2 Memory Care Facilities in Abingdon, VA
The average cost of memory care in Abingdon is $4,882 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Bristol with an average starting cost of $2,600.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Abingdon
Abingdon is a quiet town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. Of its nearly 8,000 residents, 21.7 percent are age 65 or older and may have some type of dementia, since it impacts around 140,000 seniors across the state.
Memory care in Virginia is available through Special Care Units (SCUs), which may be a self-contained unit in an assisted living facility or an entire facility. Two SCUs are in Abingdon, and the other three are located in the nearby community of Bristol.
- While many Virginia cities have a high cost of living, Abingdon offers a more budget-friendly option for families looking to save on daily expenses, so more funds can be put toward memory care services. Based on the U.S. national average of 100, Abingdon scores 90.9, much lower than the statewide average of 114. Residents will see the largest percentage of savings in the categories of grocery, housing and transportation.
- Despite high crime rates in the Kingsport-Bristol metropolitan area, the rate of violent crime in Abingdon is significantly lower. It receives a score of 12.6 out of 100, with 100 being high crime, compared to the general metro's 38.8. Rates of property crime, however, are slightly higher in Abingdon, scoring 44.2 compared to 42.9. Most SCUS have security systems and surveillance in place, but it may be beneficial for families to review their policies and procedures in detail.
- Abingdon is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Johnston Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Winters in Abingdon are relatively mild. On average, temperatures settle around the mid 20s, and only 12 inches of snow is expected to fall throughout the season. It's still a good idea to ask about the measures a facility has in place to keep residents safe if conditions do become unfavorable.
Paying for Memory Care in Abingdon
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Abingdon start around $4,882 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Abingdon 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 Memory Care in Abingdon
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Virginia page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Abingdon
Abingdon and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Abingdon, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Directory of Winners in the Abingdon Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Abingdon
Abingdon-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Virginia page for more information about these laws.