Caring.com
Caring.com

(800) 558-0653

The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in South Hill, VA for 2024

 

South Hill sits near the Virginia/North Carolina border in Mecklenburg County, a region with 4 assisted living communities. It ranks among the more economically priced places in the state for residential care, with facilities charging $4,470 per month for services. While this lines up with the nation’s rate of $4,500, it comes in hundreds of dollars below the Virginia median of $5,250.

As you’re researching assisted living in South Hill, comparing facility reviews can help you narrow your search. Our directory includes 1 review reviews of assisted living communities around South Hill and indicates an overall rating of stars.

Assisted Living Facilities in South Hill, Virginia

4 Results


Pets AllowedPhysical TherapyPool / Hot TubVeterans Benefits

Filters

4 Results

Sort By

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Caring's Family Advisors are here to help you with questions about senior living and care options.

Call us at (855) 948-3865

What you can do with Caring

  • Search the Caring database

    Quickly search the largest online senior living and senior care directory

  • Read reviews and expert guidance

    Read our authentic consumer reviews and content by experts

  • Speak to a Family Advisor for free

    Guided, expert advice to find the best community or agency for you

  • Take a tour to decide yourself

    We’ll help you book tours or get in touch with local agencies

On this page:

What to Consider About Assisted Living in South Hill

The Virginia Department of Social Services licenses and oversees assisted living facilities in South Hill and defines the scope of care they provide. It distinguishes them as nonmedical residential facilities and requires them to follow standardized rules for building features, care planning, nutrition and medication services and resident intake and retention criteria.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in South Hill

 

  • South Hill houses VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital, a state-of-the-art hospital that has specialties in cardiology, cancer care, orthopedics and pain management. The hospital also hosts monthly blood pressure screenings in its main lobby, along with cancer awareness programs, educational programs and other health screenings to help assisted living residents proactively manage their health needs.

 

  • AARP Virginia serves assisted living residents in South Hill through informational and educational resources, virtual and in-person classes and age-friendly fitness programs. It also hosts events and volunteer opportunities in the region to promote an active and engaged lifestyle for older adults.

 

  • On the AARP Livability Index, South Hill’s score averages a point below the national rating at 47, indicating a slightly narrower range of amenities and benefits for assisted living residents. Even so, the city has relatively clean air and water, supporting seniors’ health and comfort, and it scores 9.16 on a 20-point walkability score versus 6.17 nationally, meaning seniors can reach a higher number of destinations on foot.

 

  • South Hill features more crime than 97% of U.S. communities and 98% of Virginia cities, with residents having a one in 21 chance of becoming victims of violent or property-related offenses. However, most crimes occur in neighborhoods on the city’s east side. Those seeking local assisted living services may want to consider residential care in the Union Level region, which experiences minimal criminal activity.

 

  • In Virginia, seniors don’t pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits, and they can claim a deduction of up to $12,000 to cut down on what they owe to the state on other forms of retirement income. Additionally, the state exempts prescription and over-the-counter medications from sales tax, saving seniors money.

 

  • South Hill offers affordability for seniors, making it an attractive option for those seeking budget-friendly assisted living. Overall, the cost of living comes 3.8% below the national norm, with residents paying 29% less for food, 25% less for utilities and 11% less for health care services.

Paying for Assisted Living in South Hill

 

In South Hill, assisted living residents pay $4,470 per month for housing and services.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living facilities in South Hill charge monthly median rates of $4,470, which lines up with the national norm of $4,500 but comes $780 below Virginia’s typical rate. Similarly, rates in South Hill compare favorably with monthly fees in other cities in southern Virginia, including Virginia Beach and Richmond, where seniors pay $4,690 and $4,901, respectively. In Blacksburg, fees run $1,125 higher than in South Hill, and in Roanoke, facilities charge $5,925 for care.

South Hill

$4,470

Virginia

$5,250

United States

$4,500

Virginia Beach

$4,690

Richmond

$4,901

Roanoke

$5,925

Blacksburg

$5,595

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living residents in South Hill pay $4,470 per month for assisted living, which tracks a little higher than typical rates for most other senior care solutions. For example, seniors who don’t need residential support pay $180 less for in-home care services, such as companionship and help with daily activities, as well as home health care, which features basic skilled nursing services. Additionally, seniors can get daytime personal care and skilled nursing services in adult day health care facilities for competitive rates of $939. In contrast, nursing home care exceeds the cost of assisted living by $3,499 and accommodates seniors with intensive medical and personal care needs in a hospital-like setting.

In-Home Care

$4,290

Home Health Care

$4,290

Adult Day Health Care

$939

Assisted Living Facility

$4,470

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$7,969

Note: Data for South Hill was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Rocky Mount, NC, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in South Hill

For seniors who can’t afford assisted living facilities, are 55 years or older and are suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia, The State of Virginia has an Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Waiver. As part of state Medicaid, this program will pay for an ALF as long as the facility is considered a “safe and secure” environment by the state. The state also offers auxiliary grants for seniors who can't afford ALFs.

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 South Hill

South Hill 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 South Hill, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in South Hill

 

South Hill Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Virginia

Helpful Articles

Assisted Living near South Hill, VA

Roanoke RapidsOxfordSouth BostonLouisburgRoxboroPetersburg

Other Options in South Hill, VA

Business Owners

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal, financial, professional, or medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. By using our website, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Our Services

  • Senior Living Directory

  • Senior Care Directory

  • Caregiving Resources

  • Sitemap

  • Terms of Use

  • Privacy Policy


© 2024 Caring, LLC. All rights reserved.