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Finding the best options for assisted living in Richmond can be a challenge. With so many choices for seniors, making the right one for your family can seem overwhelming. Working together, we can help you gain peace of mind. Our free service includes a local Senior Living Advisor dedicated to matching you with a tailored list of hand-picked communities that meet your needs. We provide you with full details and pricing, scheduling property tours and move in support. There's no cost to you.

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Senior housing types near Richmond, VA

  • Greenfield Residences at Monument

    Greenfield Residences at Monument

    501 North Allen Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
    (18)
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    Welcome to Greenfield Residences at Monument Avenue ! Located in the heart of Richmond's historic Fan District, is designed for seniors who want to live in pure elegance. Our beautiful six story building was built in 1905, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was recently...

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  • Imperial Plaza

    Imperial Plaza

    1717 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
    (92)
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    LIVING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST BEGINS AT IMPERIAL PLAZA. Nestled among the quiet neighborhoods of Richmond, our community provides a unique combination of compassionate care and an active, engaged lifestyle. Our welcoming environment, thoughtful programs and tenured associates give residents the...

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  • The Towers Community

    The Towers Community

    350 High Oaks Road, Richmond, VA 23225
    (23)
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    The Towers opened over 30 years ago and is located in Richmond, VA just south of the James River and minutes from Bon Air, Westover Hills and Stoney Point Fashion Park. Our campus sits amidst a beautiful landscape of sheltering pines and fragrant magnolias that provide a secluded and relaxing feel;...

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  • Elmcroft of Chesterfield

    Elmcroft of Chesterfield

    1000 Twinridge Lane, Richmond, VA 23235
    (42)
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    Lease by July 31 and your community fee is only $500.* That’s a savings of up to $1,500! See our Sales Director for details. Elmcroft of Chesterfield is located in North Chesterfield, Virginia, just south of the James River and near the city of Richmond. We are located just minutes from the Historic...

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  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield

    4931 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond, VA 23234
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Commonwealth Assisted Living at Chesterfield is an assisted living community serving individuals in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia. We're located within a few minutes of Collegiate School Aquatics Center, several specialty shops, various medical facilities and schools, as well as local...

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  • The Crossings at Bon Air

    The Crossings at Bon Air

    9100 Bon Air Crossing Rd, Richmond, VA 23235
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Crossings at Bon Air is a 17.6-acre campus that features rental independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, memory care apartments and short stay respite living. Residents of our community enjoy extensive in unit amenities, such as full kitchens, washer/dryers and weekly...

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  • Morningside in the West End

    Morningside in the West End

    3000 Skipwith Road, Richmond, VA 23294
    (23)
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    With five levels of care to better match the services our residents need, our community also offers a special memory impairment neighborhood called the Gardens. We offer Five Star service delivered in a family-like atmosphere, setting us apart from other providers. For more than seven years, we have...

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  • Sunrise of Richmond

    Sunrise of Richmond

    1807 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229
    (44)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sunrise at Bon Air

    Sunrise at Bon Air

    2105 Cranbeck Road, Richmond, VA 23235
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Discovery Village at the West End

    Discovery Village at the West End

    9801 Harmony Woods Way, Richmond, VA 23233
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Discovery Village at the West End is an assisted living community located in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is Virginia’s capital and is recognized as being one of the nation’s oldest cities. Its vibrant history is richly portrayed in the city’s many museums and historic sites. History enthusiasts...

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  • Brookdale West End Richmond

    Brookdale West End Richmond

    1800 Gaskins Road, Richmond, VA 23238
    (49)
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    If you’re looking for more than just a place to live — if you want to live well —  then our upscale, two-story retirement community located in a serene wooded area of Richmond, Va., is the place for you. Our community, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, provides abundant...

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  • Spring Arbor of Richmond

    Spring Arbor of Richmond

    9991 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    HHHunt is accepting reservations for its new Spring Arbor Assisted Living Community scheduled to open in September 2004. Like similar communities by HHHunt (a leader in real estate development throughout Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia) Spring Arbor of Richmond features exceptionally large one and...

