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Cost of Virginia Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Virginia is $3,933 per month.

The monthly base rate for Virginia assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Virginia is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Virginia. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

North Carolina$3,000
Kentucky$3,350
Tennessee$3,395
West Virginia$3,500
U.S.$3,600
Maryland$3,900
Virginia$3,933
Washington D.C.$7,838

Assisted Living Regulations

Virginia defines an assisted living facility as a residential setting which provides a homelike atmosphere for people who need personal and health care services, 24 hour supervision, and assistance in meeting daily needs for four or more aged or disabled residents.

Virginia Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care

Assisted living facilities in Virginia must provide 24 hour a day supervision, social and recreational activities, assistance with ADL's and other personal care services.

Virginia Assisted Living Admission Requirements

Residents may not be admitted to a Virginia assisted living facility if they are a threat to themselves or others, are dependent on a ventilator, have a nasogastric tube, has stage III or IV ulcers, need continuous nursing care, or has emotional, physical or mental needs that the facility cannot meet.

Virginia Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements

The Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI) is performed on every new resident to develop his or her unique service plan. Service plans must place a high priority on a resident's individuality, personal dignity, and freedom of choice. Assessments must be completed every twelve months.

Virginia Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements

Medication assistance may be given to a resident as long as the staff member has completed a Board of Nursing approved training program, has passed a competency evaluation, or are registered with the Virginia Board of Nursing. Every assisted living facility in Virginia must have a written medication management plan.

Virginia Assisted Living Facility Requirements

If built after 1996, an assisted living facility must provide a minimum of 100 square feet of living space, and no more than two residents may share a room. If built prior to 1996, up to four residents may share a room and at least 80 square feet of living space is required per resident. Other building codes apply. If there are more than four residents on a floor, there must be gender-specific full bathrooms available on each floor. Written fire and evacuation plans must be completed.

Virginia Assisted Living Staffing Requirements

Direct care staff must be sufficient in number to meet the needs of the residents. At all times, there must a staff person present who, if not an RN or LPN, must have CPR and first aid training. If there are more than 100 residents, than there must be another additionally trained staff person present. An administrator must be responsible for the daily operations of the facility. In most cases, the administrator should be licensed by the Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators. The administrator must be a high school graduate and complete a number of additional training requirements.

Virginia Assisted Living Medicaid Policy

In 2006, a Medicaid Alzheimer's assisted living waiver came into effect.

Virginia Alzheimer's Unit Requirements

If a Vermont assisted living facility has an Alzheimer's unit, then certain written disclosures are required. Additionally, staff who work in the unit must have specific training for working with that population. At least two specially trained direct care staff people must be present in the unit at all times. Additional policies apply to these units. In addition, the administrator of the facility must also receive specific training in dementia and Alzheimer's care.

Virginia Medicaid Coverage of Assisted Living and Related Services

The State of Virginia pays for assisted living but not through the primary EDCD Waiver.

The Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD) Waiver is designed to help individuals live in their own home or community instead of a nursing home facility.

The EDCD Waiver offers the following services:

- Adult Day Health Care

- Agency and Consumer-Directed Personal Care

- Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

- Agency and Consumer-Directed Respite Care

- Medication Monitoring

- Transition Services

- Transition Coordination

How to apply - if you qualify for the EDCD Waiver, contact your local department of social services or local health department. To find information on-line, visit the VirginiaNavigator website, then click on "Departments of Social Services" or "Health Department," and put in your zip code. After you connect with the Department of Social Services, a nurse and a social worker will schedule a meeting with you to assess your needs. If you are in the hospital, a discharge planner may complete the assessment process. You can read through the assessment tool that is used (the Uniform Assessment Instrument or "UAI"), go to http://vda.virginia.gov/pdfdocs/uai.pdf.

What is the best number to call to get started? 1-866-323-1088 or 757-461-8007

Is there a website? http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_pgs/ltc-home.aspx

Individuals with Alzheimer's have a waiver called the Alzheimer's Assisted Living (AAL) Waiver.

Virginia's Alzheimer's Assisted Living Waiver

The Alzheimer's Assisted Living Waiver is available to individuals diagnosed of Alzheimer's or a related dementia but has no serious mental illness or intellectual disability. It's designed for persons who are 55 years of age or older. The individuals must be living in or willing to move to an assisted living facility instead of a nursing home.

Alzheimer's Assisted Living Waiver offers the following services:

- Help with activities of daily living (ADL's) bathing, dressing, eating, getting out of bed, walking or using the bathroom

- Medication administration

- Meals

- Help with laundry

- Transportation

- Coordination of medical services

- Special therapeutic, recreational and social programs

How to apply - if you qualify for the Alzheimer's Assisted Living Waiver, contact your local department of social services or your local health department. To find information on-line, visit the VirginiaNavigator website, then click on "Departments of Social Services" or "Health Department," and put in your zip code. After you connect with the Department of Social Services, a nurse and a social worker will schedule a meeting with you to assess your needs. If you are in the hospital, a discharge planner may complete the assessment process. You can read through the assessment tool that is used (the Uniform Assessment Instrument or "UAI"), go to http://vda.virginia.gov/pdfdocs/uai.pdf.

What is the best number to call to get started? 1-866-323-1088 or 757-461-8007

Is there a website? http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_pgs/ltc-home.aspx

Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs Phone (804) 726-7157

Contact: Judy McGreal Phone (804) 726-7157

E-mail: judith.mcgreal@dss.virginia.gov

Web Site www.dss.state.va.us

Virginia Contacts

Virginia Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs

Phone: (804) 726-7157
Website: www.dss.state.va.us

Contact:
Judy McGreal
Phone: (804) 726-7157
Email:

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

License information source: Virginia Department of Social Services

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