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Best Assisted Living Facilities in Norfolk

Our Recommended Top 7

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Norfolk Assisted Living Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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611 19th Street, Newport News, VA 23607
  • Meal Service
  • Laundry

Why choose this provider?

Heart & Soul is an assisted living facility that serves ambulatory and mentally challenged residents in Norfolk. It organizes community excursions as part of its psychosocial rehabilitation program that promotes skills enhancement and relationship building through games, movie-watching, painting, and music sessions. Some of its programs are finance management, medication management, independent living skills, natural support, and interpersonal communication skill education. Heart & Soul is composed of first-aid certified professionals who have undergone behavior and medication management training.

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5.0

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5.0
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3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Why choose this provider?

Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is a retirement community catering to seniors in Norfolk. Taking advantage of its location, it has been offering beachfront residences with assisted living services for 40 years. It encourages residents to boost their physical and mental health by taking morning walks, participating in fitness classes, playing croquet, and enjoying the bay view from the lounge or dining area. As a LifeCare community, Westminster-Canterbury also provides nursing care and independent living accommodations.

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4.3
Google
4.3 / 5 (189)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (4)

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1200 Atlantic Shores Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  • Fitness Classes

Why choose this provider?

For the past 50 years, Atlantic Shores has served over 35,000 seniors in the Norfolk metro. The community provides a variety of senior living options, such as rehabilitation, memory care, assisted living, and post-acute care. Its 52 apartment-home assisted living facilities accommodate more than 600 residents, including their animal companions. Atlantic Shores offers various activities, including bible study, Zumba, kayaking, and painting. It received the 2017 American Health Care Association Bronze Award. It also has been featured in Virginia Magazine and Daily Press.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (59)
Google
4.1 / 5 (49)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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1012 Justis St., Chesapeake, VA 23325
  • Hospice Services

Why choose this provider?

Indian River Assisted Living is a senior care facility that serves the Norfolk area. The facility assists its residents with various activities like bathing, managing medications, and preparing meals. It provides transportation assistance for its residents' medical appointments. It conducts a variety of wellness programs to promote the well-being of its residents. These include Bible study, dance classes, jewelry making, nail spa activities, and yoga sessions. The facility partners with local healthcare providers to offer on-site medical care services like dental, optometric, and physical therapy.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

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1049 College Park Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464
  • Meal Service

Why choose this provider?

Beth Sholom Village is a faith-based, community-funded, and nonprofit community that has been serving seniors in Norfolk for over four decades. It offers assisted living care, which allows residents to remain independent while receiving the help they need with daily activities. Its facility is equipped with a 24-hour club room and library. Activities that involve fine arts and ceramics are also facilitated in the community. Beth Sholom Village is affiliated with the Virginia Health Care Association.

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4.2
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (53)
Google
3.8 / 5 (31)

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5345 Marian Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • nursing home

Why choose this provider?

Marian Manor is a nonprofit, nondenominational community that has been caring for clients aged 62 and up in Norfolk and the surrounding areas since 1989. It assists seniors in completing their various daily tasks, such as getting dressed and taking medication on time. The facility offers floor plan options that promote independent living, including climate-controlled suites with accessible bathrooms and closets. Marian Manor strives to improve residents' quality of life by providing personalized care in a home-like setting.

Reputation:

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4.4
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (22)
Google
4.3 / 5 (18)

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5.0
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4560 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Day Trips

Why choose this provider?

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a not-for-profit retirement community that has been serving the Norfolk area since 1998. It offers various assisted living care services, catering to clients who need help with daily activities. These services include personal hygiene assistance, medication administration, psychosocial support, and daily housekeeping. Residents' calendars are filled with religious activities and cultural events. Dave Kleffman, the community's on-site pastor, offers spiritual care and weekly worship services for clients and their families.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (34)
Google
4.5 / 5 (4)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • 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.