16 Memory Care Facilities near Norfolk, VA
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There are 16 Memory Care Facilities in the Norfolk area, with 3 in Norfolk and 13 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Norfolk is $7,218 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,781. Cheaper nearby regions include Chesapeake with an average starting cost of $4,294.
To help you with your search, browse the 30 reviews below for memory care facilities in Norfolk. On average, consumers rate memory care in Norfolk 1.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Chesapeake with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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3 Memory Care Facilities in Norfolk, VA
13 Memory Care Facilities near Norfolk, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Norfolk
Norfolk, Virginia, one of the of the busiest seaports and naval bases in the world, has a population of 245,000, 10 percent of whom are seniors over 65. Estimates of Virginia seniors with either Alzheimer's disease or dementia are over 140,000, with the number climbing to 190,000 by 2025. Many of these folks will eventually need to transition into a memory care facility, and Norfolk has 44.
The Virginia Department of Social Services regulates memory care facilities, residential communities providing health care, personal care services and 24-hour supervision. In addition, Virginia's Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services monitors Alzheimer's care and provides resources for caregivers.
- The Commonwealth of Virginia grants certain tax breaks for senior citizens over 65, including all or part of their real estate taxes, personal property tax on one vehicle, the vehicle registration/license fee and the solid waste fee. Criteria change from year to year; however, these breaks may free up more funds to pay for memory care fees.
- The overall cost of living in Norfolk is on par with the U.S. average. This may be beneficial for those in memory care because high housing prices are unlikely to affect the cost of operations for memory care homes. Health-care costs, however, are more than the national average, which may have an impact on the budgets of those in memory care.
- Norfolk's weather is generally pleasant year-round. Summers are warm, with breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, while winters are mild with light snow. Hurricanes in the late summer and early fall may affect those in memory care.
- The Norfolk area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Norfolk
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Norfolk start around $7,218 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk
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 Norfolk
Norfolk 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 Norfolk, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Norfolk
Norfolk-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.
Other Options in Norfolk, VA
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