3 Memory Care Facilities in Bedford County, VA


Runk & Pratt of Forest

Provides: Memory Care
208 Gristmill Drive, Forest, VA 24551
"Love seeing the staff and families spending quality time with these residents. Even though this is a memory care facility, the residents never forget some of their favorite songs and childhood..." More


Cardinal Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
1350 Longwood Ave., Bedford, VA 24523
"We are excited to welcome you to Cardinal Senior Living, Bedford's premier provider of assisted living and memory care services (Dementia / Alzheimer's). Cardinal's organization began January..." More


English Meadows Elks Home Campus

Provides: Memory Care
931 Ashland Avenue, Bedford, VA 24523
"English Meadows Elks Home Campus since 2014, has been caring for Seniors across the United States for 102 years. We offer a beautiful 180 acre Campus and care for over 120 Residents. Care options..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Bedford County

    Of the 77,974 people who live in Bedford County, Virginia, 20.8 percent are aged 65 years and older, and people with Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington's disease and other dementias make up 8.8 percent of the senior population. The region has three memory care facilities which are known in Bedford County and in the entire state of Virginia as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs). Assisted Living Facilities are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.  

    • Residents of Bedford County can take advantage of a number of tax incentives that specifically benefit seniors. Virginia does not charge tax on estates, inheritances or social security retirement benefits, and only partially-taxes retirement accounts and pension incomes. These tax savings may help seniors have more money to contribute to their memory care budgets. 
    • Bedford County gets a fair amount of precipitation, mostly in the form of rainfall, with an average of 42.9 inches per year. Seniors who are sensitive to damp climates can discuss ways to counteract the moisture in their environment with their memory care providers. Summers in Bedford County can get quite warm with an average July high of 86.6 degrees. Winters, however, are generally more temperate with an average January low of 27 degrees.
    • The crime rate in Bedford County, Virginia, is well below the national average. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the safest, violent crime is rated 27.5, where the United States average is 31.1. Property crime is 28.1 compared to the US average of 38.1. Memory care facilities can offer additional safety measures such as secured gates, surveillance systems and alarms.
    • Bedford County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Bedford County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Virginia

    $4,909.00 US
    $4,432.00 Roanoke City
    $4,398.00 Lynchburg City
    $4,388.00 Rockingham County
    $3,696.00 Bedford County
    $3,665.00 Danville City
    $2,455.00 Salem County
    $2,225.00 Staunton City

    Memory Care costs in Bedford County start around $3,696 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Bedford 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 Bedford 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 Bedford County

    Bedford 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 Bedford County, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.

    Directory of Winners in the Bedford County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bedford County

    Bedford 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.

    Other Options in Bedford County, VA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Bedford County

    • Review of Runk & Pratt of Forest

      Love seeing the staff and families spending quality time with these residents. Even though this is a memory care facility, the residents never forget some of their favorite songs and childhood favo... Read more

    • Review of Runk & Pratt of Forest

      Great place for memory care patients! Definitely recommend! Read more

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