2 Memory Care Facilities in Suffolk, VA
The average cost of memory care in Suffolk is $4,107 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,825.
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2 Memory Care Facilities in Suffolk, VA
What to Consider About Memory Care in Suffolk
Suffolk, Virginia, is the largest city in the state with a population of over 90,000 people. A large part of the population, 13.4 percent, are aged 65 years and older. Of those seniors, 12.2 percent have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. There are two memory care facilities in Suffolk, with an additional six in the surrounding areas. These facilities are referred to as Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
- Residents should be aware that Suffolk's crime rate is nearly eight percent higher than the state average. It reports a violent crime rate of 1.96 incidents per 1,000 people and a property crime rate of 24.75 occurrences per 1,000 residents compared to the national average of 3.82 per 1,000 and 23.62 per 1,000, respectively. Although memory care facilities are among the safest places to live, seniors' and family members who are concerned about crime might want to ask staff about security measures in place to keep their residents safe.
- The cost of living in Suffolk is 12 percent above the national average, with housing costs at 23 percent more than the national average. This may be a concern for seniors and their families who have an eye on affordability when choosing memory care. Those who are supporting loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia may be interested to know that Suffolk has an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent, which is lower than the national average of 3.9 percent.
- In Suffolk and the rest of Virginia, residents do not have to pay estate tax, and they are not taxed on Social Security retirement benefits. Retirement account withdrawals and public and private pension incomes are only partially-taxed, saving seniors some money.
- Suffolk, Virginia, is home to the Sentara Obici hospital, a state-of-the-art facility that has a full-service emergency room and a neurology department that cares for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Paying for Memory Care in Suffolk
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Suffolk start around $4,107 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,957 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Suffolk 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 Suffolk
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 Suffolk
Suffolk 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 Suffolk, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Directory of Winners in the Suffolk Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Suffolk
Suffolk-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.