10 Assisted Living Facilities in James City, VA

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Commonwealth Senior Living at William...

Provides: Assisted Living
236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185
"The basic reason we chose Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg over a couple of other places is because they'd provide care for my wife if she progresses with her illness through the end. The..." More

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Brookdale Chambrel Williamsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
3800 Treyburn Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
"Brookdale Williamsburg is a quite nice home for Mom. It's like a condo complex that doesn't look like a retirement community. The food is acceptable, the staff is terrific, and the grounds are..." More

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Dominion Village at Williamsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
4132 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
"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..." More

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Greenfield of Williamsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
251 Patriot Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185
"Greenfield of Williamsburg was a very nice place, but my other siblings thought it was a little more expensive than what they thought we should be investing in. They have very nice accommodations..." More

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The Anderson's Cozy Home

Provides: Assisted Living
136 Little John Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
"Wow! Where to start? Despite our son's unfortunate circumstances, he was very fortunate to have been a resident at Anderson's Cozy Home. After being diagnosed with a nasty disease, FTD, our..." More

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Spring Arbor of Williamsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
935 Capitol Landing Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
"My wife is in Spring Arbor. I liked it better; it’s very suitable. Her accommodations are nice. The memory care unit was just built last year. Everything is new. The fixtures are new, repainted,..." More

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Edgeworth Park at New Town

Provides: Assisted Living
5501 Discovery Park Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23188
"Edgeworth Park at New Town is excellent. So far, the staff members are very friendly, cooperative, and very responsive. I have no complaints. The food and the dining area are both very good...." More

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Colonial Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
8679 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185
"Stay away! Mental patients with anger outbursts out number the assisted living residents. No safety guidelines. Not enough help. Anyone can walk in. " More

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Morningside of Williamsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
440 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185
"Morningside of Williamsburg has been fantastic about everything. I know she plays bingo and I know they have different activities as far as making things craft-wise. I also know that they have..." More

Patriots Colony at Williamsburg

Provides: Assisted Living
6200 Patriots Colony Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188
"Patriots Colony at Williamsburg's staff is fine. They have convalescent care and assisted living, and they have private apartments coming up. The apartments were OK compared to others that I have..." More

    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

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Virginia

    $4,350.00 Gloucester County
    $4,150.00 York County
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,888.00 James City
    $3,350.00 Newport News City
    $3,259.00 Henrico County
    $2,599.00 Hampton City

    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.

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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 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

      Lori
    • 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

      Richard
    • 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

      John
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