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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Residential care homes in Richmond may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Richmond care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Richmond, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

Residential Care Home Facilities in Richmond, VA

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Trinity Assisted Living, LLC

101 Shady Bluff Point, Williamsburg, VA 23188

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G & W Adult Home

123 Northwest Ave, Blackstone, VA 23824

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The Haven Assisted Living @ Sandy Valley

4350 Sandy Valley Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Private, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

The Haven at Sandy Valley is a senior care home in Mechanicsville, VA in Hanover County. With a strong historical tie the Civil War, Mechanicsville is a great place to live or visit. Take advantage of National Battlefield Park and learn more about the battle of Cold Harbor or visit one of many...

Hand 'n Heart

133 Waller Mill Rd # 403, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Cost of care homes in Richmond, VA

The average cost of senior living in Richmond is $4,750 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Mechanicsville, VA with an average of $4,750 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Learn more about other types of senior living in Richmond, Virginia

Learn More About Personal Care Homes in Richmond, VA

Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Personal Care Homes in Richmond, VA

The median monthly cost of a room in a care home in Richmond is about $3,350 within the metropolitan area. In the state of Virginia, the median monthly cost for a room in a care home is about $4,950. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right residential care home in Richmond for you or your loved one.

Learn More About Richmond, VA

Cost of Living

Compared to other major cities on the east coast, Richmond is considered extremely affordable. Overall, the cost of living in Richmond is only three points higher than the national average while the grocery index is rated seven points below the average. All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
103 93 $1,208 20.3% spend over 30% of their income on rent $207,984 $42,356 None

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals in Richmond include:

  • Chippenham Hospital – One of the largest hospitals in the state, this privately owned, short term acute care community operates a total of 793 staffed beds. This community offers a wide range of cardiovascular and radiology/imaging services. Chippenham operates psychiatric, rehabilitation, and intensive care units. This hospital also offers chemotherapy, hemodialysis, lithotripsy, and hyperbaric oxygen care.
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital – This privately owned short term acute care community has a verified level II trauma center. This community is medicare approved to provide heart and kidney transplants and also has a wide range of cardiovascular and imaging services. The hospital also operates psychiatric, rehabilitation, and intensive care units. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is capable of providing hyperbaric oxygen care.
  • VCU Medical Center – The largest university hospital in the state of Virginia, this short term acute care community has a total of 781 staffed beds and offers level I trauma care. This community is medicare certified to provide heart, kidney, liver, and pancreas transplants. The hospital operates psychiatric, rehabilitation, and intensive care units and provides hemodialysis, chemotherapy, and a wide range of cardiovascular services.

Weather and Climate

Richmond has a humid subtropical climate which means that the city has hot, humid summers, while the winters tend to be mild and rainy. On average, the humidity level for Richmond is roughly 67%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of August at roughly 72%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
79°F 92°F (July) 65°F (July) 42°F 55°F (December) 28°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
43 (Good) 52 in the month of June (Moderate)

During the peak season the air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Natural Disasters
4” 5” (August) 11″ Hurricanes, floods, and moderate earthquakes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Richmond County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
36.79% 60.45% 2.76%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
1,059,907 227,032 1,463 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.80%


Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 24% 10% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
23% 37% 15%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.1% 47.8% 7.1% 0.5% 0.2% 41.6% 2.3%


Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
16,141 59 12


Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9% 65% 16% 25% 6% 7%

Richmond is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Richmond is the capital of Virginia and one of the oldest states in the Union. The city is filled with a wide variety of historical and cultural opportunities ranging from colonial history to contemporary art. This is why living in Richmond, VA is a great option for any active senior. One of the most historically significant locations in Virginia is St. John’s Church, where Founding Father Patrick Henry famously decried “Give me liberty or give me death.” The American Civil War Museum is another important historical location which was once the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and which houses a large archive of information on the American Civil War.

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers a lovely stroll through its vast array of flora housed in its domed conservatory. A popular spot for outdoor recreation is Maymont, a 100-hundred acre Victorian estate filled with walking paths and beautiful flower beds. The estate also has a carriage museum and a native wildlife exhibit. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has works by Goya and Picasso on display, as well as a dedicated gallery of ancient Egyptian artifacts, and a display of Faberge Eggs.


Richmond has limited options for public transit. Bus routes are operated by the Greater Richmond Transit Company which offers reduced fares for seniors and Medicare customers. The Pulse Line is scheduled to open soon and will offer high frequency bus routes in the West End, the Museum and VCU district, Downtown, and the East End.

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