5 Memory Care Facilities near Salem, VA

2 Memory Care Facilities in Salem, VA

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Brookdale Salem

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

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Salem Terrace Harrogate

Provides: Memory Care
1851 Harrogate Drive,, Salem, VA 24153
"We went to Salem Terrace. They were all wonderful. I really like that. I was really impressed with them because they took all the time in the world with us during the visit. The staff was dressed..." More

3 Memory Care Facilities near Salem, VA

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Carrington Cottage at Botetourt Commons

Provides: Memory Care
270 Commons Pkwy Dr, Daleville, VA 24083
"Terrible service for my family member. Residents are ignored by staff when you are visiting. Most need more care and are left in bed most of the day. You will be promised a lot of care your family..." More

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The Harmony Collection at Roanoke – M...

Provides: Memory Care
4414 Pheasant Ridge Road, Roanoke, VA 24014
"My in-laws are residents of the memory care and independent living of Pheasant Ridge Memory Center. The memory care so far seems excellent. It's a beautiful community and they're seemed to be..." More

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Brookdale Roanoke

Provides: Memory Care
1127 Persinger Road South West, Roanoke, VA 24015
"Brookdale Roanoke was a very nice standalone memory care center. They had different hallways depending on how far advanced your dementia was. The people that were higher performing they would be on..." More

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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Salem

  • Review of Brookdale Salem

    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 litt... Read more

    Jackie
  • Review of Salem Terrace Harrogate

    Salem Terrace was good, but we chose another facility because it was a little bit better. The staff was very nice and very engaging with patients. They did have cafeteria-style, but we think that i... Read more

    A Fellow ReviewerXPIEE
  • Review of Salem Terrace Harrogate

    We went to Salem Terrace. They were all wonderful. I really like that. I was really impressed with them because they took all the time in the world with us during the visit. The staff was dressed v... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Salem

Salem is a small city of fewer than 26,000 people, nearly 19 percent of whom are seniors. It's situated in the southwestern region of Virginia, a state where 140,000 seniors have Alzheimer's disease. Families and seniors who have been affected by dementia receive support from the Local Office on Aging, as well as the Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter.

To accommodate the needs of seniors with dementia who are no longer able to live at home, the Salem area has five memory care facilities, with two in the city proper and three more in the nearby cities of Roanoke and Daleville. These facilities are officially called "special care units" and may either be freestanding or located within an assisted living facility.

  • While Salem's cost of living is about 7 percent below the national average, healthcare expenses are about 4 percent higher here than they are in the nation as a whole. This may be a consideration for families whose senior loved one has a chronic condition like dementia.
  • Crime rates in Salem are a little lower than the national average, which may appeal to families who are researching memory care facilities in southwest Virginia. On a 100-point scale, with a lower score representing lower crime, the city's violent crime rate is 30, compared to the national average of 31.1, and the property crime rate is 36.5, versus the national median of 38.1.
  • Salem's climate is relatively pleasant throughout the year. On Sperling's Comfort Index, which evaluates cities based on their year-round temperatures and humidity levels, Salem is rated 70 out of 100, compared to the national average of 54. This city may be well-suited for seniors who enjoy relaxing outdoors.
  • Seniors in Salem do not pay income tax on their Social Security benefits. While other types of retirement income are taxable, up to $12,000 is tax deductible. This may allow for more money in the memory care budget. 


Paying for Memory Care in Salem

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Virginia

$4,799.00 US
$4,432.00 Roanoke
$4,331.00 Winston Salem
$4,298.00 Lynchburg
$3,665.00 Danville
$3,447.00 Bedford
$2,455.00 Salem
$2,225.00 Staunton

Memory Care costs in Salem start around $2,455 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,799 per month.

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

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Virginia page. Financial Assistance in Virginia Financial Assistance in Virginia

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 Salem

Salem and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living 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 Salem, please visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

Memory Care Facilities in Salem

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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Salem

Salem-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Virginia page for more information about these laws.

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