Virginia Senior Living
Virginia is one of those quiet southern states that keeps a pretty low profile, but don’t let that fool you! This state has a lot to offer newly retired seniors looking for reasonable Virginia senior living options. The state played an important role in US history and as such, has a very distinguished population with proud locals and lively, historic cities. Residents and visitors have ample possibilities to explore the historic towns like Colonial Williamsburg and Lexington. And while many people don’t associate Virginia with a laid back beach vibe, the Virginia coast is just gorgeous. The Chesapeake Bay makes a great choice for anyone looking for relaxing, but active senior lifestyle options.
12.5% of Virginia’s population is made up of people over 65 years old, which is close to the U.S. Census Bureau’s national average of 13.3% in 2011. Various options for senior living in Virginia are readily available in order to serve the growing demographic of seniors and retirees.
Virginia Assisted Living Costs
Although prices may vary depending on region or county, the average monthly cost for senior independent living in Virginia is $2,882 with a minimum of $840 and a maximum of $4,470. *From the SeniorHomes.com 2012 Independent Living Cost Survey. (http://www.seniorhomes.com/p/independent-living-costs/)
The State Agency Responsible for Regulating Assisted Living in Virginia is the Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs
Regulations on Vermont Assisted Living Centers:
- Regulations for Virginia Assisted Living Facilities
- Regulations Governing the Practice of Assisted Living Administrators
Retirement in Virginia
Virginia is another one of those southern secrets that are beginning to get a lot of attention from the over 60 crowd looking for reasonable senior living options. According to Kiplinger.com, Virginia is a mixed bag when it comes to cost of living and taxes. Compared to the rest of the country, Virginia's cost of living is 9.40% higher than the U.S. average and residents are taxed on their entire incomes, including federal and military pensions, but the good news is that Virginia does not tax Social Security benefits.
Did you know that...?
- Residents 65 and older can deduct up to $12,000 per person of retirement income, subject to income-eligibility limits.
- Virginia has no inheritance tax and no estate tax.
- Also, Virginia offers an age deduction that allows an exemption for filers who are 65 or older January 1 each year. *www.kiplinger
- An individual county, city or town may allow for certain exemptions for senior citizens and disabled persons including a deferral or a combination of both for property taxes on homes owned and occupied as the sole dwelling of a person 65 or older. *www.kiplinger
Best Cities for Retirement in Virginia
There are a variety of Virginia communities that are becoming popular retirement destinations. Some of the more popular senior living towns include Alexandria, Arlington, and Williamsburg. New communities are popping up all over the state to meet the current high demand. Active adults will also want to explore the beautiful coastal area like Virginia Beach.
Virginia has about 125 hospitals, four of which are nationally ranked. Nineteen other hospitals met standards for strong performance within the state.
Quick Medical Guide to Virginia:
Activities for Seniors
Virginia has played an important role in American history, since the establishment of Jamestown and Williamsburg settlements to the Revolutionary and Civil wars, having produced eight American Presidents. Seniors and their loved ones who retire in Virginia can explore the national parks, forests and wildlife refuges which cover the majority of the state. White-tailed deer, beaver, black bear, bobcat, and falcons can be found amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains, while long walks along the beaches of the Chesapeake Bay will reveal blue crabs, clams, oysters, and striped bass.
The Virginia climate is referred to as humid-sub-tropical. Summers are hot and humid, but not as extreme as much of its southern neighbors. The winters are pleasantly moderate for the most part. You'll find that the western and mountainous part of Vermont offers a milder climate year-round. Check out Virginia's current temperature!
Sharp Seniors has 25 Senior Living Facilities in Virginia
- 25 of them offer Senior Living
- 19 of them offer Assisted Living
- 17 of them offer Respite
- 14 of them offer Alzheimer's Care
- 1 of them offer Short Term/ Rehabilitative Service
- 1 of them offer Skilled Nursing Facility
- 1 of them offer Hospice Care