Cost of Assisted Living in Virginia
According to the 2012 A Place for Mom Senior Living Costs Survey, the median monthly cost to live in an assisted living one bedroom apartment in Virginia is $3,542.
Best Places to Retire in Virginia 2012
Roanoke Virginia: 217 days of sunshine per year. A bustling small city amid the magic of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Affordable cost-of-living. (AARP Best Places to Live on $100 a Day)
Richmond Virginia: The historic city is two hours from D.C. and gaining a rep for its culture and cuisine. (CNN Money Best Places to Retire Now)
Top Cities in Virginia
Assisted Living Rules and Regulations in Virginia
Assisted Living Terms Used in Virginia
Assisted Living License Types
An additional license is required for assisted living care provided to residents with serious cognitive impairments and to special care unites for those residents.
Required Training for Staff
- All staff must receive training in emergency procedures, use of the first aid kit, resident rights and procedures for detecting and reporting suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation.
- Staff must complete at least 8 hours of continuing education annually.
- At all times a facility must have a staff member on-site with current certification for first aid and CPR.
- Facilities are required to have adequate staff to provide services that promote the physical, mental and psycho-social well being of each resident.
All facilities must provide a disclosure statement that outlines fees for an extra services.
All assisted living facilities are inspected by the Department of Social Services. Inspections are performed at least once every year and more often for certain types of licenses.
Eviction Laws and Resident Protections
Residents are not allowed by state law to stay in a facility if that facility can no longer provide appropriate care or if that facility is not licensed for the provision of the necessary care.
Links and Sources
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