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  • Sunrise Villa Tuckahoe

    Sunrise Villa Tuckahoe

    12401 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in the charming West End of Richmond, Tuckahoe Senior Living offers the very best in personalized care. Our community specializes in assisted living for those who may need help with everyday activities, as well as memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other forms of...

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  • Symphony Manor of Richmond

    Symphony Manor of Richmond

    12411 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238
    (17)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in a lovely residential neighborhood in the West End of Richmond. We are near premiere shopping, dining, hotels, interstates, hospitals and medical services. Our range of services extends from respite care to traditional assisted living services such as bathing, dressing, and medication...

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  • Beth Sholom Gardens

    2001 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond, VA 23238
    (6)
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    Beth Sholom Gardens is an assisted living community in the historic, scenic city of Richmond, Virginia. Our peaceful, picturesque community is located on a large,16 acre wooded campus in the upscale, tree-lined West End neighborhood, providing excellent access to area medical centers, unique shops...

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  • Parkside at Beth Sholom

    1550 John Rolfe Parkway, Richmond, VA 23238
    (2)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Parkside at Beth Sholom, located in Richmond, Virginia, is an assisted living community that specializes in holistic medicine and memory care to help residents with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease lead a high-quality life without losing their independence. The community sits in a...

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  • The Crossings at Hanover

    The Crossings at Hanover

    8227 Meadowbridge Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
    (10)
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    Located in Mechanicsville, Virginia, The Crossings at Hanover has 113 units, with 75 Assisted Living apartments and 38 Memory Care apartments. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well landscaped campus. The community is ideally located in Mechanicsville,...

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  • Heritage Green

    Heritage Green

    7080 Brooks Farm Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    (28)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Heritage Green Assisted Living is a licensed assisted living facility with a secured Memory Care unit. We are located just minutes away from Memorial Regional Hospital and physician offices. For more than 16 years families have named Heritage Green Assisted Living as the residence that provides a...

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  • Yama Services Adult Assisted Living

    Yama Services Adult Assisted Living

    10046 Rinker Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    YAMA Services Adult Assisted Living home is located in Mechanicsville, Hanover County off of Atlee Station Road. This is a licensed assisted living home with a capacity for seven (7) residents. We provide a warmly decorated home with a team of friendly professionals. Our team of professionals...

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  • Bickford of Chesterfield

    Bickford of Chesterfield

    11200 W Huguenot R, Midlothian, VA 23113
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings. The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs and nothing...

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  • Ginter Hall Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Ginter Hall Assisted Living & Memory Care

    11300 Mall Court, Chesterfield, VA 23235
    (29)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Ginter Hall Assisted Living & Memory Care has been providing Quality Care at an Affordable Price to seniors in the Richmond Metropolitan area for well over 38+ years! Ginetr Hall, a local Family Owned community, is committed to enriching the lives of senior adults through top quality care and a...

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  • Morningside of Bellgrade

    Morningside of Bellgrade

    2800 Polo Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23113
    (30)
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    Morningside at Bellgrade sets the stage for our residents to increase their quality of life. Our excellent program offers a balanced nutritional plan, which complements the medication management delivery plan. When the health of an individual is viewed, diet and medications go together. When they...

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  • Tapp Family Home Inc

    Tapp Family Home Inc

    8106 Rural Point Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23116
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Tapp Family Home, located on 16 acres in rural Mechanicsville, offers an alternative to a 'facility' atmosphere and was the first licensed Assisted Living Community in Hanover County. Tapp Family home provides 10 residents with personalized, loving and professional care, along with a safe and secure...

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  • Elizabeth House Assisted Living

    3590 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
    (4)
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    The decision to leave the comfort of your own home to move into an assisted living residence is a difficult one for most people. You don't need constant help, every day. But you do need a little help from time to time. Is it worth the move? Assisted living can offer you more lifestyle choices at a...

