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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

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

Researching Virginia Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Virginia require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Virginia may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Virginia. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Virginia. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Virginia probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Virginia - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Virginia?
    Virginia will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Virginia requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Virginia.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Virginia for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Virginia Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at dmas.virginia.gov.

Helpful Virginia Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Virginia? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Virginia licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs
dss.virginia.gov
(804) 726-7157
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Virginia? Your local Virginia long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services
elderrightsva.org
Local: (804) 565-1600
Tollfree: (800) 552-3402
Are you aware of all the Virginia health-based programs available to you? Your Virginia Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Virginia Department of Health
vdh.state.va.us
Local: (804) 864-7001
Tollfree TDD: (800) 828-1120
Are you familiar with the Virginia Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Virginia AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Virginia regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Virginia AAA below:

Mountain Empire Older Citizens
Big Stone Gap, VA
(276) 523-4202
Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
Cedar Bluff, VA
(276) 964-4915
District Three Senior Services
Marion, VA
(276) 783-8157
New River Valley Agency on Aging
Pulaski, VA
(540) 980-7720
Local Office on Aging
Roanoke, VA
(540) 345-0451
Valley Program for Aging Services
Waynesboro, VA
(540) 949-7141
Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging
Front Royal, VA
(540) 635-7141
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
Culpeper, VA
(540) 825-3100
Jefferson Area Board for Aging
Charlottesville, VA
(434) 817-5222
Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living
Lynchburg, VA
(434) 385-9070
Southern Area Agency on Aging
Martinsville, VA
(276) 632-6442
Lake Country Area Agency on Aging
South Hill, VA
(434) 447-7661
Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging
Burkeville, VA
(434) 767-5588
Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging
Richmond, VA
(804) 343-3000
Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging
Fredericksburg, VA
(540) 371-3375
Bay Aging
Urbanna, VA
(804) 758-2386
Crater District Area Agency on Aging
Petersburg, VA
(804) 732-7020
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
Norfolk, VA
(757) 461-9481
Peninsula Agency on Aging
Newport News, VA
(757) 873-0541
Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging
Exmore, VA
(757) 442-9652
Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services
Alexandria, VA
(703) 746-5999
Arlington Area Agency on Aging
Arlington, VA
(703) 228-1700
Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
Fairfax, VA
(703) 324-5411
Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging
Ashburn, VA
(703) 777-0257
Prince William Area Agency on Aging
Woodbridge, VA
(703) 792-6400

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