2 Memory Care Facilities in Staunton City, VA
The average cost of memory care in Staunton City is $2,225 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,781.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Staunton City
The independent city of Staunton, which sits on the edge of the George Washington and Jefferson Forest, is home to more than 25,000 people. More than 20 percent of this population is aged 65 or over, and many of them require care for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
There are five memory care facilities in the city that are licensed to provide this type of care. According to Virginia Law, these facilities are known as Assisted Living Facilities that have Special Care Units (SCU). These SCUs are licensed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Families concerned about the respiratory health of their loved ones in Staunton will be happy to know that the air quality rating is 70 out of 100. This is 12 points higher than the national average. Some families may want to take extra precautions by finding a memory care facility that uses air filtration.
- The overall cost of living in Staunton is 10 index points below the national average of 100. In addition, Staunton has a housing price rating of 91 compared to a Virginia average of 135. This may make the town particularly attractive to families looking for more affordable memory care.
- Virginia is considered a tax-friendly state for seniors due to social security exemptions and large tax deductibles for pensions and retirement accounts. For families concerned about affording memory care, these benefits may be very valuable.
- The winter in Staunton can get very cold with an average January low temperature of 23 degrees. The average annual snowfall is 23 inches. Families may want to check if a memory care facility has reliable heating to keep their loved ones protected.
- Staunton is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that provide services related to brain health and dementia care such as Augusta Health, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Staunton City
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Staunton City start around $2,225 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 Staunton 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 Staunton 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 Staunton City
Staunton 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 Staunton City, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Staunton City
Staunton 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.