11 Assisted Living Facilities in Williamsburg, VA
The average cost of assisted living in Williamsburg is $3,863 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 66 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Williamsburg. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Williamsburg 4.2 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Yorktown with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Williamsburg, VA
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Williamsburg
Williamsburg is located in central Virginia near Richmond. It's home to a living history museum, Colonial Williamsburg, and is rich in U.S. history dating back to pre-Revolutionary days. The town has a population of 15,000, with 15% being seniors aged 65 and older. This is an age group that will likely need housing in an assisted living community as they age. In Williamsburg, there are 10 assisted living facilities to accommodate these seniors. These facilities are licensed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services in the state including Williamsburg.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Williamsburg
Weather in Williamsburg includes all four seasons. Winter temperatures hover around 30 degrees, and there is usually light snowfall. In the summer, high temperatures reach the high 80s. Most seniors with health conditions aggravated by extreme heat or cold may be comfortable here.
- Williamsburg's overall cost of living is high at 114.3, compared to the U.S. average of 100. Housing costs come in at 159.5, which may cause assisted living communities to have higher operating costs. This, in turn, may make residents fees higher.
Crime rates are measured on a scale of 1 to 100 in the U.S., with 1 being the safest. Williamsburg has a lower than average overall crime rate, with violent crimes ranking at 11.2 compared to the national average of 22.7 and property rimes rating 21.4 compared to the U.S. average of 35.4.
Air quality in Williamsburg is 65, measured on a scale of 1 to 100; the national average is 58. Seniors with respiratory concerns may find it easier to breathe here. Water quality is 90, compared to the U.S. average of 55.
- Virginia grants specific tax breaks for senior citizens over 65. These include real estate taxes and personal property taxes on one vehicle. While the criteria for the tax breaks may change from year to year, much seniors budgeting for assisted living may find the extra money useful.
- The Williamsburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Note: Data reported 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 $3,863 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
The Commonwealth of Virginia has an assisted living waiver, the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Medicaid Waiver (CCC+), to help seniors with financial need pay for services while in assisted living. The Auxiliary Grant is also available for seniors who recieve SSI.
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 Edgeworth Park at New Town
I toured the facility and really loved it. The people who work there are friendly and they really seem to care about the welfare of the residents that live there. I love the rooms as they are not t... Read more
Review of Dominion Village at Williamsburg
Dominion Village at Williamsburg was much more modest than the others I saw. It was much cheaper, they have small rooms, it was not appointed as beautifully, and it was more cheaply done. I didn't ... Read more
Review of Edgeworth Park at New Town
My husband liked Edgeworth Park at New Town. The marketing director was absolutely marvelous; she was just terrific, but again, it was a more modest facility. The rooms were not big enough, it just... Read more