Virginia Beach is a coastal city of around 459,470 residents, of which 13.7% are aged 65 and older. Their health care needs are met by four hospitals within the city limits and many more in the surrounding communities. These include Princess Anne Hospital, ranked #16 in the state. There are also 221 family medicine doctors serving the community’s Medicare beneficiaries and a significant number of nursing homes. The average cost for a semiprivate room in a Virginia Beach nursing home is $7,665, equaling the state average and $89 per month below the national average.

Nursing homes provide 24-hour care for seniors with long-term care needs and those recovering from surgery and serious illnesses. A typical nursing home has a physician who tailors a health plan for the senior, which a registered nurse manages with assistance from licensed nurses. The facilities also ensure seniors receive three meals per day and personal care support. Assisted living and home health care services also provide excellent support for seniors with fewer health concerns and more mobility.

This guide covers senior care costs in more detail and provides some examples of resources available in Virginia Beach.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Virginia Beach, VA

2015

Atlantic Shores

1200 Atlantic Shores Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

Atlantic Shores is an award-winning retirement community with a full range of services and amenities. The community is set on a pristine 100-acre campus next to Red Wing Lake and 10 minutes away from … (read more)
Atlantic Shores is an award-winning retirement community with a full range of services and amenities. The community is set on a pristine 100-acre campus next to Red Wing Lake and 10 minutes away from … (read more)

Bay Pointe Rehabilitation and Nursing

1148 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

The rooms are spacious and very clean, my mom is a short term resident. The staff are so willing to not just take care of my mother but they all so listen to the needs of their patients family. They … (read more)
The rooms are spacious and very clean, my mom is a short term resident. The staff are so willing to not just take care of my mother but they all so listen to the needs of their patients family. They … (read more)

2013

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is located about midway between Virginia Beach and Norfolk off of Route 264. There is a Catholic Church on the grounds and separate facilities for advanced memory care and a … (read more)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is located about midway between Virginia Beach and Norfolk off of Route 264. There is a Catholic Church on the grounds and separate facilities for advanced memory care and a … (read more)

Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

Westminster Canterbury Chesap is an assisted living facility located right on the beach near Interstate 279 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It’s near the Bayville Golf Club, and has spectacular water vie … (read more)
Westminster Canterbury Chesap is an assisted living facility located right on the beach near Interstate 279 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It’s near the Bayville Golf Club, and has spectacular water vie … (read more)

Bayside Health & Rehabilitation Center

1004 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

My stay was from Dec. 15, 2021-Jan.15, 2022. My goals were to be in a skilled facility for a fractured arm and MS to receive OT/PT treatment. The goals were met. The rooms need to be renovated/refurbi … (read more)
My stay was from Dec. 15, 2021-Jan.15, 2022. My goals were to be in a skilled facility for a fractured arm and MS to receive OT/PT treatment. The goals were met. The rooms need to be renovated/refurbi … (read more)

Thalia Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing

4142 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Similar to others I’ve visited. I used the Wii and it helped rehab be fun. I would recommend the facility to someone needing a short rehab stay.
Similar to others I’ve visited. I used the Wii and it helped rehab be fun. I would recommend the facility to someone needing a short rehab stay.

Kempsville Health and Rehabilitation Center

5520 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

My father had a short rehab stay at Kempsville Health and Rehabilitation Center. It looked pretty clean. The staff was friendly, answered our questions well, and were attentive. They were good people … (read more)
My father had a short rehab stay at Kempsville Health and Rehabilitation Center. It looked pretty clean. The staff was friendly, answered our questions well, and were attentive. They were good people … (read more)

Sentara Nursing Center VA Beach

3750 Sentara Way, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Sentara Nursing Center provides sufficient care to their residents. The overall care has been okay and the overall cleanliness is good. But my relative only had his physical therapy only in his room. … (read more)
Sentara Nursing Center provides sufficient care to their residents. The overall care has been okay and the overall cleanliness is good. But my relative only had his physical therapy only in his room. … (read more)

Va Beach Healthcare And Rehab

1801 Camelot Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

I was a patient there for 1 week. It was the worst week of my life. I went there for rehab after knee replacement surgery on 4/18/2022. Now the rehab, och/therapy and sp/therapy were great. But th … (read more)
I was a patient there for 1 week. It was the worst week of my life. I went there for rehab after knee replacement surgery on 4/18/2022. Now the rehab, och/therapy and sp/therapy were great. But th … (read more)

Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia

6401 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

My father moved into Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia. It was a good placement for my dad based on the five facilities that I looked at. My dad has been taken care of. He’s doing pretty good and i … (read more)
My father moved into Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia. It was a good placement for my dad based on the five facilities that I looked at. My dad has been taken care of. He’s doing pretty good and i … (read more)

