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Gayton Terrace

12401 Gayton Rd., Richmond, VA 23238


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Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care - Richmond, Virginia

Gayton Terrace offers Assisted Living and Alzheimers and Dementia Care services for seniors.

Gayton Terrace has been serving seniors in Richmond, Va., for more than 23 years. Our four-story apartment community is conveniently located near the west end, about five miles from the popular Shortpump Mall.  Built on 10 acres, the community caters to assisted living and memory care residents.
We offer retirement living at its best with our studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. Each spacious apartment features 9-foot ceilings, full kitchens, balconies, fireplaces and ceiling fans. We renovated our community in 2009, adding more than 100 apartments along with a movie theater, bistro and beautiful courtyards. Everything you need is here at the most elegant, tastefully decorated rental retirement community in Richmond.

Gayton Terrace offers plenty of opportunities for social interaction, physical activity and intellectual stimulation. You can join friends for a game of bingo, take part in our exercise classes and scheduled activities, or go on one of our many monthly excursions. Popular activities include yoga, afternoon at the movies, wine tastings, leadership forums, bingo and bridge.  You can sit outside in one of the large, beautiful gazebos or enjoy the fresh air with a leisurely stroll. Our popular dining programs offer delicious meals, along with outstanding customer service. Residents enjoy three meals a day and the dining room has a beautiful salad bar daily and a variety of wine selections.

Assisted Living

Assisted living services such as medication support, nutritional support, 24-hour trained staff, help with dressing, and emergency response provide residents with extra support. These services are available in the convenience and comfort of your own home.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Maintaining familiar daily routines is important for our Alzheimer's, dementia and memory care residents at Gayton Terrace. Physical and behavioral needs, as well as life history each play integral roles in our understanding of their requirements. Each resident receives an individualized service plan designed to meet their unique needs and to help them feel safe while adding meaning to their day.

Those who work with Alzheimer's and dementia residents must have compassion and understanding. Accordingly, our staff are carefully selected and trained to manage the challenges associated with dementia, which can sometimes be difficult. The Clare Bridge Daily Path provides a gentle structure to each day that targets specific needs of those with Alzheimer's and various types and levels of dementia.

Call today to arrange a visit, and experience for yourself "all the places life can go."



Gayton Terrace offers Assisted Living and Alzheimers and Dementia Care services for seniors.

Community Features:

  • Arts & Crafts Center
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Billiard Lounge
  • Computer Lab
  • Diversified activity program
  • Exercise Program
  • Exercise room with Nu Step and Keiser Equipment
  • Emergency Response System
  • Floral landscaping and grounds maintenance
  • Game room and TV lounge
  • Health monitoring services
  • Individually locked mailboxes
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • Living Room
  • Maintenance Services
  • Pets Permitted
  • Private Dining Room for Guests
  • Restaurant-Style Menu Selections
  • Several meal plans to choose from
  • Scheduled entertainment
  • Rehab services on site
  • Three Nutritious meals per day

Apartment Features:

  • 24-hour Emergency Call System
  • Basic utilities included (except telephone)
  • Individually Controlled Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Patios/balconies
  • Smoke Detector
  • Sprinkler System
  • Weekly Housekeeping and Linen Service

Floor Plans


Dining Menus

Assisted Living Menus

*Posted menus are representative & subject to change based on availability and resident preferences.

Dining Services

Gayton Terrace offers nutritious, restaurant-style meals served by our trained wait staff, and our chefs are masters at creating traditional meal favorites plus a selection of fresh, flavorful dishes using low-sodium, heart-healthy cooking techniques.

We strive to offer our residents plenty of choices in their dining experience. They choose where to sit and what they want to eat. The dining room has extended hours for residents’ convenience.

Meals are prepared by our trained chefs, using only hand-selected produce, the freshest herbs and spices, and the freshest meat and seafood. Gayton Terrace’s chefs will gladly cater special events, even preparing dishes from residents’ own recipes. A private dining room is available to entertain family and friends.

Resident comments and menu suggestions are reviewed daily and are used to tailor menu selections.

For more details and sample menus, please contact us or schedule a tour and come dine with us.


Below are the calendars and newsletters for Gayton Terrace

Assisted Living (PDF)

Alzheimer’s / Memory Care (PDF)