11 Assisted Living Facilities in Charlottesville, VA
The average cost of assisted living in Charlottesville is $4,306 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,425. Cheaper nearby regions include Crozet with an average starting cost of $3,495.
To help you with your search, browse the 47 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Charlottesville. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Charlottesville 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Stanardsville with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Charlottesville
Seniors seeking happiness just might want to call Charlottesville home. This Virginia city, which routinely ranks highly on travel lists, was named the third happiest city in the U.S. in 2017, thanks to its beauty, diversity and charm. Charlottesville is home to 11 assisted living facilities, with another two nearby. In Charlottesville, along with the rest of Virginia, assisted living facilities are regulated and licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. The state defines these facilities as non-medical residences where seniors receive personal and health care services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Charlottesville
- Seniors living in Charlottesville will experience a wide range of temperatures throughout the year. Average high temperatures are 45 degrees in January and 87 degrees in July. The area also sees about 16 inches of snowfall every year, making it suitable for seniors who enjoy all four seasons.
- Charlottesville's cost of living is higher than the national average. As a result, seniors can expect assisted living costs to be higher than average as well.
- Crime in Charlottesville is higher than average. Both violent crime rates and property crime rates exceed the Virginia and national averages. A senior's chances of being a victim of a property crime in the city is about 1 in 33.
- Seniors in Virginia won't have their social security income taxed, which results in more money in the bank for assisted living expenses.
- The Charlottesville Area Transit, or CAT, operates fixed route buses that run throughout the city. Some seniors may be eligible to use paratransit services, which include a reservation-based, shared-ride, door-to-door program for those individuals who cannot use the fixed route buses.
- The Charlottesville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the University of Virginia Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Charlottesville
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Charlottesville start around $4,306 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 Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville
Eligible seniors can reduce their out-of-pocket assisted living expenses through one state program. The Virginia Department of Social Services' Auxiliary Grant Program provides a supplement to social security income for in-need seniors who must meet financial or disability requirements. This supplement can go toward assisted living expenses.
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 Charlottesville
Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Charlottesville
Charlottesville-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.
Other Options in Charlottesville, VA
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Charlottesville
Review of Our Lady of Peace
We have found Our Lady of Peace to be an exemplary place for Independent, Assisted and Dementia Care. We have a family member in each area and love the care they get. I am somewhat baffled by t... Read more
Review of Morningside of Charlottesville
We went to Morningside of Charlottesville. The tour was good, but we couldn't get in there because of financial reasons. The staff members were OK. The room was good. They had studios and apartment... Read more
Review of RoseWood Village at Greenbrier Drive
RoseWood Village Assisted Living at Greenbrier Drive is extremely clean. It's like a Hilton, or a Marriot going inside, it has beautiful flowers, and it's very nicely furnished. The rooms are beaut... Read more