An award-winning lifestyle in the heart of the Roanoke Valley.

Brandon Oaks is a Life Plan community located in Roanoke, Virginia – the “Star City of the South.” Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the Brandon Oaks campus consists of:

  • Various styles of independent living residences including apartment homes, cottages, village homes and large villa style apartments.
  • Beautifully appointed, spacious assisted-living residences.
  • Specialized care and therapy in well-appointed private and  semi-private rooms.

We also offer a full range of services and amenities for your comfort and convenience on our safe, secure campus.

Great location, a choice of residences, gracious living – it’s no wonder readers of The Roanoker magazine have voted Brandon Oaks “Best Retirement Community” year after year.

What Is LifeCare?

LifeCare means guaranteed lifetime access to a full continuum of health care services conveniently located in a single community. For example, Brandon Oaks independent living residents have priority access to our assisted living residences as part of their LifeCare residency agreement.
To learn more about the LifeCare options that Brandon Oaks provides, please visit Brandon Oaks website.

Compassionate Care From A Dedicated Team

Compassionate, specialized care and rehabilitation services put people on the road to recovery at Brandon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (NRC). 

Affiliated with the Carilion Center for Healthy Aging and Medicare-certified as a skilled nursing center, the NRC provides:

  • 24/7 care by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses and therapists, supervised by a board-certified physician.
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy.
  • Private and semi-private accommodations.
  • Transportation to medical appointments and local hospitals.


More Than Medical Care
Our residents' mental and spiritual needs are met through a variety of amenities and activities. Excellent food, special outings, and entertainment are all designed to enhance their quality of life.

A Part Of LifeCare
Brandon Oaks independent living and assisted living residents have priority access to the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as part of their LifeCare residency agreement. Other patients from the Roanoke Valley who have been discharged from the hospital after surgery or injury are also welcome. Specialized care and rehabilitation therapy is provided in well-appointed private and semi-private rooms. 





Secure, affordable apartment living in historic New Market

Located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Luther Crest offers 39 secure, rent-subsidized apartment homes to people age 62 and over, and mobility-impaired people of all ages. Efficiency and one-bedroom apartments are available in addition to apartments designed for mobility-impaired residents.

Enjoy these features and amenities:

•  A wide variety of planned
    social activities

•  Emergency call system
•  Indoor laundry facilities
•  Maintenance service
•  Cable TV hookups

•  Transportation
•  Beautiful views

•  Ample parking
•  Activities room
•  Indoor mailboxes
•  Rent based on income

All faiths are welcome

Luther Crest is part of Virginia Lutheran Homes, an agency of the Virginia Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. While we maintain close ties to the Lutheran Church, we welcome people of all faiths and do not discriminate in any other way.

Keeping it in the family

Pastor Stirewalt of New Market donated the beautiful tract of land on which Luther Crest was built in the 1980s. His daughter, Sue Stirewalt Lane, was a resident at Brandon Oaks. 

My father was always interested in the welfare of the community. From time to time he said how he wished he could do something to keep community people in the area. After his death, my brother and my husband worked with the Synod to donate land with the goal of serving elderly people in the Shenandoah Valley."
Mrs. Sue Stirewalt Lane

Join us! There are may ways to become a part of Luther Crest:

Frequently asked questions & answers about Luther Crest

No. Luther Crest is a rent-subsidized retirement community for persons age 62 and over and the mobility-impaired of all ages. They must be able to care for themselves and their apartments in order to meet the income criteria of HUD.

There is an application process and a waiting list. To be considered you may stop by the Luther Crest rental office Monday thru Thursday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., Friday, 9 A.M. to 12 Noon to pick up or fill out an application. You may also phone the office at 540-740-8591 and request an application be mailed to you. Upon receipt of a completed application, it is dated and time stamped, processed to verify eligibility and placed on our waiting list.

Luther Crest does not provide daily meals, however, we do have a monthly birthday covered dish dinner and the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging provides “meals on wheels” for some of our residents. In addition the Reformation Lutheran Church hosts a meal each Thursday and Luther Crest provides transportation to that location for anyone that needs it. In addition to the above noted functions and services the residents of the Luther Crest community pull together and have covered dish meals throughout the month and year.

Luther Crest does have a van and offers a regular transport schedule for shopping, the local monthly food pantry and for the meals at Reformation Lutheran Church. Staffing does not allow us to provide to transport for individual doctors’ appointments, however, if enough notice is given to the office we can make some exceptions when a family member cannot assist you.