6 Assisted Living Facilities near Blacksburg, VA

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Blacksburg, VA

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English Meadows Blackburg Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
3400 South Point Drive , Blacksburg, VA 24060
"My friend moved into The Crossings at Blacksburg. It's a relatively new facility and it's really in very good condition. The layout is very serviceable so I don't have problems with that. The..." More

The Wybe & Marietje Kroontje Health C...

Provides: Assisted Living
1000 LITTON LANE, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Warm Hearth at Home

Provides: Assisted Living
2607 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060

3 Assisted Living Facilities near Blacksburg, VA

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford

Provides: Assisted Living
7486 Lee Highway, Fairlawn, VA 24141
"I liked Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford a lot. The people were really nice. You could have your meals at the main facility and the rates were reasonable. They were having a special event at..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Christi...

Provides: Assisted Living
201 Wheatland Court, Christiansburg, VA 24073
"My dad is at Commonwealth Assisted Living at Christiansburg. The place is very nice. We chose it because of its location and price. We were treated very graciously. Everybody is very helpful and..." More

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English Meadows Christiansburg Campus

Provides: Assisted Living
1140 West Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073
"English Meadows was extremely good; we’re extremely pleased with it. She has been there for about two months and just rolled it to pieces. Its $1800 total a month. She wears a bracelet on her..." More

Assisted Living near Blacksburg, VA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Blacksburg

  • Review of English Meadows Blackburg Campus

    My friend moved into The Crossings at Blacksburg. It's a relatively new facility and it's really in very good condition. The layout is very serviceable so I don't have problems with that. The peopl... Read more

    Jo
  • Review of English Meadows Blackburg Campus

    I moved my mother into the crossings at blacksburg in late 2015. When she first moved in everything was great. Staff to resident ratio was great, management was involved in my mom's and her family ... Read more

    pompomlover
  • Review of English Meadows Blackburg Campus

    The facility is new and attractive and the staff is young and enthusiastic. Unfortunately,the Crossings at Blacksburg has suffered from a rapid turnover of seemingly inept administrators, raising i... Read more

    ConcernedinVirginia
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Blacksburg

Blacksburg is home to the main campus of Virginia Tech, one of the largest universities in Virginia. In the southwest area of the state, the town has a population of more than 50,000. The median age of the townsfolk is 22, but Blacksburg has three assisted living facilities, and nine more are nearby for seniors who wish to live this area while receiving help with activities of daily living. The Virginia Department of Social Services licenses these facilities, which house at least four individuals at a time.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Blacksburg

  • Blacksburg falls close to many national weather averages. For example, it receives an average of 215 sunny days yearly, 40 inches of rain and 24 inches of snow. The national averages are 205 sunny days, 39 inches of rain and 26 inches of snow. Seniors may enjoy the mix of different weather types without too many extremes.

  • Housing tends to cost slightly less in Blacksburg than in other areas of Virginia. With 100 as the average cost of housing nationwide, Blacksburg scores 124 while Virginia averages 129. Seniors may pay more for assisted living than in some other states but less than they would in other parts of Virginia.

  • Crime is a concern for many seniors, but Blacksburg ranks favorably.  Its property crime rate, which includes burglary offenses, is 22.5 as opposed to the national average of 38.1. Meanwhile, the violent crime rate in the town is 28.2, and the national average is 31.1.

  • The American Lung Association ranks the Blacksburg area 144 out of 227 metro areas when it comes to high ozone days. It does get passing scores from the association on ozone pollution, 24-hour particle pollution and annual particle pollution. Air quality should not be a general concern for seniors, but there may be a few days each year when they are advised to stay inside.

  • Public transportation is readily available around the town via Blacksburg Transit, and senior citizens 65 and older can purchase discounted fares and passes. Public transportation is also available to destinations such as Christiansburg and Roanoke.

  • As is the norm with many college towns, Blacksburg offers some good arts and culture opportunities.  Top venues that can enrich seniors’ lives include the Moss Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech and the Lyric Theatre, both of which are wheelchair accessible.


Paying for Assisted Living in Blacksburg

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Virginia

$4,495.00 Blacksburg
$4,322.00 Christiansburg
$4,000.00 US
$3,450.00 Roanoke
$1,950.00 Salem

Assisted Living costs in Blacksburg start around $4,495 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 Blacksburg 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 Blacksburg

Blacksburg residents may be able to use an optional state supplement from the state’s Auxiliary Grant Program to help pay for assisted living.

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 Blacksburg

Blacksburg 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Blacksburg

Blacksburg-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.