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.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Chesapeake, VA

2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor

651 River Walk Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA, 23320

Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor is tucked into the outskirts of Chesapeake, VA, right above a beautiful forest. Residents are very thankful for the technology-savvy staff that can answer … (read more)
Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor is tucked into the outskirts of Chesapeake, VA, right above a beautiful forest. Residents are very thankful for the technology-savvy staff that can answer … (read more)

2023

Harmony at Oakbrooke

301 Clearfield Avenue, Chesapeake, VA, 23322

Tucked in beside the VA-168 highway in picturesque Chesapeake, Virginia, Harmony at Oakbrooke is only a short distance away from Chesapeake Regional Health Center and several other medical facilities. … (read more)
Tucked in beside the VA-168 highway in picturesque Chesapeake, Virginia, Harmony at Oakbrooke is only a short distance away from Chesapeake Regional Health Center and several other medical facilities. … (read more)

Chesapeake Place Senior Living

1508 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA, 23320

Friendly and attentive staff, clean rooms and common areas and delicious food are commonly mentioned by residents and their families as reasons they chose Chesapeake Place, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Ac … (read more)
Friendly and attentive staff, clean rooms and common areas and delicious food are commonly mentioned by residents and their families as reasons they chose Chesapeake Place, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Ac … (read more)

Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor

1324 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23320

Cedar Manor is a clean, spacious and modern assisted living facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, offering comfortable apartments and welcoming common areas that family members and residents say are invit … (read more)
Cedar Manor is a clean, spacious and modern assisted living facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, offering comfortable apartments and welcoming common areas that family members and residents say are invit … (read more)

Indian River Residential Community

1012 Justis St., Chesapeake, VA, 23325

Indian River Residential Community, located in Chesapeake, Virginia’s charming Indian River neighborhood, is surrounded by restaurants, shopping centers, banks and other local amenities. The community … (read more)
Indian River Residential Community, located in Chesapeake, Virginia’s charming Indian River neighborhood, is surrounded by restaurants, shopping centers, banks and other local amenities. The community … (read more)

Hill’s Home For Adults

1443 Commerce Ave, Chesapeake, VA, 23324

Hill’s Home for Adults is clean, close by, and has friendly staff. My mother moved there over a month ago. She’s in their assisted living. They were prompt, they helped me switch over her medication, … (read more)
Hill’s Home for Adults is clean, close by, and has friendly staff. My mother moved there over a month ago. She’s in their assisted living. They were prompt, they helped me switch over her medication, … (read more)

Sentara Rehabilitation and Care Residence

776 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23320

Sentara Rehabilitation and Care Residence, in Chesapeake, Virginia, is conveniently located a short distance from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Visitors have high praise for the facility’s staff … (read more)
Sentara Rehabilitation and Care Residence, in Chesapeake, Virginia, is conveniently located a short distance from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Visitors have high praise for the facility’s staff … (read more)

Colonial Home

904 George Washington Hwy North, Chesapeake, VA, 23323

Colonial Home is an assisted living facility in the heart of Chesapeake, Virginia, right on George Washington Highway North. Visitors to the 32-bed community compliment the floor plan of the rooms and … (read more)
Colonial Home is an assisted living facility in the heart of Chesapeake, Virginia, right on George Washington Highway North. Visitors to the 32-bed community compliment the floor plan of the rooms and … (read more)

Parsons Residential Care Center

1005 Deep Creek Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA, 23323

When he was released from the hospital, Dad went to Parsons Residential Care Center. It’s a very old facility, but it was clean and the people were very nice. Unfortunately, he hated it. His room was … (read more)
When he was released from the hospital, Dad went to Parsons Residential Care Center. It’s a very old facility, but it was clean and the people were very nice. Unfortunately, he hated it. His room was … (read more)

