The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Roanoke City, VA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Roanoke City, VA

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Brookdale Roanoke

Provides: Memory Care
1127 Persinger Road South West, Roanoke, VA 24015
"We're in the process of getting my mother in at the Brookdale Roanoke. We like it because it has more of a personal feel and they refer to it as a community versus a facility. Each time we visited,..." More

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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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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

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Roanoke City

    The city of Roanoke is home to nearly 100,000 residents, 15.4 percent of whom are aged 65 and older and may be living with some type of dementia. Approximately 140,000 seniors across Virginia have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, including some that may live in Roanoke. Seniors in need of specialized treatment for this diagnosis can find assistance at Special Care Units (SCUs), two of which are currently available in Roanoke, with an additional option close by in the city of Salem.

    • Roanoke is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • The overall climate in Roanoke is considered very pleasant. Winter temperatures only drop to a low of 27 degrees, with no more than 15 inches of snow expected in a season, and summer temperatures can reach the high 80s. In terms of overall comfort, the city scores a 61 out 100, with 100 considered the best. These mild conditions may make it easier for seniors to cope with the changing seasons.
    • While the overall cost of living can be a high in many Virginia cities, Roanoke offers a budget-friendly option for seniors. At a score of 87.2, the city's cost of living falls well under both the statewide average of 114 and base national average of 100. Housing and transportation costs represent the areas of largest savings.
    • On a scale of 100, with 100 representing high crime, the city scores a 46.2 for violent crime and a 59.5 for property crime. These numbers compare to the statewide rates of 19.7 and 42.8 in the same categories, respectively. While most SCUs are equipped with surveillance systems and security, discussing the specific policies and procedures of a facility may offer families added peace of mind. 

    Paying for Memory Care in Roanoke City

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Virginia

    $5,806.00 Rockingham County
    $5,725.00 Roanoke City
    $5,525.00 US
    $5,468.00 Montgomery County
    $4,697.00 Lynchburg City
    $4,467.00 Danville City
    $3,926.00 Bedford County
    $3,445.00 Salem County

    Memory Care costs in Roanoke City start around $5,725 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,525 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Roanoke City 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 City

    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 City

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

    Directory of Winners in the Roanoke City Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Roanoke City

    Roanoke City-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 Roanoke City

    • Review of The Harmony Collection at Roanoke – Memory Care

      I have no idea how this place is allowed to operate. Basic care is not being done. My loved one has a rash from sitting in their own mess for hours. Not enough engaging activities throughout the da... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Roanoke

      My sister will be moving into Brookdale Roanoke. It's very homey looking. They have four sections that are all dedicated to memory care based on functional levels. The grounds look nice. The rooms ... Read more

    • Review of The Harmony Collection at Roanoke – Memory Care

      My sister is in memory care in The Harmony Collection at Roanoke - Memory Care. They have a lot of systemic issues. She has had trouble getting her laundry done, which is supposed to be included. A... Read more

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