8 Memory Care Facilities in Virginia Beach City, VA
The average cost of memory care in Virginia Beach City is $4,868 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,795. Cheaper nearby regions include Chesapeake City with an average starting cost of $4,294.
To help you with your search, browse the 36 reviews below for memory care facilities in Virginia Beach City. On average, consumers rate memory care in Virginia Beach City 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Virginia Beach City find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Virginia Beach City, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Virginia Beach City
Virginia Beach's population is the highest in the state at 450,435, including slightly more than 57,200 who are over 65 years old. Based on Medicare enrollment statistics, nearly 4,460 of those elderly residents have Alzheimer's disease or a dementia-related condition.
Special care units, as they are called in Virginia, must be licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and have to follow special staffing and administrative rules to supervise patients with cognitive issues. Seven special care units are located in Virginia Beach, and a few more are in neighboring communities.
- Virginia Beach has a typically mild temperate climate with only six inches of snow per year, which is 20 inches less than the U.S. average. Its 213 sunny days per year outnumber the national average by eight, and the annual 45 inches of rainfall is a mere six inches higher than the country's average. Winter lows are around 33 degrees, and summer highs are near 87, earning the city a 67 out of 100 on the Sperling's Comfort Index.
- Rating 13.8 out of 100, Virginia Beach's violent crime rate is more than 50 percent lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime ranks only two points higher than the U.S. average of 38.1 at 40.0. Special care units are generally secure, but it's a good idea to ask about security measures.
- Compared to a median ranking of 100 for the U.S., Virginia Beach's cost of living index is slightly above average at 115.6. Families with loved ones in special care units can expect to pay slightly more for care than it would cost in an average U.S. city.
- Social Security benefits are not taxed, and residents over 65 may deduct as much as $12,000 of income per person. Virginia's property taxes are low, and the elderly receive discounts from the state. Seniors and their families may find more room in their budget for memory care in Virginia Beach.
Paying for Memory Care in Virginia Beach City
Average Monthly Costs
Counties in Virginia
Memory Care costs in Virginia Beach City start around $4,868 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 Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach City
Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach City, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Directory of Winners in the Virginia Beach City Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Virginia Beach City
Virginia Beach 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.
Other Options in Virginia Beach City, VA
Memory Care near Virginia Beach City, VA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Virginia Beach City
Review of Harmony at Independence
The woman I met at Harmony at Independence (formerly The Crossings at Independence) was terrific and very knowledgeable. The place was clean, very well kept and very nice. The problem is they were ... Read more
Review of The Memory Center
The Memory Center is excellent and very expensive, but it's my number one choice for my sister. The staff is excellent. The place is created in an L shape and everything is amazing there. It felt l... Read more
Review of Brookdale Virginia Beach
Brookdale Virginia Beach is a little cheaper than the other place I visited, but it doesn't have quite as much to offer. The staff is wonderful and the rooms were nice and had good light. They have... Read more