Assisted Living in Norfolk

47 Communities

Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall

890 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA
$$$$
11 reviews
Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall is located near downtown Norfolk, Virginia, just south of Virginia Wesleyan College. Studio and one-bedroom apartments are outfitted with cable and wifi. The garden and patio provide a place to relax, while the library stimulates residents' minds. Loved ones and residents appreciate the spacious rooms and recreational areas. Residents can go to the on-site salon or use the provided transportation for outings. Physical therapists visit ... (read more)
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Harbor's Edge Retirement Community

One Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA
$$$$
4 reviews
Harbor's Edge Retirement Community is nestled between Riverside Park and the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. Residents and visitors say that Harbor's Edge is in an exceptional location, providing picturesque views of the waterfront. Residents and guests love that this facility has three distinct restaurants, all of which serve exceptional food. Harbor’s Edge also receives compliments for scheduling many fun activities, such as bingo games and scuba diving excursions. Re... (read more)
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Commonwealth Senior Living at The Ballentine

7211 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA
$$$$
4 reviews
Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine is in the beautiful waterfront city of Norfolk, Virginia, home of Naval Station Norfolk. This assisted living and memory care facility offers companion suites and a dining room for shared meals and socializing. Additional amenities include a beauty/barber shop, television room, party space, library, garden and a patio. Residents enjoy a wide variety of activities ranging from music to religious services to book clubs. Relatives of ... (read more)
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Shepherd's Village at Park Avenue

805 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA
$$$$
1 review
Shepherd's Village at Park Avenue is right in the heart of Norfolk, Virginia and offers residents the opportunity to live in an urban atmosphere. The facility provides transportation to planned activities in downtown Norfolk, such as visits to the opera house and area museums. The residents can visit with loved ones in the solarium, which provides an excellent view of Norfolk State University's campus. Residents have all meals provided and overseen by a licensed dietitian. Am... (read more)
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Lydia Roper Home

127 E. 40th Street, Norfolk, VA
$$$$
3 reviews
Lydia Roper Home is nestled in Norfolk, Virginia, two blocks from a local park, shopping centers and a garden center. Visitors note the facility's friendly staff and helpful administration, as well as the beautiful, individual rooms. The facility boasts two huge living rooms with TVs, a game room with bingo, a recreation room, a beautiful dining room and two church services per week. Residents enjoy the community's private bathrooms, great closet space and the genuinely warm ... (read more)
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Sentara Village at Norfolk

251 S Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA
$$$$
4 reviews
Sentara Village at Norfolk is located in the Easton Forest section of Norfolk, Virginia, just south of the intersection of Interstate 64 and Interstate 264. Residents and visitors appreciate the politeness and professionalism of the staff as well as the cleanliness of the facility. Residents praised the dining area for its high quality and enjoy a wide mix of activities, including bingo, gardening, shopping trips and group outings. Sentara offers several amenities, including ... (read more)
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Province Place of DePaul

6403 Granby St, Norfolk, VA
$$$$
7 reviews
Located across the street from the Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center and Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, Province Place is a neighborhood-style assisted living facility. Residents reside in one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites clustered into "neighborhoods" that center on a community kitchen, living room and dining room. This gives residents the chance to make connections with those they share the facility with while enjoying an “at home” feel. Residents and visitors comment on ... (read more)
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Envoy of Thornton Hall

827 NORVIEW AVENUE, Norfolk, VA
$$$$
9 reviews
Situated in an easily accessible location in Norfolk, Virginia, Envoy of Thornton Hall is an assisted living center that provides assisted living and nursing care to residents. The staff is made up of nurses, therapists and registered health care professionals who consistently aim to meet each resident's needs and requirements. Residents and visitors have consistently commented on how clean Envoy of Thornton Hall is and have applauded the level of attention and care provided ... (read more)
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Ballentine Manor

2333 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA
$$$$
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The Waterford at Virginia Beach

5417 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA
$$$$
32 reviews
The Waterford at Virginia Beach is located in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, with convenient access to numerous options for shops, dining and entertainment. Residents enjoy the facility's well-kept, attractive building and sunny courtyard, and give high praise to the dining room's well-balanced, healthy and delicious meals. Loved ones notice the residents´ happy demeanor and their engagement in frequent activities like bingo, cook-offs, religious services, yoga and regul... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 47 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Norfolk is $2,695 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Norfolk

Norfolk is known for its water, including seven miles of Chesapeake Bay coastline and 144 miles of shoreline wrapped around the Bay, lakes and rivers. Seniors who love the water and want to call Norfolk home have countless outdoor opportunities in this waterfront city. Norfolk is home to nine assisted living facilities, with another 44 located in nearby cities like Portsmouth.

Virginia's Department of Social Services operates and licenses assisted living facilities in Norfolk and throughout the state. The state defines assisted living care as those non-medical residences that provide moderate assistance, including personal and health care services, to its residents. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Norfolk

  • Seniors living in Norfolk will enjoy plenty of warm weather during the spring and summer months, with average highs peaking in July at 87 degrees. During the winter, average highs reach the upper 40s and low 50s. 

  • Cost of living in Norfolk is just under the national average. However, assisted living expenses are typically higher than average, which can put a strain on seniors' budgets.

  • Crime in Norfolk is a problem, with the city being safer than just 6 percent of U.S. cities. Violent crime and property crime rates both exceed Virginia and national averages. Property crime, in particular, is a problem, with seniors having a 1 in 24 chance of being the victim of a property crime like burglary or motor vehicle theft.

  • Virginia does not tax social security income, which means seniors will have some extra money in the budget to apply toward assisted living expenses.

  • The Hampton Roads Transit operates fixed route buses throughout Norfolk. Seniors, Medicare cardholders and individuals with disabilities receive reduced fares. In addition, buses include priority seating, wheelchair accessibility and low-floor kneeling buses for easier accessibility.

  • The Norfolk area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Norfolk

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Virginia

$4,403.00 Norfolk
$4,000.00 US
$3,804.00 Suffolk
$3,797.00 Chesapeake
$3,745.00 Portsmouth
$3,559.00 Virginia Beach
$2,527.00 Hampton
$2,250.00 Newport News

Assisted Living costs in Norfolk start around $4,403 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 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

Norfolk seniors can receive financial assistance for assisted living expenses through one state program. The Virginia Department of Social Services' Auxiliary Grant Program offers an optional state supplement to age- and income-eligible seniors receiving supplemental security income. This need-based program can provide a monthly stipend that seniors can put toward assisted living costs. 

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

Norfolk 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Norfolk

Norfolk-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.