7 Memory Care Facilities near Roanoke, VA

Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Roanoke, VA

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TerraBella Pheasant Ridge

Provides: Memory Care
4435 Pheasant Ridge Rd, Roanoke, VA 24014
"I toured the Terrabella Pheasant Ridge memory care. They seemed to offer a lot of activities. It was beautiful, as far as aesthetics go. The rooms were beautiful, and the areas where the patients..." More

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Brookdale Roanoke

Provides: Memory Care
1127 Persinger Road South West, Roanoke, VA 24015
"I toured Brookdale Roanoke. Memory care is all they have there. It was my least favorite not because of anything about the building or the staff or anything anybody said or did, but the rooms are..." More

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The Harmony Collection at Roanoke – M...

Provides: Memory Care
4414 Pheasant Ridge Road, Roanoke, VA 24014
"I like The Harmony Collection at Roanoke - Memory Care the best. It was very nice, new and clean. Everybody was pleasant, and they were friendly. I watched the interactions between the staff and..." More

Richfield Living - Roanoke Campus

Provides: Memory Care
1047 Mecca Street NE, Roanoke, VA 24012
"I chose Richfield Living in Roanoke for my brother because it has a comprehensive care facility and memory care, so that he could get both aspects of what he needs. He would be able to stay there..." More

Friendship Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
367 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24012
"We have known Friendship Manor for years because we've kind of grown up in this community since the 60's. It's a massive facility now all over the valley. The people that we talked to were..." More

Friendship Retirement Community

Provides: Memory Care
367 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24012

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Brookdale Salem Virginia

Provides: Memory Care
2001 Ridgewood Drive, Salem, VA 24153
"I went to visit the memory center of Brookdale Salem, and it felt like they're in a basement. It was probably around lunch time. When we came up on the elevator, everybody was shoved into this..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Roanoke

    The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 140,000 people in Virginia currently have the Alzheimer's disease. The city of Roanoke has nearly 100,000 people, including a senior community of roughly 15,000. It offers a variety of resources for families and seniors who have been affected by various forms of dementia and other cognitive impairments, including two memory care facilities. Just outside the city limits, there is one more memory care facility. Some of these memory care facilities, which may also be called "special care units," have their own freestanding building while others are located within a secured wing of an assisted living facility. SCUs are licensed and monitored by the Virginia Department of Social Services. 

    • Roanoke is a relatively affordable city, with an overall cost of living that is about 13 percent below the national median and 27 percent less than the state average. The cost of healthcare is on par with the state and national averages, which may be a consideration for seniors who are managing a chronic condition like dementia. 
    • Roanoke has a fairly comfortable year-round climate, rating 61 out of 100 on the Sperling's Comfort Index. Summer highs are in the mid-80s, and winter lows are in the mid-20s. The city gets about 15 inches of snow annually, compared to the national average of 26 inches, which may make local travel easier for families visiting their loved ones in memory care.
    • Roanoke's crime rates are higher than regional, state and national averages, which may be a concern for those who are relocating to the area. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 representing high crime, the property crime rate in Roanoke is 59.5 and the violent crime rate is 46.2.
    • Roanoke's air quality is good, which may be beneficial for seniors who have cardiovascular disease or respiratory illnesses. The American Lung Association gave the county an A for ozone pollution, a B for short-term particle pollution and a passing grade for annual particle pollution.


    Paying for Memory Care in Roanoke

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Virginia

    $5,847.00 Fishersville
    $5,635.00 Roanoke
    $5,053.00 US
    $4,500.00 Lynchburg
    $4,132.00 Danville
    $3,697.00 Bedford
    $2,845.00 Salem
    $2,645.00 Staunton

    Memory Care costs in Roanoke start around $5,635 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 Roanoke 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 Roanoke

    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 Roanoke

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


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Roanoke

    Roanoke-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 Roanoke, VA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Roanoke

    • Review of Richfield Living - Roanoke Campus

      I chose Richfield Living in Roanoke for my brother because it has a comprehensive care facility and memory care, so that he could get both aspects of what he needs. He would be able to stay there f... Read more

      Cheryl
    • Review of TerraBella Pheasant Ridge

      I toured the Terrabella Pheasant Ridge memory care. They seemed to offer a lot of activities. It was beautiful, as far as aesthetics go. The rooms were beautiful, and the areas where the patients g... Read more

      Cheryl
    • Review of Brookdale Roanoke

      We placed my brother in Brookdale Roanoke's memory care last year. Overall, it was a good experience for us. I think he thrived there. They seemed to care about him. Whenever I talk to them, they a... Read more

      Cheryl
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