Located about 50 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., Fredericksburg is a small town over 3,000 seniors call home. Mary Washington Hospital, one of the state’s top 10 emergency medical centers, is located in the city and likely the reason why this town of nearly 28,000 residents has so many more physicians per capita compared to the national average.

For seniors who aren’t able to live at home but don’t require hospitalization or placement in a nursing home, assisted living may be an ideal care arrangement. Assistance with daily living activities and medication reminders are common, and many facilities offer on-site rehabilitative services such as physical and speech therapies. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, Fredericksburg’s seniors can expect to pay about $5,948 a month for assisted living, higher than what most seniors pay throughout the country.

After covering the cost of senior care, this guide goes into resources that could help seniors find their ideal assisted living community and pay for their care. Programs to support seniors who need to continue living at home are also included.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Fredericksburg, VA

2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020

Chancellor’s Village

12100 Chancellor’s Village Lane, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

My mother will be moving into Chancellor’s Village. I had visited both independent and assisted living because the original plan was that my mom and my father would go into independent living, but my … (read more)
My mother will be moving into Chancellor’s Village. I had visited both independent and assisted living because the original plan was that my mom and my father would go into independent living, but my … (read more)

2015, 2016

Greenfield of Spotsylvania

9300 Onyx Court, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

Situated south of Washington D.C., Greenfield of Spotsylvania is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, a history-rich city which is close to four major Civil War battlefields, Spotsylvania National Mil … (read more)
Situated south of Washington D.C., Greenfield of Spotsylvania is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, a history-rich city which is close to four major Civil War battlefields, Spotsylvania National Mil … (read more)

2019

Harmony at Falls Run

60 Brimley Drive, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406

Located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, Harmony at Falls Run is close to the Fredericksburg Shopping Center, Mary Washington Hospital and the urban amenities of Washington, DC. Visitors consiste … (read more)
Located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, Harmony at Falls Run is close to the Fredericksburg Shopping Center, Mary Washington Hospital and the urban amenities of Washington, DC. Visitors consiste … (read more)

Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg

3500 Meekins Dr., Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg was rather run down. It definitely needed some sprucing up. It kind of looked like a DIY project. There were torn screens in the windows, and it just wasn’t a … (read more)
Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg was rather run down. It definitely needed some sprucing up. It kind of looked like a DIY project. There were torn screens in the windows, and it just wasn’t a … (read more)

Bickford of Spotsylvania

5000 Spotsylvania Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

Bickford of Spotsylvania is near Interstate 95 and Cosner’s Corner shopping mall in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Visitors are impressed by this facility, which they describe as gorgeous, and they prais … (read more)
Bickford of Spotsylvania is near Interstate 95 and Cosner’s Corner shopping mall in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Visitors are impressed by this facility, which they describe as gorgeous, and they prais … (read more)

Charter Senior Living of Fredericksburg

20 Heartfields Lane, Fredericksburg, VA, 22405

I went and it was fine, there was activity going on, the open area there was nice, but it seemed a little dark to me and with a dark atmosphere. They seemed very professional, they showed me everythin … (read more)
I went and it was fine, there was activity going on, the open area there was nice, but it seemed a little dark to me and with a dark atmosphere. They seemed very professional, they showed me everythin … (read more)

Commonwealth Senior Living at Fredericksburg

1001 Northside Dr., Fredericksburg, VA, 22405

We toured Commonwealth Senior Living at Fredericksburg. We only looked at their studios. It was very homey, and it felt comfortable. However, the rooms weren’t exactly what we were looking for. The to … (read more)
We toured Commonwealth Senior Living at Fredericksburg. We only looked at their studios. It was very homey, and it felt comfortable. However, the rooms weren’t exactly what we were looking for. The to … (read more)

Fredericksburg Assisted Living

3902 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

My mom already moved to Fredericksburg Assisted Living. The people are wonderful; the staff really cares about my mom and getting her acclimated on the schedule. When you look at the facility, it’s qu … (read more)
My mom already moved to Fredericksburg Assisted Living. The people are wonderful; the staff really cares about my mom and getting her acclimated on the schedule. When you look at the facility, it’s qu … (read more)

2022

Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg

5308 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407

Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg is situated near the Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area and Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Visitors mention the beautiful, resort-like building t … (read more)
Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg is situated near the Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area and Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Visitors mention the beautiful, resort-like building t … (read more)

Woodmont Center

11 Dairy Ln, Fredericksburg, VA, 22405

My mother is currently in here for rehab. The facility is not clean and the employees are not responsive when you hit the button for emergencies. No one shows up, so good luck if you have an actual … (read more)
My mother is currently in here for rehab. The facility is not clean and the employees are not responsive when you hit the button for emergencies. No one shows up, so good luck if you have an actual … (read more)

Hughes Home, Inc.

