2 Memory Care Facilities in Harrisonburg, VA

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Brookdale Harrisonburg

Provides: Memory Care
2101 Deyerle Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801
"We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.Our peaceful..." More

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Bellaire at Stone Port

Provides: Memory Care
1684 Port Hill Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
"I came in for a visit. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. I was toured the Memory Care unit. The staff were engaging with the residents. I was instantly greeted by the Memory Care..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Harrisonburg

    Harrisonburg, which is nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, is home to over 54,000 people and a senior community that makes up nearly 10 percent of the population. It is situated in the western region of Virginia, a state where more than 140,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. To support the local population with dementia, the Harrisonburg area has five memory care facilities, including two in the city proper and an additional three nearby. 

    Harrisonburg memory care facilities may also be referred to as special care units, or SCUs. While some SCUs have their own dedicated building, others are located within assisted living facilities that meet staffing, training and structural requirements outlined by the Virginia Department of Social Services. 

    • Harrisonburg is a relatively affordable city, with an overall cost of living that is 15 percent below the statewide average. Health care is quite expensive here, however, averaging about 30 percent higher than health-care costs elsewhere in the state and the country. This may be a challenge for seniors who are managing a chronic condition like dementia.

    • Harrisonburg seniors pay income tax on income from retirement accounts, but up to $12,000 is tax deductible. Seniors do not pay income tax on their Social Security benefits.

    • Summers in Harrisonburg are very warm and humid, which may be a consideration for seniors who are sensitive to heat. Winters are cold, with lows in the mid-20s, and the region receives about 22 inches of snow annually.

    • Harrisonburg is a relatively safe city with low crime rates, which may provide peace of mind for families who are helping their loved ones relocate to memory care in this area. Its violent crime rate is 16.0, compared to the national average of 31.1., and the property crime rate is 34.6, compared to the U.S. average of 38.1. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Harrisonburg

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Virginia

    $6,170.00 Winchester
    $5,350.00 Berryville
    $5,040.00 Front Royal
    $4,890.00 US
    $4,772.00 Charlottesville
    $4,597.00 Harrisonburg
    $4,298.00 Lynchburg
    $2,225.00 Staunton

    Memory Care costs in Harrisonburg start around $4,597 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,890 per month.

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

    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 Harrisonburg

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


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Harrisonburg

    Harrisonburg-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Harrisonburg

    • Review of Bellaire at Stone Port

      I came in for a visit. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. I was toured the Memory Care unit. The staff were engaging with the residents. I was instantly greeted by the Memory Care Direct... Read more

      Summer2019
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