Chesapeake, Virginia, is a small coastal city near the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for its low-key, family-friendly ambiance. However, it’s close to larger centers such as Norfolk and Richmond and their amenities. Of Chesapeake’s total population of 249,422, 13.2% are seniors. These older residents find ample health care support, with access to the well-regarded Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Network as well as hospitals and clinics in nearby larger urban centers.
Those who require assisted living care, which delivers personal or medical care in a community setting, will find many options in the area. Care costs can vary from facility to facility depending on the services and amenities they offer, but according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, assisted living care in Chesapeake costs $4,690 per month on average. This price is below the Virginia state average but slightly higher than the U.S. national average.
This guide offers an overview of assisted living in the Chesapeake area. It looks at the costs, benefits and drawbacks of living there and provides funding options and other resources available to seniors.