6 Memory Care Facilities in Chesapeake City, VA
The average cost of memory care in Chesapeake City is $5,181 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,120.
To help you with your search, browse the 26 reviews below for memory care facilities in Chesapeake City. On average, consumers rate memory care in Chesapeake City 4.7 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Portsmouth City with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 14 families in Chesapeake City find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Chesapeake City, call (855) 863-8283.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Chesapeake City, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Chesapeake City
With a population of 240,400, including 28,800 senior citizens, Chesapeake is the third-largest city in Virginia. In this community, 10 percent of the Medicare population has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related forms of dementia, and these conditions affect more than 140,000 adults statewide.
In Chesapeake and other parts of the state, assisted living facilities must meet specific staffing and administrative requirements to manage special care units for adults with cognitive impairments. The Virginia Department of Social Services has licensed over a dozen memory care facilities in the area, including five within the city and several in surrounding communities.
- Thanks to its mild Mid-Atlantic climate, Chesapeake's comfort index is 12 points higher than the national average. The area receives 8 more inches of rain than the typical U.S. city and six extra days of sunshine. Annual highs and lows fluctuate widely, so memory care facilities must protect residents from freezing weather and the summer heat.
- The air quality in Chesapeake is variable. While the community has low 24-hour levels of particulate pollution, its annual numbers are less than stellar. Additionally, Chesapeake is in the bottom half of metropolitan areas based on the number of high-ozone days. Local memory care facilities may have to take precautions to protect seniors who have asthma, COPD or respiratory ailments.
- Resident safety is another important concern for memory care facilities. Although Chesapeake's crime rate is just above the national average, it's slightly safer than the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan area. To protect residents who may become disoriented, most memory care facilities operate secured units that are locked or monitored.
- Despite its central location, the cost of living in Chesapeake is only 15 percent higher than the national average. Compared to other parts of the U.S., housing is approximately 40 percent more expensive, and transportation and healthcare costs are 17 percent higher. The area's reasonable cost of living may benefit fixed-income seniors who require memory care and similar services.
Paying for Memory Care in Chesapeake City
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Memory Care costs in Chesapeake City start around $5,127 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Chesapeake City 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 City
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 City
Chesapeake City 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 City, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Chesapeake City
Chesapeake City-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 Chesapeake City
Review of Commonwealth Memory Care at Chesapeake
My wife is in Commonwealth Memory Care at Chesapeake. They're very attentive and well staffed. They take care of their residents. It's a five-star facility. It's spectacular. It's clean as a whistl... Read more
Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor
My mother stayed at Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor for respite care. They were helpful with her, and she had a good experience. One of the things that caused us to choose them was that t... Read more
Review of Harmony at Oakbrooke
Harmony at Oakbrooke is very clean and they try to make things comfortable for the memory care residents. My mom just started going to physical and occupational therapy today. Then they have a gard... Read more