22 Memory Care Facilities near Richmond, VA
There are 22 Memory Care Facilities in the Richmond area, with 14 in Richmond and 8 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Richmond is $4,673 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Midlothian with an average starting cost of $4,342.
To help you with your search, browse the 21 reviews below for memory care facilities in Richmond. On average, consumers rate memory care in Richmond 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 15 families in Richmond find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Richmond, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Richmond, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Richmond
Richmond is the capital city of Virginia, a state in which the Alzheimer's Association estimates that more than 140,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. Over 227,000 people live in this city, with adults over the age of 65 making up nearly 12 percent of the population. The community has a full array of resources for seniors and their families who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, as well as more than a dozen memory care facilities within the city proper. Families who are looking for more options will find 10 more facilities nearby.
In Richmond, memory care facilities, also called special care units, or SCUs, may be located within their own dedicated building or be housed within an assisted living facility that meets special guidelines regarding staffing, training, security measures and admission procedures.
- According to the American Lung Association, Richmond tied for first place for cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for 24-hour particle pollution. The city's good air quality may appeal to seniors who have respiratory illnesses.
- Richmond residents enjoy four distinct seasons, and the city rates 60 out of 100 on Sperling's Comfort Index compared to the national score of 54. Summers are hot with highs around 89 degrees, and winters are chilly with lows around 26 degrees. The region receives just 11 inches of snow annually, which may make local travel easy for those visiting loved ones in memory care.
- The rates of property crime and violent crime in Richmond surpass regional, state and national rates, which may be a consideration for families who are helping their loved ones transition to memory care. The property crime rate is 53.3 compared to the national average of 38.1, and the violent crime rate is 58.8 compared to the U.S. average of 31.1.
- Richmond seniors do not pay income tax on their Social Security income, and withdrawals from retirement accounts are deductible up to $12,000. This may leave more money in the budget for memory care expenses.
Paying for Memory Care in Richmond
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Richmond start around $4,673 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 Richmond 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 Richmond
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 Richmond
Richmond 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 Richmond, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Richmond
Richmond-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 Richmond
Review of Elmcroft of Chesterfield
The staff that greeted us at Elmcroft of Chesterfield was really nice. The tour guide was very informative, able to answer all of my questions, and made me feel comfortable about what was going on.... Read more
Review of Glenburnie Rehab & Nursing Center
My friend is at Glenburnie Rehab & Nursing Center. So far, it's been OK, but she's only been there a week. We just saw her yesterday, and even though they have opened up a bit regarding the res... Read more
Review of Sunrise Villa Tuckahoe
Staff is very kind, caring and knowledgeable. Feels like a real community where you see people you know and say hello. Newly renovated memory care looks lovely. Read more