- Last Updated on 04:17 PM 07/29/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Somerset Assisted Living facility on Hamilton Boulevard in South Boston is being sold to Commonwealth Assisted Living Group of Charlottesville, the partners of DECCA Group LLC announced Monday.
Partners of DECCA Group, LLC, Dr. Lucien Roberts, Thomas R. Elliott Jr., Mrs. Billie Reynolds, Mrs. Weston Gupton and the estate of Harold Moore, said the acquisition is expected to finalize in October.
In announcing their intent to sell Somerset, the partners said they did not make this decision “without making sure the new owners would maintain the Somerset standards of care and the nurturing environment that residents have come to expect.”
Somerset opened its doors in 1998 and has long been considered the first class facility in the region. Its primary mission, according to the partners, was to provide a later life home to friends, family and residents of the area who required a higher level and standard of care.
To create the most friendly and comfortable environment for residents, the partners said they hired experienced caregivers from within the community.
Over the last 15 years, Somerset has served hundreds of guests, many of whom have lived there for years, the partners added.
According to the announcement, Commonwealth Assisted Living Group is one of the premier assisted living caregivers in Virginia. The group currently operates 15 facilities, three in the Northern Neck, one in the Shenandoah Valley, five in the Tidewater region and six in the Southwest.
When deciding to sell Somerset to Commonwealth, the partners said they did not make the decision without making sure the new owners would maintain the Somerset standards of care and the nurturing environment that residents have come to expect.
Commonwealth Assisted Living Group met their benchmarks and has a reputation for excellence throughout their other facilities, according to the DECCA partners. The group has the knowledge, experience and financial resources to assure the residents, employees and the community that Somerset will continue to serve their needs.
The partners expressed their appreciation to their dedicated and caring staff, many of whom have been with Somerset since its inception. They also thanked residents and their families over the years for their confidence and participation in creating and maintaining the welcoming and caring environment.