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  • Spring Arbor of Salisbury

    Spring Arbor of Salisbury

    14001 Turnberry Lane, Midlothian, VA 23113
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Spring Arbor of Salisbury Residential Assisted Living opened in 2007 with a variety of apartments ranging from studios, different styles of one bedroom/living room suites, and two bedroom apartments. We are a single level building in a lovely residential neighborhood on a quiet street but still...

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  • Brookdale Midlothian

    Brookdale Midlothian

    14016 Turnberry Lane, Midlothian, VA 23113
    (39)
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    If you’ve reached the time in your life where you’re ready to leave the housekeeping, laundry and daily chores to someone else and enjoy life, then our community in the historic city of Midlothian, Va., is ready and waiting for you. Our community, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and...

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  • The Crossings at Ironbridge

    The Crossings at Ironbridge

    6701 Ironbridge Pkwy, Chester, VA 23831
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Crossings at Ironbridge is a state-of-the-art community for seniors looking for great living and the best in assisted living and memory care. Our spacious suites and apartments accommodate both your needs and your budget. Each suite features large, bright windows, ample storage and a large...

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  • Dunlop House

    235 Dunlop Farms Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Located in Colonial Heights, Dunlop House has been honored as a Top Assisted Living Facility in Virginia by Assisted Living Today. Dunlop House specializes in both assisted living and Alzheimer's care for seniors. Since 1999 it has provided its residents with quality care and a rewarding lifestyle...

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  • The Westmont at Short Pump Community (Opening Spring 2019)

    TBD, Short Pump, VA 23233
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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  • Auburn Hill Senior Living

    5800 Harbour Ln, Midlothian, VA 23112
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|| What is Assisted Living? 
|| Assisted Living vs Memory Care 
|| Virginia Assisted Living Regulations  
|| 5 Questions to Ask a Facility 
|| Senior Living in Richmond 

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Assisted Living in Richmond

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living housing is a long-term senior care option that includes support for the activities of daily living such as meals, bathing, dressing and medication management. It is not the same as a nursing home, where residents can expect round-the-clock skilled nursing care. Every assisted living community has its own mix of services, amenities, activities and culture. Many also offer support for seniors with specific needs such as diabetes, incontinence care or the early stages of cognitive loss due to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Assisted Living Vs. Memory Care

According to the National Center for Assisted Living, nearly one in four residents currently in assisted living in the state of Virginia have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. In addition, many assisted living communities offer support for residents with cognitive issues. So how do you know if designated memory care or simply assisted living is what your loved one needs?

Although many assisted living facilities offer memory care onsite, the two kinds of care are not the same. Memory care provides full-time specialized support for someone with dementia while assisted living is designed to meet the needs of people who need help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing or eating. Assisted living can be a good option for people in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s but for those who have experienced wandering issues or who have caused harm to themselves or others, a secured memory care environment is probably a better choice.

If you have specific questions about what kind of care your loved one needs, talk to a physician. They can help you determine whether assisted living will work or if you need to search for memory care. You can also talk to one of our Senior Living Advisors. They have helped many families with questions about what kind of care is the best fit for their family member or friend and they can help you, too.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

While each facility is unique, most assisted living facilities offer a variety of living arrangements, a wide range of meal options, common areas and complimentary transportation, among other services and amenities. These include:

  • Activities, entertainment and events, both on-site and off
  • Exercise and wellness programs
  • Housekeeping, including linen service
  • Access to medical professionals

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Virginia

The state of Virginia offers exceptional access to its records for assisted living facilities through the Virginia Department of Social Services website. Data available to review includes the dates of inspection, whether an inspection was prompted by a complaint, whether the inspector found any violations and what the plan of correction was to address a violation. You can search by facility name or zip code to find the communities in the areas you are considering.

