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Assisted living is legally called “assisted living” for licensing purposes in the state of Virginia. The Virginia Department of Social Services oversees two levels of assisted living in senior care facilities, as well as all retirement homes in Virginia. There is one level of assisted living licensed for minimal assistance and one for moderate assistance. Facilities are allowed dual license for both Assisted Living and Residential Living Care as it is termed in the state.

Virginia is one place that is nearly filled with rural towns, thriving cities, as well as exciting culture and history that senior citizens sincerely appreciate. The state – which is located in the eastern part of the United States – offers an excellent blend of ocean and mountain life. The weather is relatively mild when compared to the north. And it is blessed with warm summers, which affords the residents to go kayaking, hiking, golfing or generally enjoy the outdoors.

The Old Dominion State is also home to lots of assisted living facilities and other remarkable senior living options. Each one has distinct support systems and amenities designed to make seniors live out their lives safely and comfortably.

But before you get your loved one into an assisted living community in Virginia, you need to take note of a few things.

Paying for Assisted Living in Virginia

The statewide cost for the state of Virginia when it comes to assisted living is over the national amount. The national amount is $4,000 and the statewide amount for Virginia is $4,451 per month. The least expensive assisted living facilities in Virginia can be found in Harrisburg, Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Stanton at an average of just $2,412 monthly. The most expensive ones are in Richmond, Winchester and Blackberry.

Memory care for the state of Virginia can add $890 through $1,335 more per month to the cost of assisted living. There is assistance available for senior citizens having a challenge paying for assisted living in the state of Virginia. Some of the resources the senior seeking care may already have but may not be able to know how to leverage can be of service to them. Ask some pertinent questions like does the senior have or can get a reverse mortgage? Reverse mortgages can be cashed out against the equity of the home. Is the retiree a retired public servant? Is the retiree a person who served as a firefighter or a police officer in the state of Virginia? What about military benefits? Another little-known benefit is long-term care insurance. Long-Term care insurance can help pay for senior living facilities in Virginia if the senior has an existing policy. Some insurance companies can take the senior up until their early or mid-70’s for a new policy as well, though it will be very expensive at this point. If the senior has annuities that can be cashed to help offset assisted living fees, this is also a plus. Use all benefits creatively so you can afford to get the best assisted living facility for your loved one.

Assisted Living Apartment Requirements in Virginia

All rooms in Virginia assisted living apartments can be a minimum of 80 square feet for single occupancy. If the facility is old construction, then it must be 100 square feet per resident. There must be 80 square feet per resident if there is double occupancy for structures in operation after February 1, 1996. Otherwise, a 60 square foot minimum is required per resident.

If the Virginia senior living residence was in operation on or after December 28th 2006, there may only be 2 residents per bedroom but only 4 per bedroom for any facility in operation prior to that date.

Keep in mind that when we talk about the structure requirements and capacity, here there is a big difference between assisted living and residential care. Typically, residential care can be, depending on the state, and the age of the building as well, a dormitory type setting.

The bathroom requirements for Virginia assisted living apartments are as follows: a toilet and a sink shall be provided for every 4 residents and a bathtub or shower unit for every 7 residents. When there are more than four people living on a floor in an assisted living home, then that dynamic changes. Toilets sinks, bathtubs or shower units have to be in separate rooms and separate for men and women. There are other requirements for floors used by any resident. Where there aren't resident bedrooms, in units with shared bedrooms that are dormitory-style, other regulations may apply.

Services in Virginia Assisted Living

Any assisted living facility in Virginia without adequate staffing is potentially unsafe. The sizes of assisted living facilities indeed differ from one another. However, the majority of the best assisted living facilities in Virginia rely mostly on staff members in order to meet the needs of the aged residents.

Medical Services in Virginia Assisted Living

Large assisted living facilities hire a director of nursing as well as a medical director. The responsibility of the director of nursing is to superintend the day-to-day tasks of the nursing staff. The medical director, on the other hand, metes out healthcare strategies for elderly residents.

Most of the nursing staff at assisted living facilities in Virginia consist of licensed practical nurses with at least two-year degrees, registered nurses with full degrees, and well-trained personal care assistants.

Most nursing staff work directly with the elderly residents to provide personal services, healthcare, and also administer medications to those who need it.

For medical visits or day trips outside the facilities, a few staff members must travel along with the senior residents. This is to ensure the safety of the residents throughout their trip.

Administration in Virginia Assisted Living

It is expected that assisted living facilities in Virginia be run by an administrator who directs and oversees the activities of the facility. An admissions administrator must be available to handle every paperwork associated with the admission of new residents.

The general office staff should be in charge of filing, answering phone calls, and reception duties. At least two staff members must always be on duty at all times when residents are present.

Dining, Housekeeping, and Maintenance

There must be a team of janitorial staff on hand to provide housekeeping services for every resident. They must not only take care of the residents’ rooms, but must also be willing to assist them in public areas as well.

