5 Memory Care Facilities in Albemarle County, VA
The average cost of memory care in Albemarle County is $4,971 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Staunton City with an average starting cost of $2,225.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Albemarle County
Albemarle County, Virginia, has a robust population of 107,702 people, 17.8 percent of whom are seniors aged 65 years and older. Virginia state has 140,000 residents who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, while in Albemarle County, those with Alzheimer’s or dementia make up 9.1 percent of the senior population.
In Albemarle County, as in the rest of Virginia, memory care facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). They are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Residents of Albemarle County can choose from four ALFs in the area.
- Albemarle County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as University of Virginia Health System University Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The temperature in Virginia is generally mild. The average high is 69.5 degrees, while the average low is 48. The state does get a significant amount of rainfall with 43.2 inches of rain annually. Seniors who have conditions that can worsen in wet weather should talk to their Assisted Living Facility’s staff about it.
- Albemarle County has an air quality index score of 100, which places it at the high end of moderate concern for those with respiratory difficulties. However, it places 30th out of 132 Virginia Counties ranked for their clean air, making it one of the better choices in the state.
- Seniors in Albemarle County benefit from tax advantages. Virginia does not tax social security retirement benefits and does not charge estate tax. Withdrawals from retirement accounts are only partially-taxed, as are private and public pension incomes. Residents of Albemarle pay the second lowest percentage of property tax in the state, at 0.73 percent.
Paying for Memory Care in Albemarle County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Albemarle County start around $4,924 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,906 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Albemarle County 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 Albemarle County
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 Albemarle County
Albemarle County 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 Albemarle County, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Albemarle County
Albemarle County-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.