4 Memory Care Facilities near Lynchburg, VA

3 Memory Care Facilities in Lynchburg, VA

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Heritage Green Assisted Living and Me...

Provides: Memory Care
200-201 Lillian Lane, Lynchburg, VA 24502
"My godmother was admitted to the memory care unit and she had excellent care from the nurses , aides and staff members. My god mother was always clean and the facility was always clean when I..." More

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Pearls of Life at Liberty Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
107 Monica Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
"This building provides plenty of space inside and out for those struggling with the need for memory care to walk, wander, touch interactive walls, and engage in rooms designed especially for them...." More

The Elms of Lynchburg

Provides: Memory Care
2249 Murrell Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501
"My mom moved into The Elms of Lynchburg. We're not allowed to go in there yet. We only had one visit and that's it; it was when we first put her in there. Since then, we have visited her, but it..." More

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Runk & Pratt of Forest

Provides: Memory Care
208 Gristmill Drive, Forest, VA 24551
"Runk & Pratt of Forest was clean, very modern, and very nice. The only thing that prohibited us was the distance. The tour was real nice, and the lady who gave us the tour went out of her way..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Lynchburg

    Lynchburg is home to nearly 81,000 people, and while this college town has a relatively young population, about 14 percent of its residents are over the age of 65. It is a small city in the heart of Virginia, a state where more than 140,000 people are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. In addition to providing support groups for local families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, the city has two memory care facilities, and there is one more outside the city limits.

    In Lynchburg, as in the rest of the state, memory care facilities may also be called Special Care Units, or SCUs. SCUs may occupy their own building, or they may be located within an assisted living facility that has secure dementia units. In addition to providing secured, self-contained SCUs, assisted living facilities that offer memory care also have requirements regarding dementia care staff and staff training.

    • Summers in Lynchburg are hot and muggy, with highs that reach into the upper-80s. Winters are cold, with lows in the 20s, and the area gets an average of just 13 inches of snow annually. These temperature extremes may impact seniors who enjoy spending time outdoors.
    • The overall cost of living in Lynchburg is relatively low, coming in at roughly 25 percent below the state average and 12 percent below the national average. However, healthcare costs are slightly higher here than elsewhere in the country, which may be a consideration for seniors who are living with chronic conditions such as dementia. 
    • Lynchburg seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, and withdrawals from retirement savings accounts are deductible up to $12,000. This may help some seniors and families afford memory care. 
    • The Lynchburg area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Centra Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Lynchburg

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Virginia

    $5,847.00 Fishersville
    $5,635.00 Roanoke
    $5,370.00 Charlottesville
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,500.00 Lynchburg
    $3,697.00 Bedford
    $2,845.00 Salem
    $2,645.00 Staunton

    Memory Care costs in Lynchburg start around $4,500 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,053 per month.

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

    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 Lynchburg

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

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lynchburg

    Lynchburg-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 Lynchburg, VA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lynchburg

    • Review of Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care

      My godmother was admitted to the memory care unit and she had excellent care from the nurses , aides and staff members. My god mother was always clean and the facility was always clean when I visi... Read more

      Brenda Clark
    • Review of Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care

      Before choosing a Memory Care facility for my wife, I visited all the facilities in the Lynchburg area. All facilities do their best to sell you on why they would be the best choice for you and y... Read more

      Amy's spouse
    • Review of Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care

      It doesn't feel (or smell) like a residential facility. It feels more like home with residents bringing in their own furniture and decorating their rooms. This helps with memory care patients. Find... Read more

      D Witt-Miller
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