10 Assisted Living Facilities in Williamsburg, VA
The average cost of assisted living in Williamsburg is $3,888 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400.
To help you with your search, browse the 55 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Williamsburg. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Williamsburg 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Gloucester with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 10 families in Williamsburg find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Williamsburg, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia, is a historic city home to just over 15,000 people, so seniors can enjoy the fact that it’s not crowded and take advantage of the many museums and historical sites in the area. Assisted living communities in Williamsburg help seniors continue living as independently as possible while providing services such as assistance with the activities of daily living, medication management and mobility. All assisted living facilities in the Commonwealth are regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services, and there are 10 to choose from in Williamsburg.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Williamsburg
- Williamsburg has all four seasons, with summer highs peaking above 80 and winter lows dropping to the low 30s. These temperature fluctuations might not be ideal for people with poor immune systems, but senior who enjoy experiencing a range of weather that is still overall temperate may be partial to the climate.
- The cost of living in Williamsburg is almost 15% more than the national average and the cost of healthcare is more than 13 percent above the national average, which might not be ideal for seniors with health problems or a low fixed income.
- Williamsburg is safer than 51% of U.S. cities and has far fewer violent crimes than the national average. Living in a safer city provides comfort and peace of mind for seniors, and that’s often doubled by the security measures in many ALFs.
- The cost of transportation in Williamsburg is almost 20% less than the national average. Cheap public transportation is helpful for seniors who would like to go to events or sightseeing and don’t want to walk too much.
- As one of the first settlements in Virginia, Williamsburg has a rich historic culture that’s enticing for history buffs. Seniors can visit Colonial Williamsburg (veterans receive discounts), Historic Jamestown or one of the many local museums.
- Williamsburg generally has fair air quality, which is good for people who enjoy going outdoors. Seniors with severe allergies may have problems with pollen, as some may blow in from the surrounding forests.
Note: Data on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Williamsburg
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Assisted Living costs in Williamsburg start around $3,888 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 Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg
For those 55 and older, Medicare’s PACE program provides financial assistance to eligible seniors so they can continue to live independently. Virginia also has Medicaid home and community-based waiver programs to help with care services, including those provided in an ALF setting, for eligible seniors. The Auxillary Grant is also available to help offset the cost of assisted living.
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 Williamsburg
Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Williamsburg
Williamsburg-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 Williamsburg
Review of Dominion Village at Williamsburg
My mother went to Dominion Village at Williamsburg for respite care. Our experience was very good. If we go on vacation again my mom will go back there. The staff was extremely friendly, very atten... Read more
Review of Morningside of Williamsburg
Morningside of Williamsburg's care is good. My friend has already moved in. The staff is good and the layout is nice. The place was clean and well-maintained. The dining area is really nice. Read more
Review of Dominion Village at Williamsburg
My wife and I were highly impressed with Dominion Village at Williamsburg. My wife is a registered nurse who teaches nursing so she goes to different places for tours with her students, and she was... Read more