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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 7, 2022

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The central-Virginia metropolis of Richmond is the state’s capital, but only its fifth-largest city. Seniors who are looking to make their homes here can expect to enjoy a cost of living that’s roughly 9% below the Virginia average and 5% below the U.S. average, with savings to be found in categories ranging from health to housing. While income taxes in Richmond are 1.2% higher than the U.S. average, residents also pay a sales tax rate of just 5.3%, which falls markedly below the national average of 7.3%.

According to Genworth Financial, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Richmond is $4,901, a figure that lands between the U.S. and Virginia averages.

This guide to assisted living in Richmond examines the cost of other types of long-term care in the city and contains price comparisons with some other major Virginia cities. A list of local resources that exist to support the area’s older population is included.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Richmond, VA

Richmond’s seniors pay an average of $4,901 a month for assisted living care. That cost puts Richmond solidly below the Virginia state average of $5,250 a month. Elsewhere in Virginia, prices climb to their highest in Roanoke at $5,925 a month, with Harrisonburg not too far behind at $5,711. Prices are lower than Richmond’s in Virginia Beach, at $4,690, and in Lynchburg, at $4,625. According to Genworth Financial’s 2021 data, though, no Virginia city reports costs lower than the U.S. average of $4,500. 

  • Richmond: $4,901
  • Virginia: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • Virginia Beach: $4,690
  • Harrisonburg: $5,711
  • Roanoke: $5,925
  • Lynchburg: $4,625

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Richmond, VA

Other options for long-term care include aging in place at home. In Richmond, such care is slightly more expensive than assisted living. Services that provide in-home care cost an average of $5,148 a month, with home health care being slightly more expensive at $5,243. A private room in a nursing home, on the other hand, averages $9,749 a month, nearly twice as expensive as assisted living. However, a semiprivate room can provide some savings at $8,654 a month. The least expensive option is adult day health care, which runs just $1,712 per month but is unlikely to fit the needs of older adults who require around-the-clock assistance.

  • In-Home Care: $5,148
  • Home Health Care: $5,243
  • Adult Day Health Care: $1,712
  • Assisted Living Facility: $4,901
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $8,654
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $9,749

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Richmond, VA

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Richmond, VA

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Virginia.

Free Resources for Seniors in Richmond, VA

This chart lists some financial and social supports available for older adults in Richmond. Such supports can help them get around the city cheaply, keep an eye on their physical and mental health and avoid potential insurance-related scams and fraud.




Shepherd’s Center of Richmond (804) 355-7282 This volunteer organization connects Richmond’s older population with low-cost rideshare options, continuing education classes taught by college professors and subject matter experts, lecture series on topics such as genealogy and local history, and group field trips to notable sites in Virginia and beyond.
Linwood Robinson Center (804) 646-3115 Maintained by Richmond’s city government, this senior center is open to adults 60 years and up. Its wellness-related programming can help older adults receive free health checks and blood pressure screenings, as well as participate in seminars regarding elder nutrition. Creative types can also take piano lessons and sit in on groups for ceramics, sewing, quilting and other artistic pursuits.
Senior Connections

(804) 343-3000  

Richmond seniors can access the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program through this Area Agency on Aging. VICAP helps seniors better understand their options regarding Medicare benefits. Senior Connections can also direct seniors to the state’s Senior Medicare Patrol, which focuses on identifying and reporting Medicare-based fraud. 
Richmond VA Center

(877) 927-8387

Military veterans may access this non-medical center for free mental health counseling regarding grief and bereavement, substance abuse, PTSD and similar issues. Telehealth options are available, and all records are fully confidential. The center’s staff can also help seniors access any financial benefits they may be entitled to as veterans.

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Richmond, VA

Assisted Living Communities in Richmond are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Richmond, VA

Imperial Plaza

Located just east of the I-95 near Bryan Park, Imperial Plaza is a large, well-appointed senior living community. Residents live in private suites that range in size from cozy studios to large two-bedroom, two-bath penthouse apartments with private dining rooms. Community amenities include a concierge, fitness center, guest suite and chapel, as well as a putting green, greenhouse, bank, craft studio and general store. 

