5 Memory Care Facilities in Charlottesville, VA
Also serving communities of Crozet.
The average cost of memory care in Charlottesville is $4,820 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Staunton with an average starting cost of $2,495.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Charlottesville
Charlottesville is situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, a state where over 140,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. The city is home to about 48,000 people, 10 percent of whom are over the age of 65. To support local seniors who have been diagnosed with dementia, Charlottesville has four memory care facilities, and there is an additional facility just outside the city limits. Some of these facilities are freestanding, while others are situated within assisted living care facilities in secure units that care for those diagnosed with dementia. In Virginia, memory care facilities are regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
- Charlottesville is an expensive place to live, with a cost of living that is about 19 percent more than the nationwide average. Among the most significant factors contributing to the city's cost of living is the cost of healthcare, which is more than 50 percent higher than the national average. This may be a concern for loved ones managing finances for seniors with a chronic condition like dementia.
- Charlottesville summers are hot and muggy with highs in the upper-80s. Winters are chilly with lows in the upper-20s and the city receives just 16 inches of annual snowfall. This may make local travel easy for families who are visiting their loved ones in a memory care facility in this city.
- Virginia residents do not pay income tax on Social Security retirement benefits, which may leave more money in the budget for memory care. Other types of retirement income are deductible up to $12,000 for seniors.
- The Charlottesville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as the University of Virginia Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Charlottesville
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Charlottesville start around $4,820 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,921 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville
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 Charlottesville
Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Charlottesville
Charlottesville-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.