In the state of Virginia, assisted living facilities are required by law to:

  • Allow only two people to live in one bedroom
  • Provide handrails, non-skid surfaces and grab bars in every bathtub and shower
  • Equip all bedrooms with connecting bathrooms with signaling devices that residents can use in case they need help.
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How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Richmond?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, the average cost of assisted living in the greater Richmond, Virgina, metropolitan area in 2018 was $3,843. This is about 7% less than the average cost for assisted living in the state of Virginia, which cost $4,128 in 2018. Costs for assisted living can vary widely based on services, amenities and location, so it pays to look in nearby suburbs and towns if you have that flexibility.

The Senior Living Cost Index is based on the actual prices families pay when they move into assisted living and it is the only cost index of its kind. To learn more about senior living costs, visit the A Place for Mom Senior LIving Cost Planner.

How to Pay for Assisted Living

Many families finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an option. Here are three other resources that may help you pay for assisted living:

  • Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t know about. One benefit in particular, Aid & Attendance, has helped thousands of families afford assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to receive benefits. With the current average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to find out if your loved one may qualify for benefits. See our Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for more details or contact the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to learn more or go to va.gov.
  • Life Insurance Policies. If the senior you are helping move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to liquidate the policy and receive funds now. Different restrictions and regulations apply depending on the kind of policy you have, so contact a financial advisor or eldercare attorney to find out more about your options and to assess what’s best for your situation.
  • Reverse Mortgages. For senior couples who may have different needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good way for one person to move into assisted living while another remains at home while his or her partner transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage allows homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. For more information, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you or contact the HUD Richmond Field Office.

For more ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, contact A Place for Mom to talk to a Senior Living Advisor today.

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5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

Finding the right assisted living facility is a big decision, both for a senior and for their family. Here are five things to consider when thinking about making the move to assisted living:

  1. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this community provide your loved one with the support they need? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities have a ratio of one personal care assistant for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be sure to ask about the facilities you are looking for.
  2. Is there outdoor space? For many residents making the transition from a private residence to assisted living means giving up a beloved garden or outdoor area, so having access to a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is important. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor space, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ spaces for community events.
  3. How many staff are available to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others may have more generalized help available after hours. In the state of Virginia, assisted living facilities are required to have a minimum of two direct care staff members awake and available at all times.
  4. Is there a wait list? Popular communities can fill up fast. If the one you like is not available, inquire about the wait list and what the community’s policy is for managing it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing your homework can really pay off -- plan ahead!
  5. What services are included in the monthly fee? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic fee structure and what might incur additional cost. Some facilities employ a fee-for-service model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional costs for things like medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different levels of care are charged different fees.

For more information about what to look for when visiting an assisted living community, download our Assisted Living Residence Checklist.

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How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

With so many options to choose from, finding the right assisted living community can seem like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors can help -- they are expert in helping match seniors to the facilities that are the best fit for their care needs, personality and budget.

Here are a few things to keep in mind during your search:

  • Be sure to look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living communities offer everything from homey environments to upscale resort-style luxury living. It can be easy to be swayed by the features and amenities you might choose for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Does your loved one need help bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited vision or special diets? Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger community or be more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate setting? Think about the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • Plan to tour at least three to five facilities, if you can. Start with scheduled tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of them seems like a good fit, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of choosing the right assisted living community can be overwhelming, but there are resources that can help. Call A Place for Mom today -- we can help save you time and money and make sure you make the right choice.

About Senior Living in Richmond, Virginia

Virginia’s capital city offers more than 50 assisted living options to choose from, with a wide range of prices, styles and amenities. Whether you are looking for down-home atmosphere or resort-style living, you can find it in the greater Richmond area. Richmond boasts one of the oldest municipal park systems in the country and a long list of historic and cultural landmarks for easy day trips. The city is home to the Greater Richmond Agewave Coalition, which is dedicated to making Richmond a great place for people to age. For more information about services for seniors in the Richmond area, visit SeniorNavigator, a website that features links to community resources across Virginia that’s searchable by city or zipcode.

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