Assisted Living in Salem

23 Communities

Brookdale Salem

2001 Ridgewood Drive, Salem, VA
$$$$
11 reviews
TS: "My in-laws are in Brookdale Salem. The care is adequate, the food is marginal, and the administration is terrible. I would not recommend it. Basically everything administrative has been done in error, and there is at least one fire drill every week. The community is very nice. They have a two-room apartment, which is very nice, but the activities are very limited and they're not exactly what they tell you they are in the brochure. The ice cream parlor has no ice cream in it ... (read more)
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The Oaks

3706 Knollridge Rd, Salem, VA
$$$$
2 reviews
The Oaks in Salem, Virginia, is located in the Shenandoah Valley between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. Interstate 81 provides easy access to regional parks, shopping and cultural sites in the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area. Family members rave about the facility's administrative staff and the quality of care provided by the support staff. Private and semi-private accommodations at the Oaks are elegant and comfortable with plenty of living space. Special ameni... (read more)
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The Joseph C. Thomas Center

3939 Daughtery Road, Salem, VA
$$$$
3 reviews
The Joseph C. Thomas Center is an assisted living community located in Salem, Virginia. The facility is strictly for dementia patients. The community is located just 11 minutes from I-81, making it easy for family members to get to the facility. Family members rave about the large rooms and great natural lighting. Family members also give high marks on the staff's friendliness and the high-level care of given to residents. Visitors will find clean rooms and the landscaping an... (read more)
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Pheasant Ridge Senior Living

4435 Pheasant Ridge Rd. SW, Roanoke, VA
$$$$
16 reviews
Located in the Southern Hills neighborhood of Roanoke, Virginia, Pheasant Ridge Senior Living is a community designed for senior adults who wish to maintain their independent lifestyle but may need assistance to do so. With options of two care levels and an on-site memory unit, this facility is known for its high-quality nursing treatment and preemptive safety measures like disease assessment. In addition, the mature nursing staff check on residents multiple times each night ... (read more)
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The Park - Oak Grove

4920 Woodmar Drive, SW, Roanoke, VA
$$$$
12 reviews
Close to various dining and shopping locations, The Park-Oak Grove is situated in a residential neighborhood of the Westchester Court area of Roanoke, Virginia. Apartments boast floor-to-ceiling windows, an abundance of closet space, personal decks and kitchens with full-sizes appliances. Relatives are delighted by the food quality and intimate supervision provided by this beautiful facility. The Park-Oak Grove strives to keep residents mentally, physically and spiritually ac... (read more)
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Magnolia Ridge Assisted Living

1007 Amherst Street, S.W., Roanoke, VA
$$$$
2 reviews
Magnolia Ridge Assisted Living is nestled in the beautiful southern Shenandoah Valley in the city of Roanoke, Virginia. This senior living community receives high marks from residents and their loved ones for its smaller size. Housing 34 residents, the community is praised by family members for a high level of individualized care from a friendly staff. Home-cooked meals in a gorgeous dining room that opens to a patio and garden also receive positive reviews from visitors and ... (read more)
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Cave Creek Assisted Living

8088 Lee Highway, Troutville, VA
$$$$
0 reviews
Founded in 2005, Paradise of Virginia, Inc. is a family-owned residential care and assisted living provider. We operate two facilities in the southern Shenandoah Valley. Situated between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the Roanoke Valley has natural beauty and outdoor amenities that have always made it an attractive place to live. Having two locations, one in Roanoke and one in Troutville, allows us to spread care twice as far. We care about our communities and do our... (read more)
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Brandon Oaks

3804 Brandon Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, VA
$$$$
15 reviews
Brandon Oaks is a senior living facility located in Roanoke, Virginia, near excellent health and shopping facilities. The community is well known for its personalized assisted living program, which enables residents to lead a comfortable life. Residents praise the excellent amenities and services such as transportation to the grocery store or mall and to professional appointments, cable TV and urgent call monitoring services. Residents and visitors find the facility's staff c... (read more)
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Cave Spring Place

3585 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke, VA
$$$$
23 reviews
Cave Springs Place is located in the Roanoke suburb of Cave Spring, approximately five miles southwest of downtown. Its location near Garst Mill Park offers ample opportunities for recreational activities, while shopping and restaurants can be found along nearby Brambleton Avenue. Residents and guests praise the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff, as well as the high quality of the dining room. Residents also like the safety of the facility and the wide range of activi... (read more)
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Our Lady of the Valley

650 N. Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA
$$$$
6 reviews
Our Lady of the Valley, located in Roanoke, Virginia, is a beautiful assisted living facility rooted in a faith-based philosophy offering compassion and care. Rooms are spacious, clean, remodeled and nicely furnished, making for pleasant, comfortable experiences for residents. A new rehab unit is available for those who need physical therapy after a surgical procedure or to work at maintaining wellness. Activities abound and include socializing, watching TV and listening to m... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 23 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Salem is $3,335 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Salem

Salem is a midsize town in Virginia with a lot of hometown pride in it's athletic teams. According to U.S. Census data, Salem has an adult population of 20,358, and 22 percent of those individuals are seniors. From farmers markets to a free city museum, seniors can find plenty to do in Salem, and 13 assisted living facilities in the town provide options for vibrant residential life for seniors who want scheduled social activities or assistance with daily living. Assisted living communities in Salem follow the regulations of the Virginia Department of Social Services, as do all ALFs in the state, to ensure safe, quality senior care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Salem

  • Salem's cost of living index is lower than both the state and national averages, with especially low costs of groceries, transportation and utilities bringing the number down. Seniors on limited retirement incomes may find that they are able to stretch that money to cover more necessities and extra goods and services.

  • The climate in Salem is the same as in nearby Roanoke, where the average annual temperature is just under 60 degrees F. Mountain weather keeps the spring and autumn months cool, and even summer months tend to be mild, so seniors can enjoy outdoor activities, including walking at Longwood Park or visiting the downtown duck pond. 

  • Salem has a robust arts and culture scene. Seniors can visit the Salem Museum, which offers free admission, browse numerous art galleries and antique stores in the quaint downtown or go underground at Dixie Caverns. Sports fans can catch home games for the minor league Salem Red Sox, and seniors can save money on Silver Sluggers ticket packages

  • The Salem area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Salem VA Medical Center and LewisGale Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Salem has a low crime rate, which has even decreased in recent years. Seniors are safer in Salem than in around 60 percent of other U.S. cities, so they can feel comfortable exploring most areas in the town.

  • Valley Metro, the public bus service in Roanoke County, also provides service in Salem. Bus stops are limited in the town itself, so seniors will have to get to the local Goodwill to catch a bus to the VA Hospital or Roanoke. Seniors do receive a discount on fares, paying only 85 cents, which is close to 50 percent off.


Paying for Assisted Living in Salem

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Virginia

$4,495.00 Blacksburg
$4,322.00 Christiansburg
$4,000.00 US
$3,450.00 Roanoke
$2,447.00 Bedford
$1,950.00 Salem

Assisted Living costs in Salem start around $1,950 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 Salem 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 Salem

Medicaid Home and Community-Based waivers are available to eligible seniors in Virginia to help them live independently in their own home or community when might be at risk of entering a nursing home in the future. The Medicaid Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) may also provide assistance to individuals over age 55 who meet the requirements. 

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 Salem

Salem 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 Salem

Salem-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.