They should also be on hand for laundry duties. A handful of staff should be dedicated to cooking and serving food along with cleaning up the dining area immediately after the residents are done with their meals.

Assisted living facilities in Virginia must be in good condition always, and this will require the services of people who handle maintenance, landscaping – including mowing, keeping pathways clear of debris, getting rid of snow from sidewalks and pathways.

With adequate staffing in place, you can be assured that your loved one will be in good hands in any of the assisted living facilities in Virginia.

Assisted Living Facilities in Virginia

    Ritenour Rest Home

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  1. Ritenour Rest Home
  2. Ritenour Rest Home provides assisted living services in Staunton, Virginia. It can house a maximum of 53 elderly adults at a time. With a location at 403 N. Coalter Street, in the 24401 area code inside Augusta county, Ritenour Rest Home assists those elderly adults who need aid with daily living activities. Some of the services offered by Ritenour Rest Home include accommodation for special diets, tailored service plans and an on-site dietitian.

    Heartfields At Fredericksburg

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  3. Heartfields At Fredericksburg
  4. Heartfields At Fredericksburg specializes in providing senior assisted living in Stafford county, Virginia. It includes a total of 99 studio and 1-bedrooom apartments for senior citizens. Heartfields At Fredericksburg is pet-friendly and can provide assistance with eating, feeding and dressing to any seniors living in Fredericksburg, VA and surrounding areas. Heartfields At Fredericksburg is located at 20 Heartfields Lane, 22405 zip code. Heartfields At Fredericksburg includes services such as: a beauty shop, specialized intervention program and a registered dietitian.

    Crestwood

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  5. Crestwood
  6. When searching for assisted senior living in Harrisonburg, Virginia, you will find Crestwood as an excellent upscale senior care option. It contains a total of 106 assisted living units. It is located at 1401 Virginia Avenue, 22802 zip code and provides services such as a cafe, laundry and linen service and memory care services. Crestwood offers assisted living not only to Harrisonburg residents, but also to all Rockingham county residents as well.

    Blue Ridge Christian Home

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  7. Blue Ridge Christian Home
  8. If you need help with everyday tasks, Blue Ridge Christian Home, situated at 85 Beulah Drive in the 24472 zip code area can help you or your loved one to locate the help with daily living you need in Raphine, Virginia. Blue Ridge Christian Home has a total capacity of 20 seniors. It offers social activities, medication administration and continence management.

    Tlc Adult Home

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  9. Tlc Adult Home
  10. Tlc Adult Home has a capacity of 8 seniors. Tlc Adult Home offers amenities such as: pharmacy service, medication monitoring and an emergency alert system. It is located at 880 Lillian Naff Drive, and it is fully equipped to provide assisted living services to Henry, VA senior citizens.

    Arleigh Burke Pavilion

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  11. Arleigh Burke Pavilion
  12. Located at 1739 Kirby Road, inside 22101 zip code area in Fairfax county, Arleigh Burke Pavilion provides assisted senior living to Mclean, VA senior citizens and includes amenities such as educational opportunities, a licensed nurse and an on-site dietitian. Arleigh Burke Pavilion can accommodate up to 32 seniors at a time.

    Woodhaven At Williamsburg Landing

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  13. Woodhaven At Williamsburg Landing
  14. Situated at 5500 Williamsburg Landing, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, Woodhaven At Williamsburg Landing will assist any James City county senior with everyday tasks and offers amenities like educational opportunities, laundry services and incontinence assistance. Woodhaven At Williamsburg Landing can offer long-term assisted living to a maximum of 70 elderly adults at a time.

    Sunrise At Bon Air

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  15. Sunrise At Bon Air
  16. Seniors looking for assisted living in Richmond, Virginia will find Sunrise At Bon Air, located at 2105 Cranbeck Road inside 23235 zip code as a wonderful choice for all of their care needs. Sunrise At Bon Air is able to care for up to 94 older adults and allows seniors to stay with cats and small dogs. With services that include a barber and beauty shop, laundry services and an on-site dietitian, Sunrise At Bon Air will be a perfect choice for any senior.

    Salem Terrace At Harrogate

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  17. Salem Terrace At Harrogate
  18. With a location at 1851 Harrogate Drive in Roanoke county, Salem Terrace At Harrogate shines at providing assisted living services for elderly seniors in Salem, VA as well as those who live in surrounding areas. Salem Terrace At Harrogate offers amenities such as a barber and beauty shop, laundry service and scheduled bathroom reminders. Salem Terrace At Harrogate is capable of taking care of a maximum of 90 Salem older residents and provides several levels of senior care.

    Brightview Baldwin Park

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  19. Brightview Baldwin Park
  20. Brightview Baldwin Park, located at 31 Woodlee Road offers assisted senior living in Staunton, Virginia and offers amenities and services such as accommodation for special diets, walking trails and bathroom reminders. Brightview Baldwin Park is equipped to care for up to 75 older adults from 24401 zip code in Augusta county and nearby areas.

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