11 Assisted Living Facilities in James City, VA
The average cost of assisted living in James City is $3,863 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Newport News City with an average starting cost of $3,350.
To help you with your search, browse the 66 reviews below for assisted living facilities in James City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in James City 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include York County with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in James City find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in James City, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in James City, VA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in James City
James City County is home to Historic Jamestowne, where European settlers first landed in 1607. Here, visitors can enjoy free walking tours with an education specialist or archaeologist to learn about the region's earliest residents and see artifacts that have been uncovered. Since its early days, James City County has grown to more than 76,000 residents, over a quarter of whom are age 65 and over.
Many seniors in James City County who need assistance with personal care and other daily living activities reside in assisted living facilities. There are 10 facilities in this county, all of which are governed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in James City
- James City County seniors do not pay state income tax on Social Security income, and while pension income and withdrawals from retirement accounts are taxable, there is a large deduction to reduce how much tax is levied on these types of income.
- The James City County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Eastern State Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- James City County has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Adult Services program, a program that provides legal intervention, nutrition services and transportation services to area seniors, as well as at least three senior centers.
- Public transit in James City County is provided by the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority, which provides bus and trolley services. Reduced fare is available to seniors age 65 and over.
- The overall cost of living in James City County is about 25% higher than the national average and roughly 10% higher than the statewide average, which may make it unaffordable for seniors with restrictive retirement budgets.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in James City
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Assisted Living costs in James City start around $3,863 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 James 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 James City
In James City County, assisted living services may be paid for by the state's Auxiliary Grant.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
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 James City
James 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 James City, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in James City
James 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 James City
Review of Edgeworth Park at New Town
I toured the facility and really loved it. The people who work there are friendly and they really seem to care about the welfare of the residents that live there. I love the rooms as they are not t... Read more
Review of Dominion Village at Williamsburg
Dominion Village at Williamsburg was much more modest than the others I saw. It was much cheaper, they have small rooms, it was not appointed as beautifully, and it was more cheaply done. I didn't ... Read more
Review of Edgeworth Park at New Town
My husband liked Edgeworth Park at New Town. The marketing director was absolutely marvelous; she was just terrific, but again, it was a more modest facility. The rooms were not big enough, it just... Read more