10 Assisted Living Facilities in James City, VA
The average cost of assisted living in James City is $3,888 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Newport News City with an average starting cost of $3,350.
To help you with your search, browse the 55 reviews below for assisted living facilities in James City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in James City 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Lancaster County with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 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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What to Consider About Assisted Living in James City
James City County was established in 1607 and is home to various historic sites including the Powhatan Creek Trail and the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot Soldier of the American Revolution. Seniors can enjoy getting to see these sites first-hand before going back to one of the 10 assisted living facilities in the area.
These facilities, as well as those statewide, are overseen by the Virginia Department of Social Services. The state classifies assisted living facilities as either assisted living care or residential living care, with the residential category providing a less-involved level of care.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in James City
- The James City area enjoys hot summers with highs into the high 80s, and winter lows don't often dip below the low 30s, which is a benefit to seniors who don't tolerate extreme cold. The area sees about 9 more inches of rain than the U.S. average but only 7 inches of snow compared to the national average of 28 inches.
- For seniors on a fixed retirement income, the high cost of living in the James City area can be an issue. Overall, it costs about 16% more to live in this area, but much of that is taken up by the high housing costs which may not be a concern for seniors.
- Crime rates in James City and the surrounding area are low, which can help seniors and their families feel safer. Violent crimes rates are 60% lower than the national average, and property crime rates are half that of the rest of the country.
- For seniors looking to make the most of their retirement income, Virginia is a fair option. Social Security income is exempt from taxes, and there's a generous deduction available to seniors for other types of retirement income.
- Seniors who want to be able to get around the James City area independently can use the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority. It covers James City County and Williamsburg and offers reduced fairs for seniors.
- James City has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Williamsburg,
Paying for Assisted Living in James City
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Assisted Living costs in James City start around $3,888 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
For Virginia seniors already receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and in need of help paying for assisted living care, the Auxiliary Grant program may be an option. Funds from this program can be used to help offset the cost of personal care expenses as well as room and board.
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 Dominion Village at Williamsburg
My mother went to Dominion Village at Williamsburg for respite care. Our experience was very good. If we go on vacation again my mom will go back there. The staff was extremely friendly, very atten... Read more
Review of Morningside of Williamsburg
Morningside of Williamsburg's care is good. My friend has already moved in. The staff is good and the layout is nice. The place was clean and well-maintained. The dining area is really nice. Read more
Review of Dominion Village at Williamsburg
My wife and I were highly impressed with Dominion Village at Williamsburg. My wife is a registered nurse who teaches nursing so she goes to different places for tours with her students, and she was... Read more