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Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Mathews Referral

From the moment you drive past flowering trees and walk into our comfortable living room, you'll find a warm and inviting setting. Whether it's a private or shared accommodation in our 60-bed facility, each room features distinctive furniture and pleasant views of the countryside.

With comprehensive nursing care, a wide variety of social programs as well as innovative programs such as music and memories and restorative sleep, our residents are encouraged to maintain the highest level of independence possible. A newly renovated dining area provides the perfect setting for the nutritious meals served from our selective menus. The dining room also serves as a great area for socialization, as does our beautiful sunroom. Our residents also benefit from quarterly vision services, monthly podiatry services and counseling services, when and if needed.

Boasting staff with longevity and a strong connection to and involvement with the community, compassion and excellence are at the heart of our every interaction. Since many of our staff are residents of the Mathews County, they want only the best for their fellow neighbors. When you visit, you'll see for yourself why Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Mathews is the ideal choice for long term care.

• Physical therapy
• Occupational therapy
• Speech therapy


Therapy services are offered through Medicare Part B, which is similar to what is received on an outpatient basis and is different than those needing an inpatient rehabilitation stay under Medicare Part A.

  • Medicaid
  • Severe behavioral issues
  • Sex offenders
  • New tracheotomy
  • Cuffed tracheotomy
  • NG tubes
  • Patients over 400 pounds

• Respite: temporary residency
• Intermediate: permanent residency
• Hospice: end-of-life support and residency

NaviHealth: Search for Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Mathews

Susan Cottle, BA- Director of Admissions
Facility Contact Information:
Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Mathews
603 Main Street
Mathews, VA 23109
804-725-9443 General Information
Fax: 804-725-0586

Admission Inquiries / Referrals Contact Information:
Call the facility at 804-725-9443 and ask for the admissions coordinator (ext. 236) or send an email to [email protected].

Admission FAQs:
What must I do to begin the process of admission? Call or email the Director of Admissions as per the above information and request an application packet.
What will I need to do prior to consideration for admission? You will need to see your physician for a physical, COVID-19 test, PPD test or chest x-ray. This information will need to be from within 30 days of admission and the form can be found in the application packet.

How will I pay for my stay? You will either pay privately or have been approved for Medicaid. For private pay, you must be able to show at least 6 months’ worth of funds, around $54,000, and be prepared to pay a month in advance. For Medicaid, you will need to apply for Medicaid by contacting your local Department of Social Services for guidance.

If you are applying for Medicaid, you will also need to arrange for a UAI (Uniform Assessment Instrument) screening to be done, by contacting your local health department. This is done by a public health nurse and a social worker to determine whether an individual qualifies to receive long-term care services and have Medicaid pay.

What documents will I need to provide to the facility prior to admission?
• History and physical
• Negative COVID-19 test
• Negative PPD or chest x-ray
• UAI Screening (if Medicaid)
• Insurance cards
• Legal documents (Living Will, Advance Medical Directive, Financial/Medical POA, etc.)
• Completed application packet

Clinical team

Dr. Gregg Shivers, MD- Medical Director
Sharon N. Bishop, NP- Nurse Practitioner
Emlyne St. Helen, Psychiatric NP- Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Hall, RN, ADON- Associate Director of Nursing
Lynne Harris, RN Interim Director of Nursing
Staff Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants

Our Administration Team
Melissa Evans, MHA LNHA- Administrator
Lynne Callis, LPN- Business Office Manager
Susan Cottle, BA- Director of Social Services and Admissions
Richard Miles- Activity Director
Michael Smith- Director of Environmental Services
Eric Czarnatowicz- Director of Food Services

View our Admissions Contacts separated by facility.

Contact us

NaviHealth: Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Mathews

Riverside Lifelong Health & Rehabilitation Mathews
 603 Main Street
Mathews, VA 23109
804-725-9443 General Information
Fax: 804-725-0586
Email: [email protected]