2 Memory Care Facilities in Suffolk City, VA
The average cost of memory care in Suffolk City is $4,107 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,795.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Suffolk City
Suffolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a population of over 90,000 and the largest area by boundary land in the region. Across Virginia, 140,000 seniors are currently living with Alzheimer's disease.
Roughly 13.4 percent of Suffolk's residents are age 65 and older and may be living with some type of dementia. To serve the needs of these seniors, there are two memory care facilities available locally, with another six options in neighboring communities. These facilities are known as Special Care Units (SCUs) and can either be independent facilities or self-contained units at assisted living communities.
- Based on the U.S. average of 100, the cost of living in Suffolk is rated 112.2. While housing, health and transportation costs are high, residents can expect to save on groceries and utilities. Seniors and their families should keep this information in mind when deciding where to allocate funds.
- Suffolk is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care, such as Sentara Obici Hospital and Sentara BelleHarbour, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- The Suffolk area is known for having a pleasant year-round climate. Winter temperatures don't drop below 30 degrees, and only 5 inches of snow is expected to fall each year. Summers are sunny and warm, with temperatures climbing to the high 80s. Overall, the city scores 65 out of 100 in terms of overall comfort.
- Out of a possible 100, with 100 being high crime, the rate of violent crime in Suffolk scores a 24.7, and property crime scores 37.2. These numbers are quite similar to U.S. national averages of 31.1 and 38.1 in the same categories, respectively, though higher than statewide averages of 19.7 and 24.8. When touring an SCU, considering asking about the security policies and procedures a facility has in place to ensure its residents are kept safe at all times.
Paying for Memory Care in Suffolk City
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Suffolk City start around $4,107 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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 Suffolk City
Suffolk 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 Suffolk City, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Suffolk City
Suffolk 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.