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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg is a small, historic college town located along the banks of the James River, with Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain views. With its lower cost of living, picturesque scenery and retirement tax breaks, it’s no wonder Lynchburg was ranked 10th happiest city for retiring in good health.
Lynchburg’s proximity to the mountains and water make it an ideal spot for active seniors looking to enjoy golfing, hiking, fishing or canoeing. There are many low-key entertainment options as well, including shopping the historic downtown or visiting the must-see Lynchburg historical sites. These include the American Civil War Museum, where seniors can learn about the lives of those involved in the Civil War and view time-period artifacts such as General Lee’s military sword and uniform. You can also enjoy hunting for antiques or taking in a live show at the Academy Center for the Arts.
The average monthly cost for assisted living in Lynchburg is $4,450, which is higher than the national average of $4,000 but slightly less than the state average of $4,800. This cost will also vary depending on the individual facility and its amenities.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Lynchburg.
Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care
Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care is located 15 minutes from Lynchburg and close to shopping and Sandusky Park, where residents can picnic or stroll along the walking paths. Heritage Green keeps residents engaged and active with a wide variety of activities and events, including themed socials, BBQs and guest speakers. Transportation is readily available for trips to local museums, restaurants or spots of historical interest. We included Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care in the top 10 in Lynchburg because they ranked highly for their caring and attentive staff.
Runk and Pratt at Liberty Ridge
Conveniently located minutes from Lynchburg Regional Airport and downtown Lynchburg is Runk and Pratt at Liberty Ridge, a retirement community offering independent and assisted living as well as memory care. Designed to feel like a hotel-style resort, it features an on-site fitness center and spa for exercising and therapies and mini bowling alley for bowling with friends. There is also a variety of care options available on-site, including a visiting geriatric psychologist, podiatrist and dentist. Residents can also receive care from the in-house medical director at the physician clinic. Residents can participate in the dining experience by growing their own food in hydroponic tower gardens.
Runk and Pratt at Leesville Road
Seniors living at Runk and Pratt at Leesville Road receive personalized care in a smaller, more intimate setting. Studio apartments, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites are available and come standard with kitchenette, private bath and emergency response pull cord and a nurse call button. In addition to basic care services, an in-house physician is available and physical, occupational and speech therapies are offered. Runk and Pratt at Leesville Road offers residents many fun activities including seasonal festivals and fashion shows. There is a beauty salon and barbershop for hair and nail care and outdoor patio with gardens, where residents can grow flowers or herbs.
Valley View Retirement Community
On a tranquil, park-like campus yet close to a variety of shops and dining options is Valley View Retirement Community, an independent and assisted living facility. Apartments come available in studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom with private balconies or patios for private access to natural sunlight and fresh air. The exterior has walking paths that wind around the sun porch, patio and raised flower beds, perfect for flower gardening. Guests are welcome to join residents for restaurant-style meals served three times a day in the congregant dining area, and there is also a private dining room where residents can use for small parties or gatherings.
Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg
Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg is a spacious, 42-acre campus located minutes from Riverside Park and Lynchburg’s downtown. Residents enjoy access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool with classes to fit a variety of ability levels. Outdoors there is a nature trail, where residents can sit and stroll alongside friends in the Sole Mates Walking Club. There is a woodworking shop for the carpenter novice or expert and an arts studio for exploring painting or ceramics. Residents can schedule transportation to local shopping or a special show or meal. We included Westminster Canterbury because of its many amenities, including its three dining venues, where food is served either tableside or by walking up to the deli, salad bar or chef cooking display.
The Elms of Lynchburg
The Elms of Lynchburg is located within the heart of Lynchburg’s historic downtown and minutes from shopping, dining and area attractions such as Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, a national historic landmark. Apartment options, which come in either private or shared suites, are all-inclusive and include cable, private baths, and weekly housekeeping. Residents receive on-site podiatry and dental care and can have their nails and hair done at the beauty salon and barbershop. We included The Elms of Lynchburg in the top 10 of Lynchburg because it ranked highly for its quality of care as well as overall value.
The Summit is a 143 acre continuing care retirement community serving seniors in the Lynchburg area. Residents can receive additional care from the on-campus care center as well as an individualized medical plan coordinated by a team consisting of an RN, nursing assistants and medical aides. There are weekly spiritual services on-campus as well as special events like birthday bashes, pet therapy and themed lunches. Every week residents can schedule outings to nearby attractions such as the Lynchburg Museum and Safari Park.
Bentley Commons at Lynchburg
Located just west of downtown Lynchburg is Bentley Commons, a retirement community offering independent and assisted living. Residents can choose from a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment with private bath and either a kitchenette or kitchen. There is on-site physical or occupational therapies as needed, and in addition to assistance with ADLs, residents enjoy three nutritious, home-cooked meals served congregant-style daily. Daily exercise classes are offered at the fitness center and beauty services are available at the beauty salon and barbershop.
The Williams Home, Inc.
The Williams Home, Inc. is situated on 6 acres, near to local churches and Lynchburg’s Oakwood Country Club. This ladies only, 1950’s facility has comfy sitting rooms with televisions and beautifully landscaped grounds with a memory garden. There are sunrooms on each floor, an activity room for arts and crafts and a library for relaxing with a favorite book. In addition to weekly housekeeping and laundry, residents can schedule transportation to all medical appointments, shopping and lunch There is also a variety of monthly activities, including yoga, current events, group discussions and spiritual activities.
Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Smith Mountain Lake is Bedford, home to Carriage Hill, an assisted living and memory care facility. At Carriage Hill, meals are coordinated between the chef, dining team and residents to ensure variety and favorite items each day. Residents can start their day with a music class, followed by a home-cooked lunch and perhaps a late afternoon sip and paint class or karaoke sing along.