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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Richmond, VA

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Richmond, VA 23233 Rating

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4.1 (42)

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Discovery Village at the West End is a pet-friendly assisted living community in Richmond, Virginia. Residents can choose from various sizes of one-bedroom apartments, each with a private bathroom and kitchen. Daily trash removal, weekly housekeeping, and laundry/linen services are standard. Three meals are served daily in the dining room. There's a bistro and BBQ on the terrace, and the facility features a movie theater, library, and chapel. There's also 24/7 nursing and personal living assistance for all residents.

Richmond, VA 23238 Rating

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4.3 (28)
4.8 (23)

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Nestled in the woods of Richmond, Virginia, the assisted living community of Lakewood has a caring staff that's available 24 hours a day to help meet residents needs, from grooming and bathing to medication management or bathroom assistance. The community is warm and friendly, with common areas for socializing and planned activities to suit a variety of hobbies. Residents can enjoy gardening in the private gardens or taking a painting class, and meals are served communally three times daily.

Richmond, VA 23234 Rating

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4.3 (31)

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield is an assisted living community in Richmond, Virginia. Residents live in private apartments or companion suites with housekeeping and laundry services. Trained caregivers are available at all times to help with daily tasks, including mobility, bathing, and medication management. On-site chefs serve meals with local ingredients from the Farm-to-Table and Today from the Bay dining programs. Residents enjoy various activities, including Travel the World, a program that shares food, art, and music from different countries.

Richmond, VA 23235 Rating

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The Crossings at Bon Air is an assisted living community in Richmond, Virginia. Residents live in companion suites or one- or two-bedroom apartments with laundry and housekeeping services. Complementary transportation is provided for doctor visits, community events, and organized trips. Caregivers are available around the clock to help residents with daily tasks such as bathing and medication reminders. Residents can also enjoy planned activities, such as Bible study, bowling, movie nights, or arts and crafts.

Richmond, VA 23225 Rating

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5.0 (7)
5.0 (3)

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Retirement Unlimited is a family-owned company, founded in 1984, that owns and operates The Towers, in Richmond, Virginia. The Towers offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Assisted living includes help with dressing, grooming, transferring, bathing, and other daily needs as required. Spacious apartments with full kitchens are available, and amenities include a hair salon, walking trails, and individual garden areas. Activities feature group walks, stretching and exercise sessions, lifelong learning classes, games, and social gatherings.

Richmond, VA 23229 Rating

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4.4 (14)

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St. Mary's Woods is a nonprofit, nondenominational assisted living facility, affiliated with the Roman Catholic diocese of Richmond, serving residents of Richmond, Virginia. Residents can choose from several floor plans, each with a full kitchen and bathroom. Three meals a day are provided in the dining rooms, and residents can request special meals for family celebrations. Speech, physical, and occupational therapists are available on-site. The facility also provides rehabilitation and respite stays.

Richmond, VA 23233 Rating

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4.2 (5)

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Spring Arbor Senior Living is a homelike community designed to help seniors live as independently as possible. Custom care packages ensure each resident's unique needs are met, and seniors can take advantage of the wellness program and medication services for health and fitness. Chef-prepared meals from the seasonal menu are served in the bright dining room or patio area. Residents can sit in on regular educational lectures and music concerts, and they can join community outings.

Compare our Top Assisted Living Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Discovery Village At The West End
Richmond, VA 23233
Richmond, VA 23238
Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield
Richmond, VA 23234
The Crossings at Bon Air
Richmond, VA 23235
The Towers
Richmond, VA 23225
St. Mary's Woods
Richmond, VA 23229
Spring Arbor of Richmond-Henrico
Richmond, VA 23233


  • How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

    Nursing homes are for people who require round-the-clock care, while assisted living facilities are for those who need some help, but are also capable of managing some of their daily activities on their own. Nursing homes are more expensive, and may look more like a clinic or hospital rather than a home.

  • What are Activities of Daily Living or "ADLs"?

    You’ll hear about ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, when you’re researching assisted living facilities. These are the basic tasks that we undertake each day, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, and walking. Not being able to do several of the ADLs is a sign that you or your loved one should consider moving to an assisted living facility.

  • Do I pay for assisted living on a monthly basis?

    Usually, yes. You should receive a statement each month that indicates the base fee (the rent you're paying for your space) along with a services fee, which covers the time spent by staff members helping the resident with their ADLs.

  • Are there low-cost options for assisted living facilities?

    HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) has a program called Section 202 that provides supportive housing for very low-income elders, and your local agency for the elderly will have information on state and regional programs.

  • Am I allowed to keep my car at an assisted living facility?

    Probably, but you will need to talk to the facility to find out what its rules are for residential driving. There may be an additional parking fee required. If you do not drive, your facility should be able to offer rides to shopping and health care appointments.

  • Do assisted living facilities allow pets?

    They may — you will need to ask if your pet is allowed. Cats are often fine, but there may be restrictions on large dog breeds or on the number of pets that are allowed.

  • What happens if the resident’s health declines after they are in an assisted living facility?

    Many assisted living facilities include several levels of care, so if declining health means that more care is required, they can stay where they are, although the cost will increase. You can also consider hiring a private duty nurse or moving the resident to a more comprehensive care nursing home.