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The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Bedford, VA for 2024

The average cost of assisted living in Bedford is $2,855 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,750. Cheaper rated regions include Chesterfield with an average starting cost of 2,500.

To help you with your search, browse the 119 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Bedford. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Bedford 4.11 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bedford

To some people, Bedford is best known as the home of the National D-Day Memorial. The city was chosen for the memorial because it lost the highest number of residents per capita in the 1944 Normandy landings. Bedford, which then had a population of 3,200, lost 19 soldiers on D-Day and three more during the rest of the Normandy campaign.

While these statistics are sobering, senior citizens may wish to visit the memorial while participating in other Bedford-area activities, such as scenic bus rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area provides assisted living services to seniors as well, with two facilities in Bedford and 12 more in nearby Lynchburg and Troutville. The Virginia Department of Social Services licenses these facilities, which serve at least four residents each.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bedford

  • Seniors in Bedford will observe seasonal weather changes. On a yearly basis, the city averages 215 sunny days, 13 inches of snow and 45 inches of rain. The low temperature in January is 27 degrees Fahrenheit, and the high in July is about 86.

  • Bedford’s cost of living is 12 percent below the national average and 19 percent below the state average, so it's one of the more affordable communities in Virginia. Bedford's housing is particularly inexpensive, at 55 percent below the state average. 

  • The violent crime rate of 14.7 out of 100 is well below the national average of 31.1. However, property crimes, such as burglary and car theft, rank higher than the national average, at 50.3 versus 38.1. For its size, Bedford has a high crime rate compared with similar communities.

  • Bedford has an array of community resources for seniors, including Bedford County Senior Programs provided through the Parks and Recreation Department. Along with socialization, the programs offer bingo, choir, line dance classes, picnics, crafts, driver safety classes and various senior-friendly activities.

  • Seniors might be frustrated by the lack of public transportation in the city. Bedford does have a walk score of 68, so it may be possible for some seniors to do a few errands on foot.

  • Area attractions that can make for fun outings include the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, the Claytor Nature Study Center and a variety of wineries and farms.

Paying for Assisted Living in Bedford

Assisted Living costs in Bedford start around $2,855 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 Bedford 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.

Cities in Virginia

US

$4,000

Lexington

$3,800

Lynchburg

$3,296

Roanoke

$3,140

Bedford

$2,855

Chesterfield

$2,500

Salem

$2,425

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Bedford

Virginia offers an auxiliary grant that can supplement some Bedford residents’ SSI income to help with assisted living expenses. Seniors with medical needs may also be eligible for funding through the CCC Plus Waiver

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

Financial Assistance in Virginia

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 Bedford

Bedford 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 Bedford, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bedford

Bedford-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Virginia

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Michelle

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Cardinal Senior Living

My mother-in-law has moved into Cardinal Senior Living. What I like the best is the level of caring employees. They seem to care deeply about the residents. They have a lot of community involvement...

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Assisted Living

Carolyn

I visited this facility

Review of Carriage Hill Retirement

I went to look at Carriage Hill Retirement. It was a little run down. All of the rooms that I toured could have used some updates. I just wasn't as impressed with the place. As far as it looks...

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Assisted Living

Carolyn

I visited this facility

Review of Spring Oak at Bedford

Spring Oak at Bedford is a huge place with a huge amount of land around it that people can go outside on. They have lots of activities for them to do. They have a beautiful dining room. The food...

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