20 Assisted Living Facilities near Roanoke, VA
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There are 20 Assisted Living Facilities in the Roanoke area, with 18 in Roanoke and 2 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Roanoke is $3,407 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Salem with an average starting cost of $2,195.
To help you with your search, browse the 97 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Roanoke. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Roanoke 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Salem with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in Roanoke find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Roanoke, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Roanoke, VA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Roanoke
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke, Virginia is a municipality of over 300,000 residents with a number of smaller surrounding cities. The city is known for its natural beauty, making it an ideal place for active seniors to enjoy a walk or drive through breathtaking vistas. There are 17 assisted living facilities in the area, all of which are licensed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Roanoke
Weather in Roanoke, Virginia, follows four distinct seasons. Winter temperatures drop as low as 28 degrees, while summer highs hover in the upper 80s. The rest of the year is considered pleasant, light-jacket weather for senior residents.
- The air quality in Roanoke is usually good throughout the year, as it is against the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia, which tends to filter out much of the pollution from the city. However, sometimes there is pollen in the air, which could cause breathing difficulties for seniors with respiratory issues.
- According to Sperling's Best Places, Roanoke has an overall cost of living totaling 87 out of 100, which is lower than the state (107) and national (100) averages. This is due to a lower average housing cost of $144,600 in the area. Necessities like groceries, transportation and utilities are also well below the state and national averages, meaning seniors won't spend as much on a daily basis.
- Roanoke’s crime rate is quite high for a city of its size, with its violent crime average at 4.18 per 1000 people. This is nearly double the state average of 2.18 and slightly higher than the national average of 4. Consequently, Roanoke is considered safer than just 7 percent of American cities, something seniors should take into consideration.
- RADAR is a non-profit group that has been providing transportation for seniors, among others, in the Greater Roanoke Valley over the past 40 years. They have partnered with other city and county transit services to give discounted rides to seniors all over the metropolitan area.
- The Roanoke area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in Roanoke
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Roanoke start around $3,525 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke
The state of Virginia has an Auxillary Grant to help offset the costs of assisted living. There is also an Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Waiver to Medicaid that will pay for assisted living facilities to those who are 55 years or older and are suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia.
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 Roanoke
Roanoke 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 Roanoke, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Roanoke
Roanoke-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 Roanoke
Review of The Harmony Collection at Roanoke – Independent Living
My dad moved into The Harmony Collection at Roanoke, and so far it has been amazing. They have been so amazing. When we got my dad to go see it, they came out and visited my dad. They had sent vide... Read more
Review of The Park - Oak Grove
My mom was a resident at The Park-Oak Grove for 2 years, and I cannot say enough nice things about the staff and facility. Anytime there was a need, the entire staff came together to make sure she ... Read more
Review of Pheasant Ridge Senior Living
Pheasant Ridge Senior Living didn't have any two-bedrooms available. The one-bedroom was adequately sized, but it only had a half of a refrigerator and a microwave. It didn't have a full kitchen. T... Read more