Virginia Beach is located in southeast Virginia, 18 miles east of Norfolk. This coastal city is home to an estimated 459,470 people, including 62,947 seniors. It offers easy access to endless beaches and nearby forests, making it an excellent choice for seniors who enjoy getting out in nature. With its low crime rates and high-quality health care facilities, Virginia Beach has been ranked one of the best places to retire in the country.

Assisted living facilities provide a supportive, homelike environment for seniors who require some extra help with daily tasks such as grooming and housekeeping. Assisted living could be the right choice for seniors who no longer feel comfortable living independently but don’t require 24/7 medical care. On average, seniors in Virginia Beach pay $4,690 per month for assisted living services, which is lower than the statewide average for this type of care.

This guide serves as an introduction to assisted living in Virginia Beach. It includes benefits and drawbacks of retiring in the city, care cost comparisons and a list of local resources to support seniors in Virginia Beach.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Virginia Beach, VA

The Waterford at Virginia Beach

5417 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

The Waterford at Virginia Beach is located in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, with convenient access to numerous options for shops, dining and entertainment. Residents enjoy the facility’s well-ke … (read more)
The Waterford at Virginia Beach is located in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, with convenient access to numerous options for shops, dining and entertainment. Residents enjoy the facility’s well-ke … (read more)

First Colonial Inn

845 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

On behalf of my mother I want to take this opportunity to thank you all once again for many years of good living at First Colonial Inn. Your staff was always incredibly kind and helpful. The First Co … (read more)
On behalf of my mother I want to take this opportunity to thank you all once again for many years of good living at First Colonial Inn. Your staff was always incredibly kind and helpful. The First Co … (read more)

2015, 2020

Atria Virginia Beach

1628 Old Donation Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

Atria Virginia Beach is located in the heart of the beautiful resort town of Virginia Beach and is close to the ocean and numerous shopping centers. Residents and visitors rate this community very hig … (read more)
Atria Virginia Beach is located in the heart of the beautiful resort town of Virginia Beach and is close to the ocean and numerous shopping centers. Residents and visitors rate this community very hig … (read more)

2021, 2022

Harmony at Independence

2077 S. Independence Boulevard , Virginia Beach, VA, 23453

My dad will be moving into Harmony at Independence. The cost is a little bit better, and it’s very close to my house. The community looked nice, clean, and bright. We only saw one person, and she was … (read more)
My dad will be moving into Harmony at Independence. The cost is a little bit better, and it’s very close to my house. The community looked nice, clean, and bright. We only saw one person, and she was … (read more)

Bickford of Virginia Beach

2629 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

I visited Bickford of Virginia Beach, and it was fabulous. The people and the staff there, and everything, was fabulous. They gave us so much information and made us feel like this could be the place … (read more)
I visited Bickford of Virginia Beach, and it was fabulous. The people and the staff there, and everything, was fabulous. They gave us so much information and made us feel like this could be the place … (read more)

Commonwealth Senior Living at King’s Grant House

440 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Commonwealth Senior Living at King’s Grant House is a senior living facility that offers assisted living and memory care services in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia. Residents and visitors give hig … (read more)
Commonwealth Senior Living at King’s Grant House is a senior living facility that offers assisted living and memory care services in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia. Residents and visitors give hig … (read more)

All About Family Residential Care, LLC

649 Copper Kettle Dr., Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

I was pleased with the level of care for my friend. Everything was always clean and staff was polite and caring.
I was pleased with the level of care for my friend. Everything was always clean and staff was polite and caring.

The Villages of Rosemont

3751 Sentara Way, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Everything at The Villages of Rosemont looked very nice. They have nice furniture and they have a TV that’s out for everybody. It’s a nice place to stay. The rooms and the building itself looked nice. … (read more)
Everything at The Villages of Rosemont looked very nice. They have nice furniture and they have a TV that’s out for everybody. It’s a nice place to stay. The rooms and the building itself looked nice. … (read more)

Kings Grant House

440 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452


Nickson Adult Care

3148 Monet Dr, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464


Living Well Assisted Living

2600 Shorehaven Dr, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454


2012

Bay Lake

4225 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community is located in Virginia Beach, just a few blocks away from the crashing waves and sandy beach. Residents often mention the full calendar of on-site act … (read more)
Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community is located in Virginia Beach, just a few blocks away from the crashing waves and sandy beach. Residents often mention the full calendar of on-site act … (read more)

The Gardens of Virginia Beach

5620 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

The Gardens of Virginia Beach provides assisted living in a homelike atmosphere in Virginia Beach. The overall cleanliness of the facility as well as the friendly, helpful and competent staff all earn … (read more)
The Gardens of Virginia Beach provides assisted living in a homelike atmosphere in Virginia Beach. The overall cleanliness of the facility as well as the friendly, helpful and competent staff all earn … (read more)

2015

Atlantic Shores

1200 Atlantic Shores Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

Atlantic Shores is an award-winning retirement community with a full range of services and amenities. The community is set on a pristine 100-acre campus next to Red Wing Lake and 10 minutes away from … (read more)
Atlantic Shores is an award-winning retirement community with a full range of services and amenities. The community is set on a pristine 100-acre campus next to Red Wing Lake and 10 minutes away from … (read more)

2013

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is located about midway between Virginia Beach and Norfolk off of Route 264. There is a Catholic Church on the grounds and separate facilities for advanced memory care and a … (read more)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is located about midway between Virginia Beach and Norfolk off of Route 264. There is a Catholic Church on the grounds and separate facilities for advanced memory care and a … (read more)

Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

Westminster Canterbury Chesap is an assisted living facility located right on the beach near Interstate 279 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It’s near the Bayville Golf Club, and has spectacular water vie … (read more)
Westminster Canterbury Chesap is an assisted living facility located right on the beach near Interstate 279 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It’s near the Bayville Golf Club, and has spectacular water vie … (read more)

2016

Marian Manor

5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462

This place is a blessing! They take such good care of my father. It’s in a beautiful setting, it’s immaculate and the staff is so caring. Couldn’t ask for a better environment for my father.
This place is a blessing! They take such good care of my father. It’s in a beautiful setting, it’s immaculate and the staff is so caring. Couldn’t ask for a better environment for my father.

