Home Care in Virginia

Virginia has earned the nicknames “Old Dominion” and “Mother of Presidents” due to the state’s long and storied history. Founded as one of the oldest British colonies, Virginia has also been the birthplace of 8 former U.S. presidents. From the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains in the west, to its scenic beaches along the Atlantic coast as well as its proximity to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Virginia truly has something for everyone and is a great place to retire.

According to Genworth, the median monthly cost for a home health aide in Virginia is about $4,400. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of home care services in Virginia to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

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Virginia Home Care Regulations

Each state regulates senior living care differently. Because home care providers offer similar services to assisted living, states may regulate home care within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Virginia.

In Virginia, home care — or in-home care — is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Virginia is considered to be slightly less affordable than the national average. Virginia’s proximity to Washington D.C. as well as its pristine coastline and beachfront properties mean that certain parts of the state have a much higher cost of housing than others. This is especially true in the northern and eastern parts of the state. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 102
  • Groceries: 96
  • Housing: 108
  • Utilities: 99
  • Transportation: 88

Demographics

About 15% of the population in Virginia are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Virginia leaned liberal. This is mostly due to a left-leaning populace in the northern portion of the state surrounding the D.C. metro area. The southern parts of the state are known for being more conservative.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 50% voted Democratic
  • 44% voted Republican
  • 6% voted third party

Population

  • Median age: 38
  • Over the age of 55: 28%
  • 2018 population: 8,517,685
  • 2020 population: 8,623,619
  • Estimated 2025 population: 8,894,254

Miscellaneous

  • 44% regularly attend a religious service
  • 33% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 10,088 congregations
  • There are 519 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Virginia’s climate is classified as humid sub-tropical. This means that the state experiences long summers, while the winters are short and fairly mild. There is moderate rain year round and the coastal breezes keep summer temperatures pleasant. The average humidity level is around 70%, often peaking in August at around 80%.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 69%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 4”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 6” (September)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 32 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 40 in April (Good)

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 55°F
  • Average summer temperature: 74°F
  • Typical summer high: 91°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 52°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 37°F
  • Typical winter high: 55°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: 17°F (January)

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