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.