Lifelong Health

Riverside Sanders Rehabilitation offers your patients a full range of rehabilitation services — including physical, speech and occupational therapy — along with high-quality skilled nursing care. We are here to partner with you with ensure your patients receive the best possible continuing care.

Located in the heart of historical downtown Gloucester Courthouse, Sanders offers a beautiful, peaceful setting for those looking to get the most out of their inpatient rehabilitation stay.

Read on for helpful information to ensure you have everything you need to get your patients into Sanders Rehabilitation quickly. Our goal is ensure a smooth transition from your care to ours. 


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

Please note, Sanders is not a drug or alcohol abuse rehab center.

  • Respite care
  • Long-term care
  • Assisted living
  • Independent living
  • Hospice

NaviHealth: Search for Francis N. Sanders Nursing Home, Inc.

Fax: 804-693-6144, Attn: Admissions

Call: 804-693-2000

  • Admissions nurse, ext. 2801
  • Administrator, ext. 2802
  • Marketing director, ext. 2808

What we will need:

  • List of current medications
  • Nurses notes
  • Physician notes
  • Physical therapy notes
  • Discharge summary
  • Negative TB test or negative chest X-ray
  • One negative COVID-19 test
  • UAI or documentation of non-screening determination(even if they are not Medicaid or applying for Medicaid, this is required)

At Sanders, we know it can be challenging to ensure all of your patients get placed into the best possible continuing care setting. Patients and families want great care in a convenient location than can handle all of their concerns, and finding that can take some work.

We are here to help make your job a little easier.

We would love to make sure you have everything you need to get your patients into Sanders Rehabilitation quickly and enjoy a smooth transition from your care to ours.

Call us today, and we can help get you set up for success. Tell us about any barriers that you are currently battling and let us see how we can help.

From information packets to fun swag, we can make sure that you are well cared for and armed with answers to some of your patients’ toughest questions about rehab services offered through Sanders. Please reach out to Barbara Weldon, Marketing Director at:

Office: 804-693-2000, ext. 2808
Cell: 757-634-5245
Email: [email protected]

Click here to download our Rehab Admissions Information Packet. This will open in a separate browser window as a PDF that can be downloaded and printed.

Clinical team

  • Physician
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nursing team
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists

Admissions team

Call 804-693-2000 to speak to any of the following:

  • Admissions Nurse, ext. 2801
  • Administrator, ext. 2802
  • Director of Nursing, ext. 2803
  • Marketing Director, ext. 2808

Hospitality Team

  • Dietician
  • Housekeeping
  • Social worker

View our Admissions Contacts separated by facility. 

View the updated Visitation Guidelines for Lifelong Health Facilities. 

Contact us

NaviHealth: Francis N. Sanders Nursing Home

Riverside Sanders Retirement Community
7385 Walker Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
Email: [email protected]