9 Memory Care Facilities in Williamsburg, VA
Also serving communities of Yorktown, Gloucester, Kilmarnock, Farnham.
The average cost of memory care in Williamsburg is $4,856 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800. Cheaper nearby regions include Suffolk with an average starting cost of $4,107.
To help you with your search, browse the 5 reviews below for memory care facilities in Williamsburg. On average, consumers rate memory care in Williamsburg 3.8 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Williamsburg
Williamsburg is located in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan area in Virginia, a state in which 140,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. The city itself is home to about 15,000 people, about 15 percent of which are at least 65 years old. To support local seniors who have Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Williamsburg has nine memory care facilities, and there are two more outside of the city limits.
Memory care facilities in Williamsburg may also be referred to as "special care units," or SCUs. These facilities provide at least 16 hours a week of scheduled activities that focus on cognitive stimulation, physical functioning and natural world activities. Some SCUs are freestanding while others are located in secured units in assisted living facilities.
- The cost of living in Williamsburg is on par with the state average and about 14 percent higher than the national average, which may be a consideration for those transitioning to memory care from outside of the state. Healthcare expenses are slightly higher in this area at over 10 percent higher than state and national averages.
- Williamsburg residents enjoy comfortable temperatures throughout the year. Summers are warm with highs in the upper-80s and winters are cold with lows near 30 degrees. The region receives just 6 inches of snow annually, compared to the national average of 26 inches, which may appeal to families who travel to local memory care facilities to visit loved ones.
- Williamsburg is a safe city with a crime rate that is lower than state and national averages, which may provide peace of mind for families with loved ones in memory care. On a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 representing the lowest crime rate, the property crime level is 28.6, compared to the U.S. average of 38.1, and the violent crime rate is 13.1, compared to the national average of 31.1.
- Seniors in Williamsburg do not pay income tax on Social Security benefits. While other types of retirement income are taxable, there is up to a $12,000 deduction, which may leave more money in the budget for memory care.
Paying for Memory Care in Williamsburg
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Williamsburg start around $4,847 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,909 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg
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 Williamsburg
Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg, please visit our Memory Care in Virginia page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Williamsburg
Williamsburg-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 Williamsburg, VA
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Williamsburg
Review of Dominion Village at Williamsburg
We've been having difficulties getting my mother in Dominion Village at Williamsburg, because of all the requirements needed. The rooms were very roomy and the staff was very friendly. I have no pr... Read more
Review of White Oaks at Williamsburg
The care provided at this facility is top rate. My husband has thrived since coming here in late September 2018. His therapists say he has come even further than they thought possible because of ... Read more
Review of Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg
I visited Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg, we thought it was fantastic, and we ended up moving my mother there. The staff is very professional, caring, they have many scheduled activitie... Read more