19 Memory Care Facilities near Arlington, VA
Also serving communities of Falls Church.
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Arlington area, with 4 in Arlington and 15 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Arlington is $4,680 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Alexandria with an average starting cost of $4,542.
To help you with your search, browse the 10 reviews below for memory care facilities in Arlington. On average, consumers rate memory care in Arlington 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Annandale with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Arlington, call (855) 863-8283.
4 Memory Care Facilities in Arlington, VA
15 Memory Care Facilities near Arlington, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Arlington
Arlington, Virginia, which is home to over 200,000 people, has a senior community that makes up nearly 10 percent of the total population. It is situated along the Potomac River in the northern region of Virginia, a state where it's estimated that 140,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. To support this population, Arlington offers a variety of programs and services, along with four memory care facilities. Families who are seeking further options will find more than two dozen additional facilities outside the city limits.
In Arlington, memory care facilities may also be called "Special Care Units," or SCUs. An entire facility may be an SCU, or an assisted living facility may have one or more SCUs. These facilities must meet specific requirements regarding staffing, staff training, safety and security features and admission processes. All SCUs are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
- The city of Arlington has partly cloudy skies year round and receives some kind of precipitation on an average of 74 days annually. Summers are hot and muggy, with highs in the upper-80s, and winters are chilly with lows in the 20s. Arlington receives just 16 inches of snow annually, which may make it easier for families to visit their loved ones living in a memory care facility.
- As is typical of the region, Arlington has a very high cost of living that is nearly double the national average. This is primarily due to the high cost of real estate, which may impact the cost of room and board in local memory care facilities. On the other hand, healthcare costs are about 10 percent lower than the state and national averages, which can help seniors afford the expenses associated with a chronic condition such as dementia.
- Seniors in Virginia do not pay income tax on their Social Security income, which can make it easier to afford memory care. While other types of retirement income are taxable, there is a $12,000 deduction to help offset the expense.
- Arlington is safer than 40 percent of U.S. cities. Residents have a one in 622 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and a one in 62 chance of being the victim of a property crime. Families who are helping a loved one relocate to a memory care facility in this city may want to review their chosen community's security policies.
Paying for Memory Care in Arlington
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Arlington start around $4,680 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Arlington 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 Arlington
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 Arlington
Arlington 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 Arlington, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Arlington
Arlington-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.
Other Options in Arlington, VA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Arlington
Review of Sunrise of Arlington VA
Sunrise of Arlington VA is good, and my mother was attracted to it being a smaller group living situation. The food is really good, and the staff is very helpful and kind. She moved up to the memor... Read more