Virginia Home for Adults

2701 Border Road, Chesapeake, VA, 23325

Virginia Home for Adults is a comfortable, family-owned home offering assisted living for seniors in Chesapeake, Virginia. Its staff is knowledgeable and friendly and values each resident in the facil … (read more)
Virginia Home for Adults is a comfortable, family-owned home offering assisted living for seniors in Chesapeake, Virginia. Its staff is knowledgeable and friendly and values each resident in the facil … (read more)

Chesapeake Home

1012 N. George Washington Highway, Chesapeake, VA, 23323

The Chesapeake Adult Living Home knew the family members or visitors of all of their residents very well. They are very friendly and the care is excellent, even though it is a small facility less then … (read more)
The Chesapeake Adult Living Home knew the family members or visitors of all of their residents very well. They are very friendly and the care is excellent, even though it is a small facility less then … (read more)

LAV’M Adult Residence

912 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA, 23322

This place is terrible !!! APS is always in& out of there. I had a family member living here & the staff were horrible and rude . If you care about your loved one DO NOT BEING THEM HERE!!! The … (read more)
This place is terrible !!! APS is always in& out of there. I had a family member living here & the staff were horrible and rude . If you care about your loved one DO NOT BEING THEM HERE!!! The … (read more)

The Charity House

2614 Elkhart Street, Chesapeake, VA, 23323


God’s Missing Angels, LLC

301 Croft Crossing, Chesapeake, VA, 23320


The Waterford at Virginia Beach

5417 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

The Waterford at Virginia Beach is located in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, with convenient access to numerous options for shops, dining and entertainment. Residents enjoy the facility’s well-ke … (read more)
The Waterford at Virginia Beach is located in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, with convenient access to numerous options for shops, dining and entertainment. Residents enjoy the facility’s well-ke … (read more)

2021, 2022, 2023

Harmony at Independence

2077 S. Independence Boulevard , Virginia Beach, VA, 23453

We toured Harmony at Independence. Their apartments were beautiful. It had a more modern feeling, it was spacious, it had a full kitchen area. The staff member was very informative, she was really nic … (read more)
We toured Harmony at Independence. Their apartments were beautiful. It had a more modern feeling, it was spacious, it had a full kitchen area. The staff member was very informative, she was really nic … (read more)

Bickford of Virginia Beach

2629 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

I visited Bickford of Virginia Beach, and it was fabulous. The people and the staff there, and everything, was fabulous. They gave us so much information and made us feel like this could be the place … (read more)
I visited Bickford of Virginia Beach, and it was fabulous. The people and the staff there, and everything, was fabulous. They gave us so much information and made us feel like this could be the place … (read more)

Harbor’s Edge Retirement Community

One Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA, 23510

Harbor’s Edge Retirement Community is nestled between Riverside Park and the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. Residents and visitors say that Harbor’s Edge is in an exceptional location, providin … (read more)
Harbor’s Edge Retirement Community is nestled between Riverside Park and the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. Residents and visitors say that Harbor’s Edge is in an exceptional location, providin … (read more)

Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall

890 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA, 23502

Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall is located near downtown Norfolk, Virginia, just south of Virginia Wesleyan College. Studio and one-bedroom apartments are outfitted with cable and wifi. The g … (read more)
Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall is located near downtown Norfolk, Virginia, just south of Virginia Wesleyan College. Studio and one-bedroom apartments are outfitted with cable and wifi. The g … (read more)

Commonwealth Senior Living at King’s Grant House

440 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Commonwealth Senior Living at King’s Grant House is a senior living facility that offers assisted living and memory care services in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia. Residents and visitors give hig … (read more)
Commonwealth Senior Living at King’s Grant House is a senior living facility that offers assisted living and memory care services in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia. Residents and visitors give hig … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Chesapeake

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Virginia. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Chesapeake

The Virginia Department of Social Services, Assisted Living Facilities Division oversees long-term assisted living care in Chesapeake and the rest of the state. The division handles regulations, personnel background checks and licensing and ensures facilities uphold standards to keep residents safe and healthy.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Chesapeake

