8 Assisted Living Facilities in Norfolk City, VA
The average cost of assisted living in Norfolk City is $4,983 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Portsmouth City with an average starting cost of $3,745.
To help you with your search, browse the 33 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Norfolk City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Norfolk City 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Suffolk City with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Norfolk City
Home to the world’s largest naval base and NATO's North American Headquarters, Norfolk is the second-most-populous city in Virginia with over 244,000 residents. Of this population, more than 10 percent are aged 65 and above and may find their living needs changing.
Those older adults in need of daily assistance can find help at one of the 50 Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) available in Norfolk or one of its neighboring communities. In Virginia, ALFs can be classified as either residential living care facilities or assisted living care facilities, both of which are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Norfolk City
- Norwalk is home to a wide variety of arts and cultural activities for seniors to enjoy. Some local favorites include the Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera and Virginia Zoo. The city also has a number of historic districts to visit with notable landmarks, boutiques and local eateries.
- Norfolk area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital and Bon Secours-DePaul Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Both violent and property crime rates are higher in Norfolk than they are on average in Virginia, which is something seniors should keep in mind. Violent crime is rated 24.5 out of 100 and property crime scores 55.5, compared to statewide averages of 14.4 and 28.1 in the same categories, respectively.
- Norfolk has an array of community resources for seniors, including the RPOS Senior Services program, an organization that provides educational, physical, social and cultural activities for adults age 55 and older, and supports the programming of various local seniors clubs, as well as two senior centers.
- At 99.9, the cost of living in Norfolk is on par with the U.S. national average of 100 and lower than the Virginia state average of 113.8, meaning seniors may have extra funds to allocate toward the cost of assisted living services.
- Seniors can navigate the city with the region's public transportation system, Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), which offers discounted fares for adults age 65 and older.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Norfolk City
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Assisted Living costs in Norfolk City start around $4,983 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk City
Care services at an ALF can be expensive, and many Norfolk seniors may find themselves in need of financial assistance to cover the costs. Several state-sponsored programs are available to seniors in Virginia with limited incomes. These programs include the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services' Auxiliary Grant Program and Virginia's Supplemental Security Income.
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 Norfolk City
Norfolk 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 Norfolk City, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Norfolk City
Norfolk 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 Norfolk City
Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall
1st problem is you don't a straight answer to anything. Promises are made and not followed through. I was talked to terrible and left crying. Nothing about this place is good to me. I w... Read more
Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall
Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall was very nice. It was very down the earth. I liked everything about it. It's just farther away and not really accessible to shopping. I was impressed with i... Read more
Review of Province Place of DePaul
Province Place of DePaul is a nice place, clean, new, and has nice people. Everything there was great. When I called them wanting a tour, they said to come on over and they spent about 45 minutes s... Read more