5 Assisted Living Facilities in Harrisonburg City, 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


Bellaire at Stone Port

Provides: Assisted Living
1684 Port Hill Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
"I recently visited the community in an attempt to find a place for a distant aunt. I was very pleased from the onset of getting to the community. Alice, the concierge, was extremely friendly and..." 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



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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Harrisonburg City

    Harrisonburg, which is located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, is a vibrant city with over a dozen parks. Among its most popular parks is Hillandale Park, a 74-acre park that marks the entrance to the Rocktown Bike Trails and is home to a reproduction log cabin, several covered picnic areas and a variety of outside exercise equipment.   

    Over 54,000 people reside in Harrisonburg, nearly 9% of whom are age 65 and over. Some seniors in this city choose to reside in assisted living facilities. In Harrisonburg, as in the rest of the state, assisted living facilities are governed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and accommodate seniors who need assistance with daily living activities. There are five facilities located within Harrisonburg proper and nine more nearby.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Harrisonburg City

    • Harrisonburg is a relatively affordable city to live in, especially by Virginia's standards. The overall cost of living here is about 1.5% below the national average and about 15% below the statewide average, making it an economical choice for seniors with limited income. 
    • On a 100-point crime index, Harrisonburg's property crime rate is about two points below the national average at 33.1, and its violent crime rate is about 10 points lower than in the country as a whole at 13.3. This may provide peace of mind for seniors transitioning to assisted living here.   
    • Although Harrisonburg seniors pay income tax on income from retirement accounts, those age 65 and over can claim a tax deduction of up to $12,000. Social Security benefits are not taxed at the state level. 
    • Winters in Harrisonburg are cold with lows around 21 degrees, and the city receives 24 inches of snow on average. Summer highs are around 85 degrees, making Harrisonburg among the cooler cities in the state. This may appeal to seniors who are sensitive to hot weather.  
    • The Harrisonburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sentara RMH Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • According to the American Lung Association, the Harrisonburg region ranks among the cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution. This may make it a good option for seniors who have respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.   

    Paying for Assisted Living in Harrisonburg City

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Virginia

    $4,500.00 Augusta County
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,832.00 Harrisonburg City
    $3,025.00 Rockingham County
    $3,000.00 Page County
    $2,895.00 Staunton City
    $2,800.00 Waynesboro City

    Assisted Living costs in Harrisonburg City start around $3,832 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 City 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 City

    Seniors in Harrisonburg who qualify for Supplemental Security Income may have their assisted living expenses covered by Virginia's Auxiliary Grant.   

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

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    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 City

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Harrisonburg City

    Harrisonburg City-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 Harrisonburg City

    • Review of Bellaire at Stone Port

      I recently visited the community in an attempt to find a place for a distant aunt. I was very pleased from the onset of getting to the community. Alice, the concierge, was extremely friendly and... Read more

    • Review of Bellaire at Stone Port

      I am so thankful for Bellaire at Stone Port Memory Care. My family member is well taken care of and has been doing so well that we’ve seen a vast improvement in her happiness and over-all wellbeing... Read more

    • Review of Bellaire at Stone Port

      Bellaire at Stone Port is a beautiful community with thoughtful, kind staff who instantly greeted me with a and my parents with a smile. I came in on a holiday weekend to visit friends who are livi... Read more

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