Harbourway Assisted Living

1217 Alliance Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

Very nice facility located in a quiet setting. The facility features frequent day trips and in-house entertainment, an attentive staff, and medical support, not to mention a great dining room. The pr … (read more)
Very nice facility located in a quiet setting. The facility features frequent day trips and in-house entertainment, an attentive staff, and medical support, not to mention a great dining room. The pr … (read more)

The Terrace

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 bedroo … (read more)
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 bedroo … (read more)

Trinity Haven Private Care

2028 Haviland Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

My sister stayed at Trinity Haven before she passed away a couple of weeks ago. They were very good actually. It was a private home. There were only a total of 4 ladies in there, and run by a register … (read more)
My sister stayed at Trinity Haven before she passed away a couple of weeks ago. They were very good actually. It was a private home. There were only a total of 4 ladies in there, and run by a register … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Virginia Beach

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in Virginia. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Virginia Beach

Assisted living facilities across the state are overseen by the Virginia Department of Social Services, and the Virginia Beach area is covered by the Eastern Licensing Office. The office is responsible for licensing local assisted living facilities and carries out regular inspections to ensure they comply with the state’s rules and regulations. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Virginia Beach

  • Virginia Beach has two main hospitals, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Both facilities offer high-quality care and have a variety of departments, including orthojoint centers and diabetes clinics. They have 79 and 73 percent patient satisfaction ratings, respectively, which are higher than the national average of 70 percent. 
  • In Virginia Beach, the property crime rate is slightly higher than the statewide average, but violent crime is less prevalent, with only 0.99 cases per 1,000 residents, and it’s ranked as being safer than 36 percent of other U.S. cities. Additionally, most assisted living facilities offer 24-hour video surveillance and other measures for residents’ security. 
  • The climate in Virginia Beach varies greatly depending on the season. Summers are hot and humid, while winters can be very cold and windy. In general, temperatures rarely getting below 23 degrees or above 93 degrees. During the summer months, seniors may prefer to stay inside with air conditioning, but spring and fall offer mild conditions, perfect for staying active and enjoying the outdoors. 
  • There are some public transportation options in the city for seniors. Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) is the region’s transit provider, and it has a variety of bus and trolley routes that operate 7 days a week. There are also several seasonal shuttle options for special holidays, such as Labor Day weekend. Additionally, most assisted living facilities offer scheduled transportation for medical appointments and to go into the community.
  • The cost of living in Virginia Beach is 5.6 percent higher than the U.S. norm, and 3.7 percent above the statewide average. This is largely due to the area’s high housing costs, which may make residential assisted living an appealing option for seniors who want to avoid the costs associated with maintaining a home.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Virginia Beach

According to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Virginia Beach costs an average of $4,690 per month. This is lower than the $5,250 median cost across Virginia, but it’s slightly higher than the national average of $4,500. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $4,690 per month, Virginia Beach is one of the most affordable cities for assisted living in Virginia. The only city that’s cheaper is Lynchburg at $4,625. In the neighboring city of Richmond, the cost is slightly higher at $4,901, and the state’s most expensive city for assisted living is Roanoke at $5,925 per month. 

$4690

Virginia Beach

$5250

Virginia

$4500

The United States

$4625

Lynchburg

$4901

Richmond

$5925

Roanoke

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In addition to assisted living, seniors in Virginia Beach have several other long-term care options available. The most affordable option is adult day health care at an average of $1,690 per month, which is ideal for seniors who only require assistance on weekdays. Seniors who want to remain at home can choose between homemaker and home health aide services, which both cost an average of $4,767 per month. Local nursing homes provide skilled, around-the-clock care at a median cost of $8,410 for semiprivate accommodations and $9,280 for private rooms. 

$4767

Homemaker Services

$4767

Home Health Aide

$1690

Adult Day Health Care

$4690

Assisted Living Facility

$8410

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9280

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Virginia Beach

Eligible seniors can apply for financial assistance for assisted living in Virginia through the Auxiliary Grant and a state supplement to SSI

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach has a number of resources to help seniors who are currently residing in or wishing to move to an assisted living community. There are government agencies and nonprofit organizations that offer free services for seniors, including ombudsman advocacy, legal assistance and recreational activities. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 552-5019

The Virginia Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for seniors in Virginia Beach and throughout the state. The office's staff and trained volunteers advise seniors about their rights as residents and investigate and address complaints regarding quality of care. Medicaid Managed Care advocates are also available to help participating assisted living residents resolve issues with their plan coverage and benefits.

(757) 627-5423

The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia provides free assistance to seniors and low-income individuals. It offers representation and free legal services for a variety of civil matters, including estate planning, family law and public benefits. Seniors can apply online or by phone. 

(757) 385-1100  

Virginia Beach's Parks and Recreation Department operates the Forever Young program at various centers throughout the city. The program offers opportunities for adults aged 55 and older to connect with friends and take part in recreational activities, special events, arts and crafts and exercise classes. Excursions and shopping trips in the local area are also scheduled.    

(757) 552-1884 

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services can help senior veterans access the benefits they've earned through their military service. Veteran service representatives at the local Pembroke field office can provide information and assist veterans with completing applications for VA disability compensation, pensions and Aid and Attendance pension supplements, which can be put toward the cost of assisted living care. All services are provided at no cost.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach 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