  • According to Kiplinger, Virginia is fairly tax-friendly for seniors, whether they live in an assisted living facility or independently. Seniors can apply for tax relief from property tax, and sales tax is already fairly low at 5.75% for combined state and local tax. Further, the state doesn’t tax Social Security income, and there is a $12,000 deductible for other forms of pension or retirement income. There is no estate or inheritance tax.
  • Although several cities in Virginia are AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities members, including Roanoke and Charlottesville, Chesapeake isn’t one yet. The AARP Network consists of communities worldwide committed to making their cities welcoming for all ages. Chesapeake enjoys some features that contribute to an age-friendly community, including a Comprehensive Plan for 55 and Better
  • In terms of crime, Chesapeake is a relatively safe place to call home. Violent crime is below the national average, and property crime has steadily decreased since 2010. Chesapeake is a city of liveable neighborhoods, good schools and families, so it is likely to remain safe for seniors.
  • Compared to other states, Virginia ranks 12th for long-term care and 28th in overall U.S. health rankings, according to America’s Health Rankings. The city has accessible, comprehensive health care, and the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare provider network has a specialty department for senior care.
  • Chesapeake residents enjoy proximity to the beach and a temperate climate. They get slightly more rain than the rest of the U.S. but also much less snow and more sunny days on average. Summer months can be uncomfortably warm, but overall, this part of Virginia has a comfortable climate and reasonable air quality.

Paying for Assisted Living in Chesapeake

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, it costs an average of $4,690 per month for assisted living care in Chesapeake. This cost is $560 lower than the state average of $5,250 per month and $190 more than the national average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Chesapeake is one of the least expensive Virginia cities. In Richmond, to the north, the monthly average for assisted living care is $4,901. In Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, costs average $5,711 and $5,700, respectively. The most expensive city is Roanoke, where the monthly average price is $5,925.

$4690

Chesapeake

$5250

Virginia

$4500

United States

$4901

Richmond

$5925

Roanoke

$5711

Harrisonburg

$5700

Charlottesville

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living care in Chesapeake is less expensive than in-home care, which consists of non-medical assistance in the home, and home health care, which includes some rudimentary medical care. These options cost an average of $4,767. Adult day care is the least expensive senior care option, while nursing home care is the most expensive at an average of $8,410 per month for a semiprivate room.

$4767

In-Home Care

$4767

Home Health Care

$1690

Adult Day Health Care

$4690

Assisted Living Facility

$8410

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Note: Care cost data for Chesapeake was not available, so data for the closest city, Virginia Beach, was used instead.

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.

Paying for Assisted Living in Virginia

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 offers free resources for seniors requiring assisted living care to address important topics such as health care and legal affairs but also provides information about wellness, nutrition, recreation and educational programs.

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(804) 565-1600

Located in Henrico, the office advocates for long-term care residents and investigates complaints from seniors, caregivers and the public. The ombudsman program is an important nationwide initiative aimed at keeping the most vulnerable members of society safe and secure.

(757)
461- 9481

SSSEVA offers a wide range of services and programs for area seniors. From Medicare benefits counseling to transportation and wellness programs, this is a one-stop hub for elders seeking help and recreation. It offers several online resources and can refer seniors to other professional medical and social providers.

(804) 525-7728

Senior Navigator is a mostly online clearinghouse for local services and programs for Virginia seniors. It connects care providers with up-to-date information about various federal, state and regional programs for elder medical, funding and wellness needs. The service is a project of the Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving.

(757)
822-6259

One of several senior community centers in Chesapeake, the Rokeby Center offers instructional and educational programs and workshops for residents over 55 years old. Active seniors can take a class, socialize and attend senior-focused events. 

(757) 623-7584

Mental health referrals and other supports are available to veteran seniors and their families at the center. Counselors can help with several issues and refer eligible senior vets to providers with age-focused specialties in health care and social services. 

(757) 724-7001

Based in the Hampton Roads area north of Chesapeake, the Senior Advocate compiles resources, information and event listings that concern seniors, their families and caregivers. The organization enlightens and empowers the senior population and the professional sector that cares for them.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Chesapeake

Chesapeake Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Virginia