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Sunrise of Richmond

Located just a few blocks from Henrico Doctors' Hospital near churches, shops and restaurants, Sunrise of Richmond is a cottage-style, single-story assisted living and memory care facility. The beautiful campus features plenty of comfortable outdoor seating, illuminated walking paths and shade trees, and seniors can relax and socialize with their neighbors on the covered porch. Meals are made from scratch with fresh, local ingredients and include familiar recipes, and pureed diets can be accommodated. A full-time activity director organizes daily games, workshops, fitness classes and community outings, and caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day.

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Brookdale West End Richmond

Brookdale West End Richmond is a colonial-style assisted living and memory care community. Located on a quiet landscaped campus in the upscale Raintree neighborhood, this well-appointed facility features a large courtyard, garden and greenhouse, including resident gardening areas. Seniors can take advantage of the putting green, walking paths and covered porch, along with a woodworking shop, fitness center, piano and game room. Wi-Fi service is available throughout the community, and residents can enjoy light snacks in the bistro, dine in the restaurant and reserve the private dining room for family meals. We included Brookdale West End Richmond on our list due to its extensive amenities that appeal to a wide range of seniors.

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Elmcroft of Chesterfield

Located just steps from Chesterfield Towne Center near the Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Elmcroft of Chesterfield is a vibrant, one-level assisted living community with dedicated memory care services. The ranch-style building features plenty of large windows and comfortable common areas, including a beautiful restaurant-style dining room, beauty salon, games room and craft room. Signature programs are designed to help seniors live life to the fullest and include Second Wind Dreams, an innovative program that helps residents enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Elmcroft of Chesterfield earned a place on our list because of its emphasis on health, wellness and personalized care that focuses on residents' strengths. 

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  • Walking Tall fall prevention program
  • Studio and one-bedroom assisted living suites

Sunrise at Bon Air

Located on a landscaped campus close to The Shoppes at Bellgrade, Sunrise at Bon Air offers assisted living and memory care services in a modern, friendly setting. Caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day, and monthly wellness checks are performed by the licensed staff nurse. Daily recreational and social activities include Bible study groups, chair yoga classes and resident-sponsored clubs, and seniors can relax in the beautiful outdoor area and stroll along the paved walking paths.

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The Crossings at Bon Air

Centrally located close to the Johnston-Willis Hospital and Chesterfield Towne Center, The Crossings at Bon Air offers independent and assisted living services, as well as a dedicated memory care wing. This pet-friendly, smoke-free community features beautiful decor, including extra-high ceilings and large windows that bring in plenty of sunshine, and apartments include private balconies and full kitchens. Meals are served restaurant-style, and seniors can find plenty to do in the pub, games room, crafting room and fitness center. We featured The Crossings at Bon Air on our list because of the caring, compassionate staff who go out of their way to make residents feel safe and supported. 

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield

Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield is a warm, inviting senior living community located close to the VA Hospital and the HCA Virginia Health System campus. A number of shops, services and independent restaurants are nearby, and staff regularly take residents on day trips to local attractions. Meals are served restaurant-style in the bright, sunny dining room, while the wine bistro is a popular place for after-dinner drinks. 

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Sunrise Villa Tuckahoe

Sunrise Villa Tuckahoe offers assisted living and memory care services. Located northwest of downtown Richmond in Tuckahoe West Village near Short Pump Town Center and Regency Square Mall, this vibrant community features two landscaped courtyards, comfortable common areas, a library and a beauty salon. Daily recreational programs include coffee clubs, organized games and field trips, and staff are on-site 24 hours a day.

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Commonwealth Senior Living at the West End

Located close to the Short Pump Town Center, Commonwealth Senior Living at the West End is a single-story assisted living and memory care community. Friendly caregivers are on-site 24 hours a day, and plenty of engaging activities and special events are planned and organized to keep residents active and engaged. Accommodations include semiprivate and private apartments with en suite bathrooms, as well as weekly housekeeping and linen services. 

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Spring Arbor of Richmond

Located on a large landscaped campus next to the Deep Run Park and Recreation Center, Spring Arbor of Richmond is a well-appointed assisted living and memory care community. Residents are encouraged to remain as independent as possible while enjoying the peace of mind that comes with having caregivers close at hand 24 hours a day. It offers high-speed Wi-Fi, a spacious front porch with rocking chairs and a courtyard, a restaurant-style dining room and a full-service beauty salon. Pets are welcome upon approval, and every resident receives a wearable medical alert pendant that instantly connects with in-house staff.

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom assisted living suites
  • Private dining room available for family celebrations