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The 10 Best Nursing Homes in Chesapeake, VA for 2024

Centrally located between Suffolk and Virginia Beach, Chesapeake puts seniors only minutes away from some of the best medical facilities in the state. The largest hospital serving the city is Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, which was rated as “High Performing” in six conditions by U.S. News and World Report. Older adults can also get specialized senior care at the nearby Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology of Eastern Virginia Medical School. At an average monthly cost of $7,665, nursing home care in this city is slightly cheaper than the national rate. This can add up to big savings for residents of Chesapeake,13% of whom are seniors aged 65 and above.  

Seniors who need extensive personal care, around-the-clock supervision and certain medical services may benefit from living in a nursing home environment. For those who don’t require this level of assistance, in-home care or assisted living could be a better fit.

In this guide, seniors will learn about the cost of Chesapeake nursing home care compared to nearby cities, prices for other types of care and resources for older adults in the area.

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Nursing Home Costs in Chesapeake, VA

In Chesapeake, retirees pay an average of $7,665 per month for a semiprivate nursing home room and $8,699 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Nursing home costs in Chesapeake are on par with Virginia’s statewide average of $7,665. Prices are about $100 cheaper than the national average, which is $7,756.

Prices can vary widely in other parts of Virginia. To the west in the state capital of Richmond, rates go up to $9,064 — almost $1,400 more than what retirees in Chesapeake pay. Moving to Central Virginia, prices in Charlottesville are somewhat more affordable. Nursing home care costs $7,452 in this city, or about $200 less than Chesapeake rates. Roanoke prices are also a bit cheaper at $7,513. Winchester’s prices are among the highest in Virginia, averaging $9,566.

Chesapeake

$7,665

Virginia

$7,665

United States

$7,756

Richmond

$9,064

Charlottesville

$7,452

Roanoke

$7,513

Winchester

$9,566

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Retirees in Chesapeake have other options for their long-term care. Seniors who want to get care at home will pay an average of $3,813. Home health care prices are the same, even though it also provides light various medical services. Adult day health care is the most affordable, costing only $1,950. Assisted living provides less stringent supervision than nursing home care and is priced accordingly at $4,365. A semiprivate nursing home room costs $7,665. For a fully private room, seniors pay $8,699.

Home care

$3,813

Home health care

$3,813

Adult day care

$1,950

Assisted living

$4,365

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7,665

Nursing home (private room)

$8,699

 Note: Data for Chesapeake was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Virginia Beach, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Chesapeake, VA

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Chesapeake, VA

The following agencies and organizations provide a range of free services for seniors in the Chesapeake area. These resources can help residents choose a long-term care option, get help at home, find ways to pay for care and more.

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Senior Services of Southeast Virginia(757) 461-9481SSSEVA functions as the Area Agency on Aging for residents in Chesapeake. Its counselors are available to help seniors make decisions about Medicare plans, long-term care planning and other issues that affect people as they age. Seniors can join one of its free evidence-based classes on topics such as balance improvement or management of chronic conditions.
Meals on Wheels(757) 461-9481This program provides home-delivered meals to Chesapeake residents who can't grocery shop or prepare food for themselves. The meals are nutritionally balanced, diabetes-friendly and heart-healthy. Seniors who meet income eligibility requirements can receive their meals for free.
In-Home Services(757) 461-9481SSSEVA offers several programs aimed at helping seniors stay in their own homes. Chesapeake residents can get assistance with housekeeping, meal preparation and personal care needs, such as grooming and getting dressed. Other programs may provide social visits, limited medical services and free air conditioner units for low-income retirees.
I-Ride Transit(757) 222-4513I-Ride provides discounted fixed-route bus service, trips to senior centers and medical transportation for seniors across Southeastern Virginia. For medical rides, seniors can be picked up and dropped off at their homes. The service is open to residents who are disabled or aged 60 and up.
Emergency Home and Accessibility Repair Program(804) 371-7000EHARP gives low-income seniors funding to make emergency home repairs and accessibility modifications. Funds can be used to pay for wheelchair ramps and repairs to plumbing, roofing, electrical systems and structural defects. The program is open to both homeowners and tenants (with homeowner approval).

Reviews of Communities Nearby

Nursing Homes

No way

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center

I wouldn’t send my worst enemy here. This place is filled with roaches, disgusting food and smells of urine. Many residents call out and yell for help and they are ignored. It’s a sad and...

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Nursing Homes

Flagmom

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center

Rooms are old and not kept Killed four roaches and one was on the wall above my mom’s bed. Food is cold and gross. Nursing staff is wonderful but they are soo busy. Therapy is intermittent

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Nursing Homes

Brian Lynch

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Chesapeake Health and Rehabilitation Center

The building had a urine smell in the halls. Most of the staff were not interested in caring for the the clients. I witnessed residents in need waiting for long periods of time and staff spending...

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