Norview Heights Rehabilitation and Nursing

5580 Daniel Smith Road, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462

I looked at Heritage Hall Virginia Beach. It is a large place, but I like the smallness of the other community. The rooms were fine. They had both semi-private and private rooms that were a nice size. … (read more)
I looked at Heritage Hall Virginia Beach. It is a large place, but I like the smallness of the other community. The rooms were fine. They had both semi-private and private rooms that were a nice size. … (read more)

Princess Anne Health & Rehabilitation Center

1948 Landstown Centre Way, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456

This place is horrid about taking of patient especial at night the night staff told this patient to pee in there diaper because they did not want to be bother to get this patient up so a diaper rash h … (read more)
This place is horrid about taking of patient especial at night the night staff told this patient to pee in there diaper because they did not want to be bother to get this patient up so a diaper rash h … (read more)

Birchwood Park Rehabilitation and Nursing

340 Lynn Shores Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

Nobody ever answers the phone! Especially at the nurses station! I can’t ever call my sister in law! Ridiculous!
Nobody ever answers the phone! Especially at the nurses station! I can’t ever call my sister in law! Ridiculous!

Sentara Nsg Center-windermere

1604 OLD DONATION PKWY, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

Daytime nurses and care providers are the best people and try very hard to be attentive although they seem to be a little short staffed. The night and weekend shifts could care less about your loved o … (read more)
Daytime nurses and care providers are the best people and try very hard to be attentive although they seem to be a little short staffed. The night and weekend shifts could care less about your loved o … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Virginia Beach, VA

The average cost for a semiprivate room in Virginia Beach is $7,665 per month, while another $1,034 pays for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

The 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey found that seniors in Virginia Beach, like their peers across the state, pay $7,665 per month for a semiprivate room in their nursing home communities. When compared to the typical American’s costs, this is an annual saving of $1,068. 

Cities within a four-hour radius of Virginia Beach fall into the more expensive and affordable categories. Richmond’s costs average at $9,064, while Lynchburg’s is $6,644. In California, Maryland, seniors can expect to pay around $8,137, while in the opposite direction, in Greenville, North Carolina, $6,342 is normal.

$7665

Virginia Beach

$7665

Virginia

$7756

United States

$9064

Richmond

$6644

Lynchburg

$8137

California, MD

$6342

Greenville, NC

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Senior care costs vary, shaped by the intensity of care provided and the community’s costs. Adult day centers have the lowest costs, at $1,950. Homebound seniors who need caregivers to come to them can get standard services (home care) and basic medical support (home health care) for the same fee of $3,813. Due to including accommodation with care, assisted living’s costs are higher, at $4,365. Nursing homes have the highest fees, typically charging $8,699 in Virginia Beach for a private room, although semiprivate rooms are available for $7,665.

$3813

Home care

$3813

Home health care

$1950

Adult day health care

$4365

Assisted living

$7665

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$8699

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Virginia Beach, 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 Virginia Beach, VA

There are numerous resources available to seniors in Virginia beach, some of which are included in the following list. It’s not comprehensive, so seniors and their families should make further inquiries if these examples don’t suit their needs.

Resource

Contact

Service

(804) 786-6145

Seniors aged 65 and older on a low income may be eligible for Long Term Services & Support, a Medicaid waiver that can cover their nursing home costs, including additional costs, such as hospital stays and transportation to medical appointments. Eligibility requires the applicant to be a resident of Virginia, a U.S. citizen (or legal alien), in need of nursing home levels of care and have an annual income that doesn't exceed $17,131 for an individual.

(757) 419-8810

Meals on Wheels of Virginia Beach is an independent nonprofit that delivers meals on weekdays to homebound seniors. During each visit, volunteers deliver one meal suitable for heating in an oven or microwave and one cold meal that can be eaten later. On Fridays, they can also deliver frozen meals to be consumed over the weekend. There is a sliding-scale cost for each meal, depending on the senior's income.

(757) 461-9481

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is a multi-resource agency dedicated to helping seniors and their caregivers. The nonprofit organization includes long-term care ombudsmen who advocate for the rights of nursing home residents and volunteers who provide respite services, enabling caregivers to get some much-needed free time to recuperate from caring for their loved ones. The agency also operates I-Ride Transit, a transportation service that includes fixed route and curb-to-curb services, taking seniors to medical appointments, senior centers and shopping for groceries. Transit costs are $1 per trip for fixed routes and $4 per trip for medical rides.

(804) 662-9559

No Wrong Door is a state-run program that connects seniors and their families with several support systems within Virginia to help them plan for long-term health care. The program's main value is in being a one-stop place, helping seniors avoid having to repeat their stories to multiple agencies that may or may not be able to support them. No Wrong Door makes the connections with the appropriate care providers and support networks on the seniors' behalf.