12 Assisted Living Facilities in Lynchburg, VA
Also serving communities of Appomattox, Farmville.
The average cost of assisted living in Lynchburg is $3,176 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Chesterfield with an average starting cost of $2,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 83 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Lynchburg. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Lynchburg 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Chesterfield with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Lynchburg, VA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Lynchburg
Lynchburg is just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia, which have created a number of quiet, suburban areas that are ideal for seniors — 14 percent of the population. There are 13 assisted living facilities in the Lynchburg area, all of which are regulated and licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Lynchburg
- Lynchburg weather is cold in the winter, with lows averaging below freezing between December and March, with about 15 inches of snowfall on average per year. The summer highs peak in the upper 80s and the rest of the year is basically light jacket weather.
- The is good air quality in Lynchburg, as there are no major metropolitan areas around to pollute the air. The Blue Ridge Mountains also help to clean the air and minimize pollution in Lynchburg and the surrounding communities.
- According to Sperling's Best Places scale, cost of living in Lynchburg is 85.7, well under the state index of 107 and the national median of 100. Necessities like groceries (92), utilities (107) and transportation (89) fall between the state and national averages.
- Lynchburg has a surprisingly high crime rate when considering the size of the city as a whole. At 3.72 violent crimes per 1000 residents it is higher than the state average of 2.18 for violent crime per 1,000 people. However, it is still below the national average of 4.0 for violent crime. Overall, Lynchburg is 23 percent safer than other cities in the United States.
- Various services like Home Instead Senior Care will provide transportation for seniors around the Lynchburg area, ranging between running errands to going to religious services to heading to doctor’s appointments. There are also independent transportation providers in the area who may be less expensive.
- The Lynchburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Central Lynchburg General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lynchburg
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Assisted Living costs in Lynchburg start around $3,176 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 Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg
There are Auxillary Grants to help seniors pay for assisted living. For seniors who can’t afford assisted living facilities, and who are 55 years or older and are suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia, the State of Virginia has an Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Waiver. This program is administered through state Medicaid and pays for ALF facilities that are considered a “safe and secure” environment by the state.
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 Lynchburg
Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Lynchburg
Lynchburg-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 Lynchburg
Review of Runk and Pratt at Liberty Ridge
I visited Runk and Pratt at Liberty Ridge, and it was very nice. I liked their activities. They had a movie theater, a bowling alley, a library, and an exercise room. It was all very clean and well... Read more
Review of Bentley Commons at Lynchburg
At first glance, Bentley Commons is beautiful. A closer look shows a shoddily constructed building needing upkeep. The staff is more interested in chatting with each other than taking care of th... Read more
Review of Runk and Pratt at Liberty Ridge
I visited Runk and Pratt at Liberty Ridge, and they were very accommodating. It was a very nice place and I was impressed. It was very clean and friendly. They looked after their residents. They ha... Read more