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Dr. Peter Betz, Geriatric Psychiatrist and Alzheimer's expert, will be our guest speaker for this months Alzheimer's Support Group. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 18th at 6:30pm in the Pratt Chapel at Liberty Ridge. Please RSVP by calling (434) 515-1247.

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We are looking for a Nursing Supervisor with a heart for senior care to join our team!

Competitive wages
LPN or RN with long term care or AL experience suggested but not required
Computer skills required

 Fill out our simple employment form at the link below to get started!

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RP 2yr license blog


As a result of excellence in care from year to year,  our Liberty Ridge and Leesville communities have received their two-year license. This is a high honor that reflects our status as an industry leader for senior care in the area. We are so proud of our staff who not only provide care in an up-to-date and exciting way, but who also go above and beyond to excel in all of the particular regulations of care mandated by the state. Below is a list that summarizes some of the factors that determine licensing, which are weighted on a matrix from year to year:

  • Dedication and level of experience our nursing staff has, and the constant oversight from administration to ensure our residents receive the quality of care deserved
  • Able to meet the needs of our residents upon admission and not taking residents out of the scope of our practice 
  • Consistently & effectively providing medications in a timely manner
  • Family & resident satisfaction within all departments
  • Offering unique and diverse activities to keep residents at a higher level of functioning
  • Handling resident, family and staff concerns or questions in a timely manner 
  • Continuity of care for the person-centered care we offer
  • Long-tenured staff that believe in our philosophy
  • Ensuring we hire the right staff that is able and capable of doing the job required
  • Ensuring we have adequate staff to provide level of care and services that are promised during admission process
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   Runk and Pratt Senior Living Communities is pleased to announce the addition of our new Pearls of Life Memory Care Community coming Spring of 2017. The exciting new community will be located across from our Liberty Ridge Community. We are pleased to be able to offer a state of the art free-standing memory care component. This 60 room 40,000-square-foot building will consist of four neighborhoods, all with their own private dining areas, and so many new ideas when it comes to memory care living. We cannot wait for you to follow the progress so we can slowly unveil all of our new concepts to this community that we love so dear.

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Introducing Runk & Pratt's Fitness and Wellness Center!

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A Community of Healthy Living for Smith Mountain Lake Seniors

We are proud to announce our exciting new fitness and wellness center at Smith Mountain Lake. The center is conveniently located in Westlake Town Center right by our Smith Mountain Lake Senior Living Community.

Our goal is to be more than a gym and pool facility, we aim to create a community center for all seniors in the Smith Mountain Lake area. Membership is available to anyone, not just our Runk & Pratt Community seniors. The Fitness and Wellness Center will have an aquatics center, a community center, and an aerobics center that provide:

  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Water Aerobics
  • Social Game areas
  • Theater
  • Cafe & Coffee
  • Educational Seminars
  • Lounge areas
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Physical Game area
  • Pickle ball
  • and more!

We can't wait for you to be a part of our community!



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Here at Runk & Pratt "We Wanna Do Life With You!". We say this because we are more than physical care providers. We are invested in our residents as individuals, and care about their life, their thoughts, and their feelings. Today we are proud to praise our staff for carrying out this passion and commitment for care. We received the letter below from the grandaughter of one of our residents, thanking Pam, Jackie, and Shante for enabling her grandmother to attend her wedding. She writes:

"There aren't enough words to truly express my appreciation for Shante and Jackie. These two ladies made a dream come true for me in ensuring that my precious grandmother was a part of my wedding day. There were pictures capured of my grandmother that are worth more than anything in this world and are memories that will forever be so dear to me. All of this was made possible because of your two staff members who are truly two of the most special ladies I have ever met. I hope that Runk & Pratt can honor these two ladies for the work that they do and for their committment to my precious grandmother. I will forever be grateful for this dream come true that was made possible because of Shante and Jackie."

We are honored to be a part of this special day for our resident and her granddaughter. Thank you Shante and Jackie for representing Runk & Pratt so well.

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Seeking Individuals with a Heart for Senior Care

A variety of positions are available at all four of our Runk & Pratt communities.

Please visit our Employment page for more information.

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We are thrilled to announce the completion of the new Runk & Pratt Corporate website,

Showcasing the stunning beauty of our facilities at Forest, Lynchburg, Smith Mountain Lake, and soon to come, Liberty Ridge. This site highlights everything that our Runk and Pratt Senior Living Communities have to offer. From detailed information on a wide range of services to programs and floor plans, this cutting-edge website allows visitors to easily learn more about one of our many facilities nearest to them. is a fully responsive website, meaning that the site will adapt to any device from which it is viewed. This allows viewers to access all information easily and efficiently from a desktop to a tablet to any iOS, Android, or Windows mobile device and everything in between.


Join us in celebrating the launch of!

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More Christmas party goodies are arriving each day for our Christmas Parties this week!! Don't forget to come by and visit with your family and friends this holiday season!!


You don't want to miss these delicious goodies by our NEW in house bakery Cupcake & Tiaras at our Christmas parties! Join us at one of our communities throughout the holiday season to participate in all of our holiday events.

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On Tuesday, Brian and Vickie Runk and Norman and Linda Pratt broke ground for their newest project, Runk & Pratt at Liberty Ridge. WDBJ and WSET covered the event.

Above is a rendering of the new building, scheduled to open early 2014.

For more information and/or to see how the construction of the building is coming along, please visit



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