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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Petersburg, VA for 2024

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Petersburg

The Petersburg, Virginia, area has a rich history dating back to the town's founding in 1748. Today, seniors living in Petersburg may enjoy visiting one of the city's impressive array of historical parks and museums. For those seniors and their families who are considering assisted living, Virginia's Department of Social Services licenses 17 different Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in the Petersburg area, including eight in Petersburg and nine more in neighboring communities like Williamsburg, Franklin and Richmond. In Petersburg and throughout Virginia, facilities that provide a minimal level of care are called residential living care, while those that provide more intensive services are known as assisted living care.   

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Petersburg

  • Assisted living communities in the Petersburg area may offer their senior residents outings to local parks, landmarks, shops and museums. Notable attractions include Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg National Battlefield Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.

  • Petersburg is more affordable for seniors than the average American city, with a cost of living that is 9.2 percent below the national average. 

  • The climate in Petersburg is reasonably mild compared to other U.S. cities. Seniors living in Petersburg can expect humid summers and winters with lows in the mid-20s.

  • Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) serves the city's public transportation needs.  Curb-to-curb transportation is available to seniors who qualify under the Americans with Disability Act. PAT offers paratransit services to Petersburg residents aged 70 and older at half price.

  • According to the American Lung Association, Chesterfield County gets passing grades on air quality measures  a B for high ozone days and an A for 24-hour particle pollution.

  • Seniors and their families should be aware that crime rates in Petersburg are significantly above national and state averages for both violent and property crimes. Across the country, 92 percent of cities are considered safer than Petersburg.

Paying for Assisted Living in Petersburg

Assisted Living costs in Petersburg start around $3,500 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 Petersburg 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.

Cities in Virginia

Mechanicsville

$4,337

Williamsburg

$4,156

US

$4,000

Midlothian

$3,901

Richmond

$3,644

Petersburg

$3,500

Henrico

$2,500

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Petersburg

In 2018, Virginia replaced its old Medicaid waiver programs with a single program called Medicaid Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus). Seniors in Petersburg who believe they may qualify for long-term care assistance are encouraged to contact their local services board for more information.

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

Financial Assistance in Virginia

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 Petersburg

Petersburg 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 Petersburg, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Petersburg

Petersburg-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 Virginia

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Christine

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Spring Oak at TriCities

My mother was in here, but they could not take care of her because of her dietary needs. They were giving her, her medications and assistance with bathing. They had bingo, trips to the Wal-Mart...

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Richard

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Spring Oak at TriCities

My wife is at Spring Oak Assisted Living, and it's good. They have different activities, her room is kept clean, and the staff is very nice and very informative. They get along well with them. The...

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Tricia

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Spring Oak at TriCities

It is a nice, clean place. The staff has been very good and always helpful. When I have any questions or anything, they get them answered. I don't have problems. My mother has told me nothing but...

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