3 Memory Care Facilities in Bedford County, VA
The average cost of memory care in Bedford County is $3,696 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Salem County with an average starting cost of $2,455.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for memory care facilities in Bedford County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Bedford County 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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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
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Memory Care costs in Bedford County start around $3,696 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,864 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.
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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.
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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