44 Assisted Living Facilities near Portsmouth, VA

7 Assisted Living Facilities in Portsmouth, VA

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Mayfair House

Provides: Assisted Living
901 Enterprise Way, Portsmouth, VA 23704
"We chose Mayfair House for my parents and it has been two months since they have been there. The place is very clean. All of the employees that we met are very caring and attentive. They take care..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchl...

Provides: Assisted Living
4916 West Norfolk Rd., Portsmouth, VA 23703
"As I walked around Churchland, I saw the staff interacting with the residents. It was very nice, it was clean, and the rooms were clean. The workers seemed to enjoy what they were doing, and the..." More

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Province Place of Maryview

Provides: Assisted Living
One Bon Secours Way , Portsmouth, VA 23703
"Everyone was very friendly on the tour and I liked the neighborhoods and private dining rather than a big cafeteria. The staff seems to genuinely care about their residents. " More

Lillian's Loving Care

Provides: Assisted Living
3736 Turnpike Road, Portsmouth, VA 23701
"I thought it was a well run place, and it residents seem well care and happy. My friend liked it. Shd hasn't decided yet, but Lillian's Loving care is at the top of her list. " More

Emily Green Shores

Provides: Assisted Living
500 Westmoreland Avenue, Portsmouth, VA 23707
"My dad is in Emily Green Shores. They have a library, a salon, a big living room, and they just got a new kitchen. They have no pool." More

Bell's Residential Adult Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
3720 Deep Creek Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23702

Westhaven Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
3610 County Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707

37 Assisted Living Facilities near Portsmouth, VA

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The Waterford at Virginia Beach

Provides: Assisted Living
5417 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"The Waterford at Virginia Beach was really good and you get what you pay for. It seems very organized, well-kept, and I was impressed with the staff. The residents looked well-kept, and the staff..." More

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Caring Star 2018

Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgia...

Provides: Assisted Living
651 River Walk Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23320
"My 98 year old mother has lived at Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor in Chesapeake for 4 years. The entire staff – management, nurses, aides, kitchen, housekeeping and maintenance –..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Dominion Village at Chesapeake

Provides: Assisted Living
2856 Forehand Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23323
"I would HIGHLY recommend Dominion Village Assisted Living to anyone that is looking for a comfortable, clean, loving atmosphere for themselves or a family member. My Aunt has special needs and..." More

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The Crossings at Independence

Provides: Assisted Living
2077 S. Independence Boulevard , Virginia Beach...
"The Crossings at Independence understands the business they're in. It's a very attractive property. There's plenty of parking and chairs to sit on if you needed to outside the front door and by all..." More

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Chesapeake Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1508 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320
"I toured this community. The staff was friendly and attentive to the residents. The lady I had an appointment with was pleasant and helpful. She gave us a lot of information and answered questions..." More

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The Crossings at Harbour View

Provides: Assisted Living
5871 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23435
"My wife and I live in a very comfortable apartment in the independent living section of The Crossings at Harbour View and we enjoy life here very much. I refer to the section that we live in as..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at King's ...

Provides: Assisted Living
440 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
"My mother-in-law is a resident of Commonwealth Senior Living at Kings Grant House. It's a nice building and she has her own room. We often have a meal there and there's music and dancing after the..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall

Provides: Assisted Living
890 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502
"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..." More

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The Crossings at Oakbrooke

Provides: Assisted Living
301 Clearfield Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23322
"The Crossings at Oakbrooke was beautiful. It was a very nice community. They had a very beautiful studio apartment that I was interested in, but I couldn't get my things together in time to get..." More

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Harbor's Edge Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
One Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
"Harbor’s Edge is a huge high-rise. It’s expensive and would be overwhelming for mother. It’s very nice inside, and the rooms are beautiful, but it would be too big for mom. The food was very nice. " More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at The Bal...

