4 Assisted Living Facilities in Charlottesville City, VA


Morningside of Charlottesville

Provides: Assisted Living
491 Crestwood Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
"Kristy of Morningside of Charlottesville was very informative, helpful, and personable. She knew everybody by name and was giving hugs. It was a very pleasant and warm overall ambiance so we're..." More

Martha Jefferson House

Provides: Assisted Living
1600 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
"The facility is not in the best location as it is in the University area near many dorms. The staff was excellent and very caring and kind. The facility was clean, and was decorated very nicely. ..." More

Commonwealth Assisted Living LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
534 East Main Street, Suite B, Charlottesville,...
"Though our visits usually last only for a couple hours, we enjoy the treatment that the staff shows our grammy. They respect her and are always very patient, which are qualities that are very hard..." More

Riverdale Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1329 Riverdale Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902
"I chose Riverdale Assisted Living for my parents. I like that they have their own room, and that was very nice. They have nurses and doctors. It's also the cheapest place that I can find for them...." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Charlottesville City

    Home to three designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Charlottesville, Virginia, residents are able to enjoy the rich cultural history of the area everyday. Almost 11% of these residents are seniors aged 65 years or older, and the area has 11 assisted living facilities for this demographic to choose from.

    All of the assisted living facilities in Charlottesville are regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services, and these fall into one of two categories. There are residential living care and assisted living care facilities, which provide different levels of care.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Charlottesville City

    • Charlottesville is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
    • The Charlottesville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including UVA University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Charlottesville gives residents the chance to appreciate all four seasons with winters bringing an average of 15 inches of snow, compared to the U.S. average of 28, and summer highs in the 80s. This area also gets a full two weeks more of sunny days than the average U.S. city, which is a positive for those with arthritis or joint problems.
    • The cost of living in Charlottesville is 16% higher than the U.S. average and 8% higher than the rest of the state. The most expensive categories include housing, goods and services and healthcare — all of which can drive up the costs associated with assisted living.
    • Charlottesville seniors living off retirement income can enjoy the tax-friendly policies of the state of Virginia. While other forms of retirement income are taxed at a partial rate, Social Security income is exempted.
    • Seniors concerned about their safety of the security of their belongings should consider the crime rates in Charlottesville. Property crime is almost 8% lower than the national average, but violent crime rates are 2% higher.

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures. 

    Paying for Assisted Living in Charlottesville City

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Virginia

    $4,265.00 Albemarle County
    $4,016.00 Goochland County
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,695.00 Orange County
    $3,400.00 Charlottesville City
    $2,895.00 Staunton City
    $2,800.00 Waynesboro City

    Assisted Living costs in Charlottesville City start around $3,400 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 City 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 City

    Virginia's Auxiliary Grant program can provide some financial assistance to residents in assisted living facilities. This grant is only available to those already approved for and receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but the money can be put toward expenses from room and board to maintenance and care. 

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

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    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 City

    Charlottesville City 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 City, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Charlottesville City

    Charlottesville City-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.

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    Other Options in Charlottesville City, VA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Charlottesville City

    • Review of Morningside of Charlottesville

      Kristy of Morningside of Charlottesville was very informative, helpful, and personable. She knew everybody by name and was giving hugs. It was a very pleasant and warm overall ambiance so we're con... Read more

    • Review of Morningside of Charlottesville

      Very nervous moving in here last month. That was until I met the staff. I am a very unique case and they have gone above and beyond to ensure my comfort and safety. Rooms are very nice and clea... Read more

    • Review of Morningside of Charlottesville

      My mom is living at Morningside of Charlottesville. The location seemed really nice. She has been there for a little while and it's been good. Rhonda Moore gave me the tour and information, and she... Read more

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