The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Salem, VA for 2023

Directory of Memory Care Facilities in Salem, VA

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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

Salem Terrace Harrogate

Provides: Memory Care
1851 Harrogate Drive,, Salem, VA 24153
"I took a tour of the memory care at Salem Terrace at Harrogate. The memory care is a locked unit where the patients cannot leave, whereas assisted living, they can come and go. It's a very nice..." More

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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

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Carrington Cottage at Botetourt Commons

Provides: Memory Care
270 Commons Pkwy Dr, Daleville, VA 24083
"I was looking for just respite care for mom and I've already made arrangements for that and that's just for two weeks. It's Carrington Cottage Memory Care Center and it was very clean and smelled..." 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 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

    $5,995.00 King
    $5,725.00 Roanoke
    $5,525.00 US
    $4,697.00 Lynchburg
    $4,467.00 Danville
    $3,792.00 Bedford
    $3,445.00 Salem
    $3,200.00 Staunton

    Memory Care costs in Salem start around $3,445 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 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.

    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 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 Salem, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.

    Directory of Winners in the Salem Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Salem

    Salem-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 Salem, VA

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Salem

    • Review of Salem Terrace Harrogate

      I toured Salem Terrace Harrogate. The ground was very well-kept. The place isn't new, but it looked fairly new. It was very well kept. The rooms were small, but they were clean and attractive. I sp... Read more

      Donna
    • Review of Salem Terrace Harrogate

      I took a tour of the memory care at Salem Terrace at Harrogate. The memory care is a locked unit where the patients cannot leave, whereas assisted living, they can come and go. It's a very nice com... Read more

      Karen
    • Review of Brookdale Salem Virginia

      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
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