17 Assisted Living Facilities in Virginia Beach City, VA
The average cost of assisted living in Virginia Beach City is $3,694 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Hampton City with an average starting cost of $2,599.
To help you with your search, browse the 162 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Virginia Beach City. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Virginia Beach City 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Suffolk City with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 9 families in Virginia Beach City find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Virginia Beach City, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Virginia Beach City
Virginia Beach is a coastal city that fosters a high quality of life for residents of all ages through their unique Blue Zones project. This project studies regions around the world where residents live the longest and works to encourage Virginia Beach residents to adopt lifestyle habits found in the healthiest global communities. Virginia Beach has an aging population, with seniors making up almost 13% of the city's 450,000 residents.
To accommodate seniors who need assistance with daily living activities, Virginia Beach has 16 assisted living facilities. In this city, as in the rest of Virginia, facilities are regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Virginia Beach City
- In Virginia Beach, as in all of the state, Social Security income is not subject to state income tax. While other types of retirement income are taxable, a large portion of this income is tax-deductible, which may leave more money for assisted living expenses.
- Public transportation in Virginia Beach is provided by Hampton Roads Transit. HRT operates nearly two dozen routes throughout the city and Paratransit services with three-quarters of a mile of their fixed routes. Seniors aged 65 and over and Medicare card holders are eligible for a discounted fare.
- The Virginia Beach area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Virginia Beach has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Mayor's Commission on Aging, an organization that organizes and facilitates programs to meet the health and safety, transportation and housing needs of local seniors, as well as seven senior centers.
- Virginia Beach has a vibrant arts and culture scene and is home to several performing arts venues. The local senior center may take field trips to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts or the Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre, where visitors can enjoy live entertainment.
- While the overall cost of living for Virginia Beach is about 15% higher than the national average, it is only about 2% higher than the state average, which may make it a financially feasible option for seniors seeking budget-friendly assisted living.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Virginia Beach City
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Assisted Living costs in Virginia Beach City start around $3,694 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 Virginia Beach City 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 Virginia Beach City
Assisted living fees in Virginia Beach may be covered through the state's Auxiliary Grant.
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 Virginia Beach City
Virginia Beach City 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 Virginia Beach City, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Virginia Beach City
Virginia Beach City-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 Virginia Beach City
Review of The Waterford at Virginia Beach
My father is at The Waterford at Virginia Beach. Everybody is wonderful. The community is nice. The only complaint that I have is the building is large and there are several community rooms, cafe, ... Read more
Review of First Colonial Inn
Just a short note of thanks to FCI. Bing & Bunny Bassett are close friends and I recently visited and stayed in the guest room on the 3rd floor. Everything was perfect and a place of rest close... Read more
Review of Atria Virginia Beach
Atria Virginia Beach was the best facility we visited. It had the most beautiful dining room, and they had the menus out. The staff members were very nice, and the residents said hello in passing. ... Read more