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 $3,227 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Bristol with an average starting cost of $2,520.
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.
3 Assisted Living Facilities in Bristol, VA
2 Assisted Living Facilities near Bristol, VA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bristol
The City of Bristol straddles the border between Virginia and Tennessee, with the state line running down the middle of the main street. The city is the Birthplace of Country Music and seniors may enjoy the Rhythm and Roots Reunion that celebrates this history.
Bristol has a sizable senior population, with almost 20% of the city's 16,000 residents aged 65 and above and there are five assisted living facilities in the area catering to this population. There are two levels of assisted living in Virginia, depending on the level of assistance required, both licensed by the Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bristol
- The Bristol area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Bristol Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Bristol's cost of living is rated at 83.3 on the Sperling index, more than 16 points lower than the U.S. average. Seniors can save money on everyday items, with the cost of healthcare rated at 98.8 and groceries rated at 91.9.
- Public transport in the Greater Bristol area is provided by the Bristol Virginia Transit and Bristol Tennessee Transit systems. Buses for both systems depart from a single point, allowing riders to travel to both sides of the city. Discounted fares are available for seniors on both systems and older adults may also be able to utilize paratransit services.
- Winters in Bristol can be cold, with five months of significant snowfall each year and an average low temperature in January of 24 degrees. The high in July is around 85 degrees. The Sperling comfort index rates Bristol's weather as 7.4 out of 10, making it more comfortable than other Virginia communities.
- Bristol has an overall crime rate of 37 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than 95% of other communities in Virginia. The property crime rate is 33.53, more than 15 points higher than the state median. Violent crime in the city is also higher than the state average, which may be a concern for safety-conscious seniors.
- Social Security income in Virginia is not subject to state sales tax and a large deductible is available to taxpayers 65 and over for other income, including money from pensions and retirement accounts. Medications are exempt from sales tax in Virginia, which may be helpful to seniors with health conditions.
Paying for Assisted Living in Bristol
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Bristol start around $3,227 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
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