16 Memory Care Facilities near Chesapeake, VA

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Chesapeake, VA

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgia...

Provides: Memory Care
651 River Walk Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23320
"My mom was a resident in Sweet Memories from April-Dec 2019. Mom had a fairly rare disease process that wasn't always predictable. Everyone took amazing care of her and kept us in the loop when..." More

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Harmony at Oakbrooke

Provides: Memory Care
301 Clearfield Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23322
"We toured Harmony at Oakbrooke. It was very impressive. It's a very new facility. It offers a lot of wide range of assistance. I was looking at the memory care unit and they have a place there that..." More

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Chesapeake Place Senior Living

Provides: Memory Care
1508 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320
"I chose Chesapeake Place Senior Living for my father because the price was better. I was very reluctant to go because it was further away from my house than I wanted it, but the girl that I dealt..." More
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Commonwealth Memory Care at Chesapeake

Provides: Memory Care
130 Great Bridge Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320
"I found everything at Commonwealth Memory Care to be excellent. The staff that toured me around was wonderful. It was very homey, very cozy, and warm. The staff was very welcoming and informative,..." More

Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar M...

Provides: Memory Care
1324 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23320
"My husband will be moving into Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor, and it was superb. It was everything I expected. The people inside the facility, the facility itself, and the rooms I would..." More

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The Waterford at Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
5417 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"Our visit to The Waterford at Virginia Beach was an excellent experience. I like the rooms and the care they give there. The staff was very professional, too. I met a lot of them, and they assisted..." More
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Harmony at Independence

Provides: Memory Care
2077 S. Independence Boulevard , Virginia Beach...
"The woman I met at Harmony at Independence (formerly The Crossings at Independence) was terrific and very knowledgeable. The place was clean, very well kept and very nice. The problem is they were..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall

Provides: Memory Care
890 Poplar Hall Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502
"Train staff with people with dementia and Alzheimer's and make sure there are enough workers each shift. " More

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Brookdale Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
937 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"Clean environment, professionally structured around the clock care. Warm and welcoming staff. Therapeutic activities with spa notions. I think this place does not show what it has. Life stations..." More

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Bickford of Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
2629 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456
"I have chosen Bickford of Virginia Beach for my mother because the entire facility is secure. The facility is clean. The staff is great. They are very warm and welcoming. The location is also near..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at King's ...

Provides: Memory Care
440 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
"In the memory care section they accept residents who need behavior monitoring 24/7, but they don't have enough staff to manage them, so some of the quieter residents find it hard to get the..." More

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Harbor's Edge Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
One Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
"Harbor’s Edge is Hampton Roads’ full-service, premier continuing care retirement community, offering residents the security of a LifeCare Program which provides a full continuum of care and..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at The Bal...

Provides: Memory Care
7211 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505
"Welcome to Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine, a premier senior living community in Norfolk that is managed by Commonwealth Senior Living. With a rich tradition of serving seniors since..." More

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchl...

Provides: Memory Care
4916 West Norfolk Rd., Portsmouth, VA 23703
"Welcome to Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House, a premier senior living community in Portsmouth managed by Commonwealth Assisted Living. Situated in quiet residential neighborhood,..." More

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The Gardens of Virginia Beach

Provides: Memory Care
5620 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
"The Gardens of Virginia Beach offers compassionate senior care in Virginia Beach, VA. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm,..." More

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Province Place of Maryview

Provides: Memory Care
One Bon Secours Way, Portsmouth, VA 23703
"My father is there and he is on the memory care unit. They have an excellent staff to patient ratio which was one thing that was important to us when placing him. The staff are so caring. We didn't..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Chesapeake

    The sprawling city of Chesapeake is located in the southeast portion of Virginia, a state where the Alzheimer's Association reports that 140,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. The city is home to more than 240,000 people, with a senior community that accounts for nearly 12 percent of the total population. To support local seniors with dementia, Chesapeake has five memory care facilities, and there are an additional nine outside the city limits.

    In Chesapeake, as in the rest of Virginia, memory care facilities may also be referred to as special care units, or SCUs. These facilities may have their own dedicated building, or they may be located within an assisted living facility that has secured dementia units. In addition to providing secure, self-contained SCUs, assisted living facilities that offer memory care services must also meet requirements regarding dementia care staff and staff training. To maintain a consistently high level of care, SCUs are licensed and monitored by the Virginia Department of Social Services. 

    • While the cost of living in Chesapeake is high compared to the U.S. average, it is on par with the state's overall cost of living. Health-care expenses, which are about 15 percent higher than both the state and national average, may be burdensome for seniors on a tight budget.

    • Chesapeake's property crime and violent crime rates fall below regional averages but surpass state and national averages. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 representing high crime, the city was given a 33.3 for violent crime and a 43.1 for property crime, compared to the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1. Families who are transitioning their loved ones to memory care in this city may want to review their facility's security measures.
        
    • Chesapeake has a relatively comfortable climate, rating 66 out of 100 on Sperling's Comfort Index, compared to the national score of 54. Summers are hot with highs in the upper-80s, and winters are chilly with lows in the 30s. The region receives just 5 inches of annual snowfall, which may appeal to families who travel locally to visit their loved one in memory care. 

    • Virginia seniors do not pay income tax on their Social Security benefits, and while withdrawals from retirement savings accounts are taxable, a deduction of up to $12,000 can offset the expense. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Chesapeake

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Virginia

    $7,399.00 Norfolk
    $5,568.00 Virginia Beach
    $5,414.00 Portsmouth
    $5,285.00 Suffolk
    $5,048.00 US
    $4,640.00 Chesapeake
    $4,533.00 Williamsburg
    $4,230.00 Hampton

    Memory Care costs in Chesapeake start around $4,640 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake

    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 Chesapeake

    Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chesapeake

    Chesapeake-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.

    Memory Care near Chesapeake, VA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Chesapeake

    • Review of Chesapeake Place Senior Living

      I chose Chesapeake Place Senior Living for my father because the price was better. I was very reluctant to go because it was further away from my house than I wanted it, but the girl that I dealt w... Read more

      Pat
    • Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor

      My husband will be moving into Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor, and it was superb. It was everything I expected. The people inside the facility, the facility itself, and the rooms I would... Read more

      Barber
    • Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor

      I didn't get an extensive tour at Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor because they were kind of busy that day. I mean, I know where the facility was, so I went and talked to them just briefly... Read more

      Norman
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