Provides: Assisted Living
7211 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505
"I visited The Ballentine. It looked like a nursing home even from the lobby when you walked in. I did talk to the staff there and got some information regarding how being a veteran can help to..." More

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Shepherd's Village at Park Avenue

Provides: Assisted Living
805 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504
"Sheperd’s Village is not a place I would put my mother. When you walked in, you felt like you were in a low budget nursing home. They did not have funding for recreational activities, and the..." More

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Pritchard Road Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
206 Pritchard Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
"At Pritchard Road Assisted Living, our goal is to provide our residents with the best in senior living. Our high quality care and dedicated staff ensure that the health needs of all our residents..." More

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The Gardens of Virginia Beach

Provides: Assisted Living
5620 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"I was impressed with The Gardens of Virginia Beach. The place is well-kept and clean. They have activities for the seniors, and I saw the residents very active, happy, and well-kept. The outside..." More

Caring Star 2013

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Provides: Assisted Living
4560 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
"I love Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It's a great place with lots of activities. If you require assisted living, it's the place to be. They have great rehab and physical therapy, different machines..." More

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Caring Star 2012

Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Livi...

Provides: Assisted Living
4225 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"Beautiful facility and exceptional service! From first impressions to one on one conversations with the residents, Bay Lake definitely is a fantastic community. The fine dining was a gourmet..." More

Caring Star 2016

Marian Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
"Marian Manor is the very best quality facility around. They are the only facility that offers so many diverse activities including a college level painting course. The staff at Marian Manor are..." More

Indian River Residential Community

Provides: Assisted Living
1012 Justis St., Chesapeake, VA 23325
"The service at Indian River Residential Care Community is wonderful because this is a facility that all the people there are all in auxiliary grant, which mean that they are not a rich facility and..." More

Cedar Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1324 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320
"I thought Cedar Manor was very nice, and I liked everything, except maybe the price. The common areas were clean, nice looking, modern, and up to date. I liked the size of the room, and it was kept..." More

Sentara Village Virginia Beach

Provides: Assisted Living
3751 Sentara Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
"Sentara Village Virginia Beach is a great value, not that expensive, and offers a lot of activities. The rooms are not that fancy compared to the senior place we picked. The staff is very helpful,..." More

Lydia Roper Home

Provides: Assisted Living
127 E. 40th Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
"My daughter is in Lydia Roper Home, which is beautiful, like an old-timey mansion. It's just wonderful and answered our prayers. It's run by the United Methodist Church. The people working there..." More

Sentara Village at Norfolk

Provides: Assisted Living
251 S Newtown Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
"My parents are in Sentara Village. It is topnotch. It is totally different from what I expect. Everybody is so friendly and very helpful. The place is very clean. The residents are all happy. I go..." More

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Bickford of Suffolk

Provides: Assisted Living
6860 Harbour View Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23435
"Bickford of Suffolk was outstanding, but it was pricey. Everyone seemed happy and willing to help. They did things on a schedule, and it was a locked down facility. They did an outstanding job with..." More

Sentara Rehabilitation and Care Resid...

Provides: Assisted Living
776 Oak Grove Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320
"Staff, including office, cleaning and kitchen staff observed to treat clients with respect and kindness, during the year my mother has been a client. The dining room is kept clean with tablecloths..." More

Colonial Home

Provides: Assisted Living
904 George Washington Hwy North, Chesapeake, VA...
"The location of The Colonial Home was very good. I saw the model room, and it had a small wall separating the living room, which was something that I could turn into an office space. The dining..." More

Parsons Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
1005 Deep Creek Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23323
"We were referred to Parsons Residential Care. They could take my mother, who is a double amputee, and it was perfect. It was an older facility, but it was well maintained. They were very family..." More

The Terrace at Beth Sholom Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1049 College Park Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464
"I've visited Beth Sholom Village on several occasions to see my grandfather. Each time I visited him, I was left with a positive impression of the facility. He stayed in a small, but cozy, one..." More

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Province Place of DePaul

Provides: Assisted Living
6403 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505
"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..." More

Virginia Home for Adults

Provides: Assisted Living
2701 Border Road, Chesapeake, VA 23325
"Virginia home for adults is one of the nicest place I've been it might be an old building but the staff and owners treat you like your at home and that's what matters is how your treated and..." More

Luther Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
350 Malibu Dr # 346, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
"I am in Luther Manor. It is well known in the area. It is a great big building. They have overall 30 apartments in it. The rooms are fine. The dining room is very nice. You have two choices of food..." More

