4 Memory Care Facilities in Albemarle County, VA

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The Colonnades

Provides: Memory Care
2600 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
"Located on 59 picturesque acres in the eastern foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, The Colonnades is just minutes from the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlot...

Provides: Memory Care
1550 Pantops Mountain Place, Charlottesville, V...
"Welcome to Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville, a premier senior living community nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. Centrally located in Charlottesville, our community offers easy access..." More

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Mountainside Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
1220 Crozet Ave, Crozet, VA 22932
"Mountainside Senior Living is the Charlottesville area's most affordable assisted living. Located in the quaint historic town of Crozet, Virginia, just 15 miles west of Charlottesville, we provide..." More

RoseWood Village at Hollymead Town Ce...

Provides: Memory Care
2029 Lockwood Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
"AutumnGrove Cottageª is a sixteen resident, private-pay, assisted living home specializing in care for senior adults with AlzheimerÕs disease and other dementia-related illnesses. To use an..." More

    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

    Counties in Virginia

    $4,924.00 Albemarle County
    $4,855.00 US
    $4,597.00 Harrisonburg City
    $4,298.00 Lynchburg City
    $3,915.00 Goochland County
    $3,865.00 Spotsylvania County
    $2,450.00 Shenandoah County
    $2,225.00 Staunton City

    Memory Care costs in Albemarle County start around $4,924 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 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.

    Directory of Winners in the Albemarle County Area


    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.

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