Forest Hills of DC

Dear Expo Attendees,

Thank you for stopping by our virtual booth. We have a 130+ year history of caring for our elders in the DC community. We have amongst the lowest Covid experience rate in the city. Our current move-in special includes a free month of rent if you take possession by November 15th. Contactless and virtual tour options are available for our rooms, including a selection of newly renovated rooms at no additional cost, first come-first served. Our rooms are exceptionally spacious, especially for living "in the city"!

Summary of Forest Hills of DC in Washington, District of Columbia

At Forest Hills of DC, we have a range of community features. Due to Covid-19, some of the features described below have been temporarily halted and will return to normal service when deemed safe to do so. Our continuum of care includes assisted living, assisted living memory care, and skilled nursing care which also includes rehabilitation services. Respite care is available in all parts of our community to help give caregivers temporary relief, to recover after a hospital visit, or to try out living at Forest Hills. We also provide hospice services.

Dining Options

Our three meals per day include restaurant-style dining, with private dining space for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors and room service. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified dining choices such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.

Life Enrichment Activities

At Forest Hills of DC we focus on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, which include social, physical, occupational, environmental, emotional, financial, spiritual, and intellectual wellbeing. Our full-time Director of Life Enrichment coordinates a diverse array of large-group, small-group and individual events conducted by our staff as well as curated providers from the surrounding community. Holidays, birthday parties, BBQs, picnics, musical entertainment, sing-a-longs, pet therapy, stretch classes, yoga, mindfulness, trivia, happy hour, and much more engage our residents in multiple, meaningful ways.

Regular off-site experiences and excursions are very popular with our residents as the DC area is culturally rich with opportunities.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds offer indoor and outdoor walking paths, an enclosed courtyard, and an outside patio garden accessible to all residents. Our mature gardens are a testament to the healing power of nature.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or just to relax. Communal spaces include an arts and crafts center, a computer room, a TV lounge, a community library, and a game room.

Living Options and Amenities

In assisted living we offer studios, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments in assisted living. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor units are available.  Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals. Resident lodgings featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available.

In skilled nursing care, we offer mostly private and a few semi-private rooms.

Transportation

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost. Our facility is located near accessible public transit. Free resident parking is available at our location in addition to on-site visitor parking.

Personal Services

Beauty salon and barber services are conveniently located on-site. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. We offer laundry services as well.

Religious Services

Devotional services are offered on-site, so residents can practice or worship within our community.  We also connect residents of all faiths to religious professionals in the local area.

Medical Care Services

Our interdisciplinary team of professionals are on duty 24/7/365 and includes but is not limited to our Medical Director, Director of Nursing, Social Worker, Dietitian, Director of Life Enrichment, Director of Maintenance and Housekeeping, Director of Dining Services, and many more professionals. Our RNs and LPNs manage medications, care plans for our residents, and the daily activities of living (eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulating, medication management) care needs. We also manage complex, multiple medical conditions for many of our residents with an eye towards evidence-based, clinical excellence. Our rehabilitation team includes physical, occupational, and speech therapists.  Other professionals such as dentists, optometrists, psychiatrists, podiatrists, and hospice providers also visit our residents in-house so outside appointments are not necessary if the resident so chooses. We also provide secured memory care for those living with cognitive care needs. We strive to anticipate and meet all our residents’ needs at each level of care.  We aim to do the right thing the first time for our residents because we care..

Languages Spoken at Forest Hills of DC

Staff members who speak Spanish are employed by the community.

Community Certifications

We are licensed as an assisted living and skilled nursing facility.

Local Emergency Assistance

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond. There are 7 hospitals within a 4-mile radius.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers, museums and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors, as adjunct to our own guest rooms. Our community is located near a college, and interaction with students who reside in the neighborhood is frequent.