42 Assisted Living Facilities near Chesapeake, VA
There are 42 Assisted Living Facilities in the Chesapeake area, with 15 in Chesapeake and 27 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Chesapeake is $3,598 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Virginia Beach with an average starting cost of $3,364.
To help you with your search, browse the 270 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Chesapeake. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Chesapeake 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Virginia Beach with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 6 families in Chesapeake find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Chesapeake, call (855) 863-8283.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chesapeake
Chesapeake, Virginia is located in the Newport News / Virginia Beach metropolitan area and along the border of North Carolina and is the third most populated city in the state. It’s a diverse city, with much of its metropolitan area taken up by the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Less than ten percent of the population is over 60 years of age and there are 44 assisted living facilities in the area to serve them. These ALFs are all licensed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services, as they are not nursing homes, which are regulated by the Virginia Department of Health.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chesapeake
- The annual weather in Chesapeake, Virginia is comfortable for about half of the year, with an average of 205 sunny days. Highs in July rise to the high 80s, while January lows are regularly at or below freezing. Chesapeake also averages about 5 inches of snow per year, which is well below the national average but more than most cities on the coast receive.
- Despite being a large city in Virginia and part of a larger metropolitan area, Chesapeake has very good air quality throughout the year. This is due to the nature surrounding it, from the aforementioned Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
- According to Sperlings Best Places scale, Chesapeake has a higher cost of living at 109.5 than the state of Virginia at 107 and the national average of 100. Much of this has to do with the cost of housing at $255,600, which is just slightly higher than the state mean of $252,700. Other necessities like groceries (96.8), health care (99) and utilities (106) are either just above or just below the state and national averages.
- The crime rate in Chesapeake is quite high at 4.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents, almost double the state average at 2.1 and even slightly higher than the national mean of 4.0. It is especially noticeable when it comes to violent crime, making Chesapeake only safer than about 19 percent of cities in the United States.
- I-Ride is a service that exists in the greater Chesapeake area, providing rides for seniors over 60 to doctor’s appointments and other stops on fixed routes in the area. Senior riders will pay very low, discounted rates compared to other passengers for this service.
- The Chesapeake area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Chesapeake
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Chesapeake start around $3,598 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 Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake
The state of Virginia provides financial aid to seniors moving into ALFs through an auxilary grant program. An Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Waiver will cover all ALF costs to those who are 55 years or older and are suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia.
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 Chesapeake
Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chesapeake
Chesapeake-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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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Chesapeake
Review of Chesapeake Place Senior Living
My mother has moved into Chesapeake Place Senior Living. We chose it because I had a better vibe with them. It was a pretty easy move-in experience. The staff is pretty good and super nice. The fac... Read more
Review of Harmony at Oakbrooke
We went to Harmony at Oakbrooke. It was a good tour experience. It was very big and very spacious. The staff was good, super nice, and professional. The facility looked clean and well taken care of... Read more
Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor
My father resided in Georgian Manor for almost 3 years. He was nearly 100 years old when he passed. It was a long journey for him as his health slowly declined, suffering many physical losses unt... Read more