and beyond the standards of care. Our team members regularly capture highlights of each resident’s day in photographs that are shared regularly with family members.

Expressions: When verbal skills begin to fail, art can become a means of self-expression for residents. Conversational prompting stimulates memories which residents can interpret using a variety of mediums, including painting.

Special Touch: Designed specifically for those with late-stage memory loss, this program provides “special touches” that make a difference in care. In the morning, before breakfast, residents enjoy citrus scented towels to awaken taste buds; before dinner, lavender scented towels help to relax, reinforce the natural circadian rhythm and encourage residents to enjoy their meals.

Sweet Melodies: For those with late-stage dementia who have lost verbal skills, Sweet Melodies stirs memories by using nostalgic music selected by family members. 

SMILETM Technology: Through SMILETM, we can remain connected to your loved one every day. This computer program enables us to keep you updated on your loved one’s participation in and enjoyment of our programming, sharing photos and stories with you on a daily basis.

Memory Care Life Stations: Thoughtful spaces invite your loved one to reconnect and engage with past hobbies, professions and passions.

Sweet Memories™ Services & Amenities:

  • Healthy, family-style dining options that meet dining skill levels and nutritional needs
  • Regularly scheduled activities that stimulate the mind and body, as well as customized socialization programs designed to fit the cognitive, social and mental skills of the resident
  • Open and secure outdoor spaces such as courtyards and gardens
  • Monthly support group meetings for families
  • Private or companion suites with private baths
  • Personal care services
  • Medication management
  • Weekly housekeeping/linens
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Open-door policy that encourages 24-hour visitation
  • Monthly family night dinners
  • Sweet MemoriesTM programming
  • Community newsletter

Services & Amenities

All the comforts of home and more. You’ll find them all at Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End.

Come set awhile on our peaceful and attractive screened porch area, a perfect place for relaxing in the fresh air.

With two outdoor courtyards, our residents have a place to soak in the sun and enjoy time with friends and family.

Inside, there is always a new puzzle to take on in the TV Room or book to read in our beautiful library. We also offer a Beauty Shop, just right for an afternoon of pampering.

Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End offers:

  • Private and Semi-Private Apartments with private bath
  • Daily activities, trips and social programs
  • Individualized care plans
  • 24-hour available staff
  • Weekly housekeeping/linens
  • Medication management
  • Short-term respite stays
  • Specialized memory care wing **Coming Soon**

When we welcome residents to Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End, we welcome their families, too. We work with all family members to design a caring environment that emphasizes individual independence in a setting of around-the-clock support.

Floor Plans

Residents of Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End enjoy the privacy of their own suite. We welcome residents to decorate their suites to reflect their own tastes and create a feeling of home. Residents are invited to bring their favorite furniture, treasured mementos, photos and décor.

Assisted Living Studio

408 sq. ft.
Studio with Kitchenette
Starts at $164.00

Assisted Living One Bedroom

454 sq. ft.
One Bedroom
Starts at $204.00

Assisted Living Suite

360 sq. ft.
Starts at $171.00

Memory Care Companion

360 sq. ft.
Starts at $157.00

Memory Care Private Suite

360 sq. ft.
Starts at $186.00


Thanks to our creative and energetic Activity Director and many community volunteers, Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End is bustling with activity for residents of all abilities.

Daily exercise classes, worship services and informal current events discussions engage residents on all levels – body, mind and spirit.

Each month’s Activities Calendar includes opportunities such as:

  • Local shopping outings
  • Local and out-of-town entertainers
  • Bingo
  • Arts & music
  • Beauty Shop
  • Regular exercise classes
  • Family Night
  • Fellowship & worship

Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End holds a monthly Resident’s Council meeting to seek the input and suggestions from all residents so we can continue to provide the best environment possible.

Assisted Living Calendar

Memory Care Calendar



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Commonwealth Senior Living at The West End

2400 Gaskins Rd
Richmond, VA 23238


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Welcome to Commonwealth Senior Living at the West End!

“We highly recommend this community to anyone looking for help in caring for their loved one.”

Commonwealth Senior Living Partnerships