Parsons Residential Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
1005 Deep Creek Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23323
"Deep Creek Manor is affordable. It was in the price range that he could afford. It was more like a house than a hospital. It doesn't have the hospital feel to it. Everyone there is really nice...." More

Envoy of Thornton Hall

Provides: Assisted Living
827 NORVIEW AVENUE, Norfolk, VA 23509

Chesapeake Home

Provides: Assisted Living
1012 N. George Washington Highway, Chesapeake, ...
"The Chesapeake Adult Living Home knew the family members or visitors of all of their residents very well. They are very friendly and the care is excellent, even though it is a small facility less..." More

LAV'M Adult Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
912 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322
"My father has dementia. The facility allowed my father to wander away while no one noticed, he is supposed to be supervised 24/7. My father gave them various activity games to help impliment..." More

Ballentine Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
2333 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23509

Hills Home for Adults

Provides: Assisted Living
1443 Commerce Ave, Chesapeake, VA 23324

The Charity House

Provides: Assisted Living
2614 Elkhart Street, Chesapeake, VA 23323

Assisted Living near Portsmouth, VA

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Portsmouth

  • Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House sucked. We asked them if they were capable of handling my mother-in-law because she was declining and they kept telling us yes, then she fell and brok... Read more

    Ann
  • Review of Mayfair House

    Mayfair House was an older place and not as fancy as the others, but it's nice, and the care was good. The therapist my mother had also worked at the Mayfair House, and he told me about it. He said... Read more

    Henry
  • Review of Emily Green Shores

    My dad is in Emily Green Shores. They have a library, a salon, a big living room, and they just got a new kitchen. They have no pool. Read more

    Larry T.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Portsmouth

Portsmouth sits on the Elizabeth River across from Norfolk and is close to several other cities, offering residents quick access to popular destinations, like Virginia Beach. The area can be an attractive option for seniors who enjoy waterfront environments and ships. After all, Portsmouth is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Portsmouth offers seven assisted living facilities, and 56 more are located in nearby areas, such as Chesapeake. At least four individuals live in each facility and receive some degree of assistance with at least one activity of daily living, such as eating or dressing. The Virginia Department of Social Services regulates these facilities.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Portsmouth

  • Portsmouth can be a pleasant place to live, as it scores 71 out of 100 on Sperling’s comfort index. It offers an above-average number of sunny days and below-average figures for snow, making it suitable for plenty of outdoor activity.

  • The crime rate might give seniors pause. While the U.S. average for property crime is 38.1 on a scale of 100, the Portsmouth average is 65.1. The city's violent crime rate ranks about 18 points higher than the U.S. average as well. 

  • The cost of living in Portsmouth makes the city one of the more affordable areas in Virginia. Living in Portsmouth costs 8 percent lower than the U.S. average and 15 percent lower than the state average. However, health care, utilities and miscellaneous expenses are slightly above the national average.

  • The Virginia Beach-Norfolk area, which includes Portsmouth, earns decent air quality numbers, according to the American Lung Association. It is one of the cleanest areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution and ranks 122 out of 227 metropolitan areas for high ozone days. The area may be a good option for seniors with respiratory concerns.

  • Hampton Roads Transit provides public transportation in Portsmouth and nearby cities, such as Norfolk, via bus, ferry and light rail. Seniors 65 and older get discounted rates. Norfolk International Airport is about 10 minutes away from Portsmouth and offers flights to diverse U.S. and international destinations.

  • Portsmouth has a range of arts and cultural opportunities for senior outings, including the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Centerthe Commodore Theatre and the Visual Arts Center at Tidewater Community College.


Paying for Assisted Living in Portsmouth

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Virginia

$4,403.00 Norfolk
$4,000.00 US
$3,953.00 Chesapeake
$3,804.00 Suffolk
$3,745.00 Portsmouth
$3,559.00 Virginia Beach
$2,544.00 Hampton
$2,250.00 Newport News

Assisted Living costs in Portsmouth start around $3,745 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Portsmouth residents may qualify for an auxiliary grant to help with assisted living, especially if they receive SSI. Seniors may also be eligible for the CCC Plus Waiver, which helps fund agency-directed personal care services.

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

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


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Portsmouth

Portsmouth-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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