5 Assisted Living Facilities near Bristol, VA
Also serving communities of Duffield, Big Stone Gap, Dryden.
There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Bristol area, with 3 in Bristol and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Bristol is $3,332 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Bristol with an average starting cost of $2,600.
To help you with your search, browse the 36 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Bristol. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Bristol 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 5 families in Bristol find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Bristol, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Bristol, VA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bristol
Bristol is a twin city that is located right on the Virginia-Tennessee state line, and it is within easy driving distance to West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. The city is home to numerous parks, including Sugar Hollow Park, a 400-acre park with 100 picnic sites, a pool and trails. As of the 2010 census, the region of Bristol that is located in Virginia has nearly 16,000 residents, over 19% of whom are aged 65 and over.
Seniors who are no longer able to live at home alone and wish to transition to a community setting may reside in an assisted living facility. Bristol has five assisted living facilities, including three of which are located on the Virginia side of the city and two of which are in Tennessee. The Virginia facilities are licensed and monitored by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bristol
- The cost of living in Bristol is very low at 17% below the national average, which may make it a financially feasible option for seniors with limited retirement budgets.
- Overall, Bristol has a fairly comfortable climate with low humidity levels year-round, which may make it a good option for seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors. Average summer highs are in the mid-80s, and average winter lows are in the mid-20s.
- Bristol's violent crime rate is roughly on par with the national average, and the city's property crime rate is about seven points higher than the national average on a 100-point crime index. Seniors may want to ensure that the assisted living facility they choose has security measures in place to protect residents from break-ins and thefts.
- The Bristol area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Bristol Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Bristol seniors do not pay income tax at the state level on Social Security income, and they can claim a large deduction to offset the taxes imposed on other types of retirement income.
- Bristol's city-run transit system provides fixed-route service on weekdays. Its pick-up and drop-off points are located near shopping centers and other key points of destination. ADA services are available to those who are unable to use the regular bus service.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Bristol
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Bristol start around $3,332 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 Bristol 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 Bristol
Qualifying seniors in Bristol may have assisted living services covered under the state'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 Bristol
Bristol 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 Bristol, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bristol
Bristol-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bristol
Review of Brookdale Bristol
We had a good visiting experience at Brookdale Bristol. The staff member who gave the tour was very nice. She presented everything as well as she could, and I thought she did well. The atmosphere o... Read more
Review of Oakmont at Gordon Park
I toured Oakmont at Gordon Park, and looked at their assisted living level. I found the place to be nice, very pleasant and clean and had a pleasant atmosphere. The staff member who assisted me was... Read more
Review of Oakmont at Gordon Park
Oakmont at Gordon Park was very nice. They were informative, helpful, and gave us some insight. The place itself had lots of light and beautiful, secure courtyards with large porches surrounding it... Read more