9 Memory Care Facilities near Fredericksburg, VA
There are 9 Memory Care Facilities in the Fredericksburg area, with 8 in Fredericksburg and 1 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Fredericksburg is $5,117 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Stafford with an average starting cost of $4,016.
To help you with your search, browse the 12 reviews below for memory care facilities in Fredericksburg. On average, consumers rate memory care in Fredericksburg 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Woodbridge with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 8 families in Fredericksburg find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Fredericksburg, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Fredericksburg, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Fredericksburg
The small city of Fredericksburg is home to roughly 28,000 people, about 10 percent of whom are over the age of 65. The city lies on the Potomac River in the northernmost region of Virginia, where the Alzheimer's Association reports that 140,000 people are living with the disease. Over the next several years, that population is expected to increase to about 190,000.
To support local seniors with dementia, the Fredericksburg area has 10 memory care facilities, with eight located in the city and another two just outside of the city limits. These facilities, which are also called "special care units," or SCUs, may be freestanding or located within an assisted living facility that meets special requirements for staffing, staff training, safety and admission procedures.
- Seniors in Fredericksburg do not pay income tax on their Social Security benefits, and up to $12,000 of income from other retirement accounts is tax deductible.
- The cost of living in Fredericksburg is slightly higher than the state average and about 16 percent higher than the nationwide average, which may be a concern for seniors on a tight budget. Healthcare expenses are slightly lower here than they are elsewhere in the state and country, however, which may leave more money for a memory care budget.
- Fredericksburg experiences hot, humid summers and freezing winters, with temperatures ranging between 27 degrees and 90 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a year. The area receives half as much snow as the U.S. average, which may make local travel easier for those visiting friends or family members in memory care.
- The Fredericksburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Mary Washington Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Fredericksburg
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Fredericksburg start around $5,117 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,043 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg
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 Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg 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 Fredericksburg, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg-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 Fredericksburg
Review of Cardinal Village
My Mother was a resident at Cardinal Village from April 2014 until January 2020 when she finally passed from Alzheimer's. My Dad became a resident in March 2019, and, sadly, we lost him in Septemb... Read more
Review of Poet’s Walk Fredericksburg
We moved my mother into Poet's Walk Fredericksburg. I think they're very thorough, we're having a wonderful time, and she's doing some great things. The only issue we've had is continually repetiti... Read more
Review of Cardinal Village
Before placing my wife of 54 years in full-time memory care, our family (daughter, son, and I) researched local facilities and visited three of them, three times each. Cardinal Village kept standin... Read more