Leesburg is a historic town on the Potomac River that’s home to an estimated 53,727 people. Approximately 8.5% are aged 65 and over, drawn in by the town’s laid-back ambiance, beautifully preserved historic architecture and access to excellent medical facilities. Leesburg and the surrounding area are also home to a plethora of wonderful farmers markets, breweries specializing in craft beers and shopping centers offering premium and everyday brands. There’s also a vibrant music and entertainment scene congregated in the Leesburg Arts & Cultural District.

Assisted living facilities are safe and comfortable places for seniors who find some common chores, such as cleaning their homes, more challenging as they age. They are also places for older citizens determined to hold on to as much of their independence as they can, allowing the facilities to prepare their meals and clean their rooms while they otherwise continue to live autonomously. Seniors in Leesburg’s assisted living facilities typically pay $6,000 per month, which is 21.2% more than the state average and 33% above the national average.

This guide introduces average assisted living costs in the surrounding area, reviews the advantages and disadvantages of living in Leesburg and lists some useful resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Leesburg, VA

Morningside House of Leesburg

316 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg, VA, 20175

My mother moved into the Morningside House of Leesburg. The good thing is they offer assisted living, plus they offer four levels of care. Normally, you may have to go to just over a long-term facilit … (read more)
My mother moved into the Morningside House of Leesburg. The good thing is they offer assisted living, plus they offer four levels of care. Normally, you may have to go to just over a long-term facilit … (read more)

Reflections – A Senior Living Community

246 W. Market St, Leesburg, VA, 20176

We went to look at Reflections – A Senior Living Community. There was no garden area. All they had was just the front porch. It was a smaller facility, like an enlarged house, but maybe doubled. You s … (read more)
We went to look at Reflections – A Senior Living Community. There was no garden area. All they had was just the front porch. It was a smaller facility, like an enlarged house, but maybe doubled. You s … (read more)

Meadow Glen of Leesburg

315 Dry Mill Road, SW, Leesburg, VA, 20175

Meadow Glen of Leesburg is situated in the west side of Leesburg, Virginia, in a quiet residential area. Visitors speak highly of the well-maintained, clean floors and walls of the facility. The commu … (read more)
Meadow Glen of Leesburg is situated in the west side of Leesburg, Virginia, in a quiet residential area. Visitors speak highly of the well-maintained, clean floors and walls of the facility. The commu … (read more)

Spring Arbor Of Leesburg

237 Fairview Street, NW, Leesburg, VA, 20176

Spring Arbor Leesburg is an assisted living facility two miles north of Leesburg, Virginia, on the edge of Morven Park. The facility offers rooms to retired seniors who are looking for for the securit … (read more)
Spring Arbor Leesburg is an assisted living facility two miles north of Leesburg, Virginia, on the edge of Morven Park. The facility offers rooms to retired seniors who are looking for for the securit … (read more)

Sunrise at Countryside

45800 Jona Drive, Sterling, VA, 20165

Sunrise at Countryside offers assisted living services for seniors in Sterling, Virginia. This facility is praised by visitors and family members as comfortable and lovely with a staff that is kind an … (read more)
Sunrise at Countryside offers assisted living services for seniors in Sterling, Virginia. This facility is praised by visitors and family members as comfortable and lovely with a staff that is kind an … (read more)

Lovettsville Home Assisted Living

39196 Rodeffer Rd, Lovettsville, VA, 20180

Lovettsville Home Assisted Living in Lovettsville, Virginia, is a senior living facility offering rehabilitation services, hospice care, long-term and respite care and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. T … (read more)
Lovettsville Home Assisted Living in Lovettsville, Virginia, is a senior living facility offering rehabilitation services, hospice care, long-term and respite care and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. T … (read more)

Waltonwood at Ashburn

44141 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, VA, 20147

The entire staff works hard to ensure the needs of my parents are met at every level. For example, Waltonwood staff provide the needed support and care to my parents, one with physical limitations a … (read more)
The entire staff works hard to ensure the needs of my parents are met at every level. For example, Waltonwood staff provide the needed support and care to my parents, one with physical limitations a … (read more)

Tribute at One Loudoun

20335 Savin Hill Dr., Ashburn, VA, 20147

Tribute at One Loudoun is an assisted living and memory care facility a few miles east of Ashburn, Virginia, on the edge of Central Park – One Loudoun. The community offers studio and one-bedroom apar … (read more)
Tribute at One Loudoun is an assisted living and memory care facility a few miles east of Ashburn, Virginia, on the edge of Central Park – One Loudoun. The community offers studio and one-bedroom apar … (read more)

West Falls Center at Falcons Landing

46661 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, VA, 20165


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Leesburg

The Virginia Department of Social Services regulates and oversees assisted living facilities in the state. Direct responsibility belongs to the Division of Licensing Programs, whose work includes inspecting licensed facilities to ensure they are complying with the conditions of their licenses. The division has the authority to revoke licenses from facilities that don’t comply with the Code of Virginia.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Leesburg

