2 Memory Care Facilities in Salem County, 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

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

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Salem County

    Nearly 20 percent of Salem City County's 25,000 residents are seniors aged 65 or older, many of whom are living with dementia. Those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or another form of dementia, the latter of which affects an estimated 150,000 seniors in Virginia, often require residential care in one of the area's two memory care facilities. 

    Memory care facilities in Virginia are closely regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services, which provides a similar set of rules for both memory care and assisted living facilities. As such, both levels of care are often provided at the same location. 

    • The Salem City County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as LewisGale Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 
    • Crime rates in Salem City County are higher than in the average U.S. city. On a scale of one to 100 where one represents low crime and 100 represents high crime, property crime in the county is rated 44.3 and violent crime is rated 45.7. By comparison, property crime in the average U.S. city is only rated 38.1 and violent crime is only rated 31.1. It's important to make sure that memory care facilities have taken measures to protect residents from becoming victims of crime. 
    • Although the temperature is reasonably mild in Salem City County during the summertime, when combined with the area's above-average rainfall levels the climate can be fairly humid and at times, uncomfortable. Some seniors may find the summers in the area too uncomfortable and their families may want to consider memory care in other areas. 
    • The cost of living in Salem City County is about 10 percent below the national average. Families who have tight budgets for memory care should find the area reasonably priced. 


    Paying for Memory Care in Salem County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Virginia

    $5,322.00 Stokes County
    $4,863.00 US
    $4,432.00 Roanoke City
    $4,388.00 Rockingham County
    $4,298.00 Lynchburg City
    $3,696.00 Bedford County
    $3,665.00 Danville City
    $2,455.00 Salem County

    Memory Care costs in Salem County start around $2,455 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.

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

    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 County

    Salem County 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 County, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.

    Directory of Winners in the Salem County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Salem County

    Salem County-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 Salem County

    • 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

      Caring72716250
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