2 Memory Care Facilities in Washington County, VA
The average cost of memory care in Washington County is $4,976 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Sullivan County with an average starting cost of $4,745.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Washington County
There are almost 55,000 people who call Washington County, Virginia home. Of those people, more than 22 percent are seniors aged 65 or older, many of whom are living with Alzheimer's Disease, which affects an estimated 150,000 seniors in Virginia.
There are two memory care facilities in Washington County that provide residential care and support to seniors with dementia. These facilities are subject to similar rules as assisted living facilities and as such, both facility levels are often housed at the same location. The Virginia Department of Social Services regulates all memory care and assisted living facilities in the state.
- The Washington County area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those that specialize in brain health and dementia care such as Johnston Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Virginia's tax laws are very retirement-friendly. The state doesn't tax social security income and all other forms of retirement income are eligible for generous tax deductions. Families on limited budgets can consider using these savings towards the cost of memory care.
- Washington County has higher violent crime rates than the average U.S. city. On a scale of one to 100 where one represents low crime and 100 represents high crime, Washington County has a violent crime rate of 36.7, while the national average is only 31.1. It's important to discuss safety with memory care facilities and make sure there are security systems in place to protect residents from crime.
- Washington County has more rainfall annually than the average U.S. city. While the average city has only 39 inches of rain each year, Washington County has 46 inches. This may limit outdoor time for seniors living in memory care facilities. Regardless, it's important to make sure that all time spent outdoors is supervised by memory care staff.
Paying for Memory Care in Washington County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Washington County start around $4,976 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,932 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County
Washington 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 Washington County, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Directory of Winners in the Washington County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Washington County
Washington 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.