100 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

Hughes Home Inc. sits along the banks of the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It’s a short drive from Market Square, which is home to a variety of shops and restaurants that include For … (read more)
Hughes Home Inc. sits along the banks of the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It’s a short drive from Market Square, which is home to a variety of shops and restaurants that include For … (read more)

Marian Manor of Stafford

177 Old Potomac Church Road, Stafford, VA, 22554

My mother is on the waiting list for Marian Manor of Stafford. It’s all in one facility there. Everything was really nice there; we liked it a lot. The rooms were also nice and clean, and the staff me … (read more)
My mother is on the waiting list for Marian Manor of Stafford. It’s all in one facility there. Everything was really nice there; we liked it a lot. The rooms were also nice and clean, and the staff me … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Fredericksburg

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 Fredericksburg

Virginia’s Assisted Living facilities are licensed by the state’s Department of Social Services which categorizes the facilities into two groups: residential care and assisted living care. The former describes facilities offering a light level of assistance, and the latter indicates a community providing a higher but moderate level of care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fredericksburg

  • The city’s largest medical facility, Mary Washington Hospital, is ranked No. 6 in the state by U.S. News & World Reports.
  • Partially funded by the public transportation system, Mobility Options Transportation provides disabled seniors in Fredericksburg with low-cost transportation.
  • Cost of Living in Fredericksburg is higher than the state and national averages, but Fredericksburg’s seniors generally pay less for their utilities and transportation services.
  • For seniors at least 65 years of age, the city offers property tax relief. To qualify, seniors must have a total net worth below $300,000 and a total household income below $50,000.
  • Fredericksburg receives less snow than the national average, but it also has about 10 less sunny days a year.
  • Both violent and property crime rates in the city are above the nationwide rates, but Fredericksburg has gotten steadily safer over the past 20 years.
  • Fredericksburg has essentially perfect water quality and more than three times the average number of physicians per capita .

Paying for Assisted Living in Fredericksburg

The median cost of assisted living in Fredericksburg is $5,948 a month. On average, seniors in assisted living communities throughout the state spend $698 less on their care, and throughout the country, they save an average of $1,448 each month.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, the median cost of assisted living is $5,711 and $5,700 a month, respectively. Saving over $1,000 a month compared to seniors in Fredericksburg, Richmond’s seniors pay the least in the area for assisted living. However, the majority of assisted living residents nationwide still spend about $401 less each month on their care.

$5948

Fredericksburg

$5250

Virginia

$4500

The United States

$5711

Harrisonburg

$5700

Charlottesville

$4901

Richmond

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At more than double the cost of assisted living, nursing home care with a private room is the most costly place to receive senior care in Fredericksburg. The second-most costly is a nursing home with semiprivate accommodations which costs an average of $5,519 more a month than assisted living. Homemaker services and home health aides have the same median cost, $5,339 a month, and adult day health care averages $2,282 monthly.

$5339

Homemaker Services

$5339

Home Health Aide

$2282

Adult Day Health Care

$5948

Assisted Living Facility

$11467

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$13049

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Fredericksburg was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Washington, D.C., was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fredericksburg

Eligible seniors can apply for financial assistance for assisted living in Virginia through the Auxiliary Grant and a state supplement to SSI

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

Paying For Assisted Living Facilities 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 Fredericksburg

The following list includes programs and services that may help seniors find an assisted living facility that meets their needs and pay for its care. Resources offering in-home care care services and opportunities to stay active are also included.

Resource

Contact

Service

(540) 376-7298

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services is the go-to resource for former service members who need assistance applying for their pension or filing benefits claims. The office can also advise seniors on its employment and career training opportunities as well as the steps for moving to one of the state's veteran's homes.

(540) 371-3375

Healthy Generations is the Area Agency on Aging serving Fredericksburg's seniors. It manages a wide range of services to benefit seniors including homemaker services, respite care and home delivered meals. It also provides insurance counseling to help seniors find the best long-term care plan for their needs.

(804) 565-1600

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman assists residents of assisted living facilities and other senior care communities in ensuring they receive a high standard of care free of abuse. Family can contact ombudsmen to learn about citation histories of local assisted living communities, as well as get help navigating care financing options. If an issue arises at a facility, seniors and their family can file a complaint with the Ombudsman who will investigate and seek to resolve the matte.  

(540) 507-7000

At the Spotsylvania Senior Center, older adults throughout Spotsylvania County come together to play games, exercise and participate in rewarding hobbies. Bingo, tai chi, crafts and quilting are some of the most frequently scheduled activities.

(540) 371-3375

The S.C.S.E.P. helps older adults re-enter the workforce by matching them with subsidized employment opportunities at local nonprofits and government agencies. Working part time, seniors learn new skills on the job while striving to become competitive enough to obtain an unsubsidized position in the open labor market. Seniors must be at least 55 years of age to qualify for the program.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Virginia