6 Assisted Living Facilities in Alexandria City, VA
The average cost of assisted living in Alexandria City is $4,112 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Prince Georges County with an average starting cost of $3,664.
To help you with your search, browse the 47 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Alexandria City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Alexandria City 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include District Of Columbia County with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Alexandria City
Alexandria, located along the Potomac River in Virginia, is filled with nostalgic 18th and 19th-century architecture and cobblestone streets. This city’s southern charm definitely makes the grade. It was named one of the South’s Prettiest Cities in 2018 by Southern Living Magazine, so it’s no wonder why 12,806 seniors call this city home.
Seniors interested in assisted living need look no further than the 12 facilities located within the city proper, or the 56 additional facilities located in nearby communities. The Virginia Department of Social Services governs these facilities in Alexandria and throughout the entire state of Virginia.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Alexandria City
- The Alexandria area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Inova Alexandria Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Virginia is a tax-friendly state that does not tax Social Security benefits and only partially taxes pensions and retirement savings account withdrawals, which may leave more money in the monthly budget for Alexandria seniors.
- Seniors can feel safe when relocating to Alexandria where violent crime rates are just 11.9, half of the U.S. average of 22.7; and property crime rates are 28.6, seven points lower than the national average of 35.4.
- Alexandria has a high cost of living, even by Virginia standards, which could make budgeting difficult for seniors on a fixed-income. Alexandria’s cost of living is 165.2, significantly higher than both the Virginia average of 113.8 and the U.S. average of 100. Although seniors can expect to pay less for healthcare than elsewhere in the state or nation, they’ll pay more for groceries and transportation. Housing costs are especially high at 277.4, which may make it difficult for family members to relocate to the area to be closer to their loved one in care.
- Alexandria is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
- The climate in Alexandria is warm and muggy in the summer with July highs of 88 degrees and 43 inches of rain each year, which might make seniors who don't care for the heat uncomfortable.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Alexandria City
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Assisted Living costs in Alexandria City start around $4,112 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Alexandria City and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Alexandria City
Virginia is one of the few states that does not have Medicaid Waivers or other programs to help offset the costs of assisted living. Alexandria seniors may be able to get financial support through Virginia’s Auxiliary Grant.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Alexandria City
Alexandria City and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Alexandria City, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Alexandria City
Alexandria City-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Alexandria City
Review of Sunrise of Alexandria
I have nothing but top marks to give Sunrise of Alexandria. The people running the places were superb to deal with. Back and forth between the hospital and Sunrise, they have been very accommodatin... Read more
Review of Brandywine Living at Alexandria
Brandywine Living at Alexandria is brand-new, very modern, and elegant. It's very expensive. The location is excellent and the grounds are very well-maintained. The staff is excellent. Read more
Review of Hermitage in Northern Virginia
I felt right at home when we arrived at the Hermitage. It is very clean and the residents I saw appeared to be well cared for. I could feel at home there. I only gave the facility 4 stars becau... Read more