The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Alexandria, VA for 2023
There are 45 Memory Care Facilities in the Alexandria area, with 9 in Alexandria and 36 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Alexandria is $8,135 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500. Cheaper nearby regions include Arlington with an average starting cost of $8,118.
To help you with your search, browse the 45 reviews below for memory care facilities in Alexandria. On average, consumers rate memory care in Alexandria 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Arlington with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Alexandria find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Alexandria, call (855) 863-8283.
Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Alexandria, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Alexandria
Located just 20 minutes outside of the nation's capital, Alexandria, Virginia is a Washington, D.C. suburb with a population of about 160,000. Close to 11 percent of these residents are aged 65 and older, and some may be part of the 140,000 seniors in Virginia living with Alzheimer's disease. Those interested in staying in Alexandria may opt to live in a memory care facility in the city of which there are three facilities with another 19 nearby.
The Virginia Department of Social Services oversees and regulates memory care facilities, termed assisted living facilities, in Virginia. These regulations ensure that the facilities provide ongoing, high-quality nursing care for seniors with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
- Due to its proximity to the nation's capital, Alexandria has a high cost of living. On a scale where 100 represents the national average, Alexandria ranks at 165.2. Not surprisingly, memory care facility costs in Alexandria are also above the national median, so seniors and their families can expect to pay more to live in the area.
- Virginia offers some tax savings for seniors living in Alexandria. The state does not tax social security income, which can result in some savings every month. Seniors' families should consider this non-taxable income when helping budget for memory care facility expenses.
- Living in Alexandria ensures seniors will experience all four seasons. Winters are cold, with lows in the 20s and about 15 inches of snow a year. Summers are warm with high temperatures in the upper 80s. The area sees more rain and fewer sunny days than the national average.
- Alexandria is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Inova Alexandria Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Alexandria
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Alexandria start around $8,135 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,745 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Alexandria 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 Alexandria
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 Alexandria
Alexandria 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 Alexandria, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Directory of Winners in the Alexandria Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Alexandria
Alexandria-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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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Alexandria
Review of Spring Hills Mount Vernon
This facility is not good. My family was in the memory care unit there and had numerous unattended falls and delays in medical attention. No one deserves to experience what my family member experi... Read more
Review of Sunrise at Mount Vernon
My father spent two and a half weeks at Sunrise at Mount Vernon. His room was small, but adequate with a shared bathroom. So, it's not a private one. I liked the activities director. They played ga... Read more
Review of CLOSED - Brandywine Living at Alexandria
Parent in need of daily care does not get consistent care. Lack of management and oversight of staff/aids duties. Nurses are very good and reliable. Lack of space to walk around outside is a min... Read more