  • Sperling’s Best Places gives Leesburg a cost of living index of 149.7, significantly above the state average of 103.7 and the national average of 100. A major factor in this result is the area’s housing costs, reflecting the city’s desirability to homeowners. Of particular interest to seniors considering assisted living are the health costs, which at 99.3, are below the state and national averages.
  • Seniors are safer in Leesburg than in most other cities in the country. According to data published by Neighborhood Scout, property and violent crime in the city is less than half the national average. Seniors can also find comfort from knowing that assisted living communities typically have 24/7 surveillance and security systems for the protection of their residents.
  • Leesburg’s seniors have excellent health care facilities on their doorsteps and easy access to world-class facilities only 50 minutes away in Washington D.C. The city’s primary facility is Inova Loudoun Hospital, ranked #13 in the state and nationally ranked for the high quality of its neurological treatments and surgeries. Leesburg also boasts 123 physicians registered to treat Medicare beneficiaries. These include family doctors, orthopedic surgeons and cardiologists.
  • NV Rides is a network of organizations staffed mainly by volunteers who provide free rides for seniors in Loudoun County. Several local organizations provide drivers, such as Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers. All drivers are submitted to criminal and DMV checks and given one-on-one training prior to taking on their role.
  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, Leesburg has one of the most favorable climates in the area. Although its typical 200 sunny days is five less than average and its 42 inches of rain is above the U.S. average of 38, the city gets less snow, and its climate doesn’t fluctuate wildly like some areas of the country. Winter lows average at 23 degrees Fahrenheit and highs in summer regularly reach 87 degrees. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Leesburg

According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, a typical senior in Leesburg can expect to pay $6,000 per month for assisted living care. This is approximately 21.2% more than that paid by the typical Virginian and 33% more than the average American.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Leesburg is the second most costly city for assisted living in Northern Virginia. Only Harrisonburg, where fees average at $6,286 per month, costs more. In other cities in the area, average costs are significantly less. In Winchester, a senior is likely to pay $4,303, two-thirds of what their peers in Leesburg pay. Over in Maryland, Baltimore’s costs average at $5,000, while Hagerstown’s are $4,500.

$6000

Leesburg

$4850

Virginia

$4300

The United States

$4304

Winchester

$6286

Harrisonburg

$4500

Hagerstown, MD

$5000

Baltimore, MD

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Able-bodied seniors in Leesburg can get adult day care for $1,744 per month. Housebound seniors receiving home care typically pay $4,601, while home health care adds an extra $166 every month. At $6,000, assisted living is the most affordable type of care with accommodation, while nursing homes are the most expensive, with average fees of $11,726 and $13,059 for semiprivate and private rooms, respectively.

$4601

Home care

$4767

Home health care

$1744

Adult day health care

$6000

Assisted living

$11726

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$13059

Nursing home (private room)

Note: Data for Leesburg was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Washington D.C., was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Leesburg

Seniors living in Leesburg may qualify for aid through the Auxiliary Grant Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the 1915 (c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program.

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Leesburg

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 Leesburg

The following resources are available to seniors in Leesburg. They provide information for seniors concerned about the quality of their care, medical help for veterans and how able-bodied seniors can utilize their existing knowledge and skills to benefit their communities.

ResourceContactService
Long-Term Care Ombudsman(800) 552-5019Seniors in assisted living facilities and other types of long-term care can register complaints with the Long-term care Ombudsman, who will investigate and seek resolutions with the owners and managers of the facilities. The families of residents and others can also register complaints. Ombudsmen also visit facilities to educate seniors about their rights. Additional services include providing seniors and their families with information about assisted living facilities they may be considering, such as inspection reports and the outcomes of registered complaints.
Washington D.C. VA Medical Center(202) 745-8000The Washington D.C. VA Medical center provides a wide range of health services for U.S. military veterans and their spouses. These include critical care, surgeries, mental health treatments, orthopedics and physical therapies, including surgery recuperation. Additionally, it specializes in the VA Pacemaker Program, which enables telemonitoring of vets implanted with computer-facilitated cardiac devices. It also has a pharmacy and a center dedicated to women’s health. 
Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging(703) 777-0257Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging is a source of multiple services for seniors, offering a range of free resources (although some organizations it refers seniors to may charge fees). The agency is responsible for managing senior centers in the community, where members can participate in a range of activities that can develop the mind and maintain the body. It also organizes health living and disease prevention courses. For seniors not yet ready to consider assisted living, it arranges meals deliveries to their homes and provides training for their caregivers.
RSVP Northern Virginia(703) 246-3460RSVP Northern Virginia specializes in connecting retirees with skills, knowledge and free time with nonprofit organizations that support their communities. Seniors can volunteer to help in several ways, such as working part-time in thrift shops, tending gardens in parks and giving rides to other seniors and low-income families who would otherwise struggle to make medical appointments and collect groceries.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Leesburg

Leesburg-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Leesburg