14 Assisted Living Facilities near Harrisonburg, VA

5 Assisted Living Facilities in Harrisonburg, VA

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Brookdale Harrisonburg

Provides: Assisted Living
2101 Deyerle Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801
"I appreciate everything about Brookdale Harrisonburg. Jennifer was wonderful and very willing to answer questions and show me around. She keeps communicating with me, sends me messages, and answers..." More

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Bellaire at Stone Port

Provides: Assisted Living
1684 Port Hill Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
"Bellaire at Stone Port is fairly new. Outside, the grounds were immaculate. Inside, everything was just really nice, clean, neat, and well-decorated. I only met one person, and she was very..." More

Sunnyside Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
"I was very impressed with Sunnyside's activities. They have a lot of things that you can get involved in. I was impressed by the amount of things that they have. They have a wide selection. The..." More

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Crestwood

Provides: Assisted Living
1501 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
"My husband and I will be moving to The Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. We choose it because we have a daughter, a son-in-law and grandchildren in that area. I am also from that area so it..." More

White Birch Communities

Provides: Assisted Living
847 Oakwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
"My family member lived here for several years I was so impressed with the family attention to detail, the owner is an RN and very knowledgeable about the care of the residents. The facility has a..." More

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Journeys Crossing Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
102 N. Stuart Avenue, Elkton, VA 22827
"I picked Journeys Crossing. The nurses are really nice, friendly, helpful, and take good care of everybody. The rooms are really nice, and I have a good bed. I get to my appointments OK. There are..." More

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TimberView Crossing Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
351 New Market Road, Timberville, VA 22853
"TimberView Crossing is located in Timberville, Virginia, minutes away from downtown, overlooking northern Rockingham County and the scenic ShenandoahValley. TimberView Crossing offers supportive..." More

Willow Estates Retirement

Provides: Assisted Living
180 Titus Drive, Penn Laird, VA 22846
"My mother has been residing at this facility for the past 15 months. We are so very grateful for the wonderful staff, who feel like family to her. Everyone that works there, from the..." More

Shenandoah Place

Provides: Assisted Living
50 Burkholder Lane, New Market, VA 22844
"Our Mom was a resident at Shenandoah Place for many years and I can say that it’s a place like no other. The owners, management team and staff are the most loving and compassionate people. Each..." More

Bridgewater Home

Provides: Assisted Living
302 NORTH SECOND STREET, Bridgewater, VA 22812
"My grandparents spent the last 6 years of their lives living in this community. I was absolutely a beautiful place filled with wonderful people (both staff and neighbors). I know it will be quite a..." More

Life Care Center of New Market

Provides: Assisted Living
315 EAST LEE HIGHWAY, New Market, VA 22844

Shenandoah Valley Village

Provides: Assisted Living
9137 North Congress Street, New Market, VA 22844
"My brother has been here about 25 years an is handicapped. He LOVES it. I would highly recommend it. It is not new but they give them love food an fun an all they need.Very reasonable. Any visits..." More

Elkton Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
516 W. Spotswood Trail, Elkton, VA 22827
"Elkton Manor, although an older facility seems to satisfy the needs of many elderly people with all types of health issues. My grandmother stayed there until she passed away in July of 2010. It..." More

Living Waters - Timberville

Provides: Assisted Living
379 North Main Street, Timberville, VA 22853

Assisted Living near Harrisonburg, VA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Harrisonburg

  • Review of Brookdale Harrisonburg

    Brookdale Harrisonburg had a nice and clean environment. I liked the room size. They had a mingle night, which was healthy for all the people there. They learn from each other, so I thought that wa... Read more

    Joan
  • Review of Bellaire at Stone Port

    This is a place that has great potential but they forget what the major focus is:: The residents! The management is not good, I keep waiting for it to get better but it's not happening. The memory ... Read more

    respect13
  • Review of Brookdale Harrisonburg

    I appreciate everything about Brookdale Harrisonburg. Jennifer was wonderful and very willing to answer questions and show me around. She keeps communicating with me, sends me messages, and answers... Read more

    Rose
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg offers a small-town feel alongside diverse arts and cultural opportunities influenced by James Madison University. Harrisburg is located in the Shenandoah Valley, right off Interstate 81 for easy access to cities such as Washington, D.C. (130 miles away) and Roanoke (110 miles away).

In 2017, Forbes magazine listed Harrisonburg as a great place to retire, and the area has 26 assisted living facilities, with five in Harrisonburg for seniors looking to retire with some help. They are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services to ease residents' activities of daily living and must house at least four residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Harrisonburg

  • The cost of living in Harrisonburg is below average. With 100 being the national average, Virginia scores 107 while Harrisonburg gets 96. Seniors looking for an affordable place in the state could do well in Harrisonburg.

  • Harrisonburg isn’t a place with an abundance of sunny days. The city experiences just 169 sunny days yearly on average. However, it does get slightly below-average amounts of snow and rain, which can encourage seniors to venture outside more.

  • Air quality is a concern for many seniors because excessive pollution may lead to health complications. The numbers for Harrisonburg are mixed. While it’s one of the cleanest areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution, its annual particle numbers are not as impressive. The American Lung Association ranks it 113 out of 187 metropolitan areas, and it ranks 144 out of 227 areas for high ozone days. Seniors should follow air quality alerts and any guidelines for staying inside when necessary.
  • The violent crime rate in Harrisonburg is 16.0 compared with the national average of 31.1, while the property crime rate is 34.6 compared with the national figure of 38.1. The relatively low crime rates may ease seniors’ minds when they venture out and about.

  • Harrisonburg offers public bus service with discounted rates for folks 62 and older. There are also bus routes to cities such as D.C. and Blacksburg. The nearby city of Staunton has Amtrak service, and seniors can take the train from Staunton to places such as Chicago and New York City.

  • Area attractions include the Virginia Quilt Museum, the Carrier arboretum and the art galleries at JMU and Eastern Mennonite University. Seniors and their families have much to choose from for a day out.


Paying for Assisted Living in Harrisonburg

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Virginia

$4,000.00 Timberville
$4,000.00 US
$3,557.00 Harrisonburg
$2,895.00 Staunton
$2,050.00 Elkton

Assisted Living costs in Harrisonburg start around $3,557 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 Harrisonburg 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 Harrisonburg

Virginia offers an optional state supplement called an auxiliary grant that qualifying Harrisonburg residents can use to defray assisted living expenses.

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

Harrisonburg 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 Harrisonburg, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg-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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