1 Assisted Living Facility in Chatham, VA

Oak Grove Lodge Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
220 Oak Grove Lane, Chatham, VA 24531
"My mother-in-law went to Oak Grove Residential Care today, and she has settled in. It feels good. Everybody is friendly. The place is clean and very accommodating. Her room looks small, but very..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chatham

    Chatham is the county seat of Pittsylvania County in southern Virginia. It's popular for classic car enthusiasts who show their autos at the monthly Chatham Cruise-Ins. Of the population of 1,200, 28.2 percent are seniors over 62.  To serve this group, there is one assisted living facility in Chatham abd four more nearby. The Virginia Department of Social Services regulates assisted living facilities, defining them as non-medical residential communities providing health care, personal care services and 24-hour supervision. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chatham

    • Residents of Chatham experience all four seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with July highs reaching 87 degrees, while winters are chilly, with January lows around 25. Seniors affected by high heat may be uncomfortable in the summer. 
    • Cost of living in Chatham is 78.71, compared against a U.S. base of 100. Housing is 44, compared to the base of 100, while health care and grocery costs fall more in line with the average. Seniors on a fixed income may find assisted living costs are more affordable here. 
    • Crime rates in the U.S. are measured on a scale from 1 to 100, with 1 representing the safest communities. Chatham violent crime rates are 32, compared to the national average of 31.1, while property crimes are 31.1, compared to 38.1 for the rest of the nation.
    • Air quality in Chatham is 68, measured on a scale of 1 to 100. Seniors with respiratory concerns may find it easier to breathe here. 
    • The Commonwealth of Virginia grants certain tax breaks for senior citizens over 65, including all or part of their real estate taxes, personal property tax on one vehicle, the vehicle registration/license fee and the solid waste fee. Criteria changes from year to year; however, these breaks may free up more funds to pay for assisted living fees. 
    • The Chatham area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Centra Gretna Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Chatham

    Average Monthly Costs

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    Assisted Living costs in Chatham start around $0 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 Chatham 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 Chatham

    Currently, Virginia has two different assisted living waivers, both of which have enrollment caps. The second is a combination of two different state-funded waivers, the Elderly or Disabled Waiver with Consumer Direction (EDCD) and the Technology Assisted Waiver. This new program, the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Medicaid Waiver (CCC+), helps offset costs for assisted living for both seniors and those with a qualifying disability. 

    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 Chatham

    Chatham 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 Chatham, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chatham

    Chatham-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 Chatham, VA

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Chatham

    • Review of Oak Grove Lodge Residential Care

      My mother-in-law went to Oak Grove Residential Care today, and she has settled in. It feels good. Everybody is friendly. The place is clean and very accommodating. Her room looks small, but very ac... Read more

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