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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,695 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 8 assisted living facilities in Abingdon and 11 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Abingdon, VA
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According to data published in Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey, monthly assisted living costs in Abingdon average $4,695, surpassing the state and national averages by approximately $240 and $700 per month, respectively.
Among the cities surveyed, Abingdon is one of the most expensive for assisted living, with only Richmond costing more at $5,048 per month on average. Seniors may find more affordable care in Charlottesville ($4,577), the Staunton area ($4,250), Roanoke ($4,138) and Harrisonburg ($4,100). The most affordable city in Virginia for assisted living is Lynchburg, where seniors pay $3,695 per month.
Note: Senior care cost data isn’t available for Abingdon, so data for the closest city, Blacksburg, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Abingdon seniors who need assistance with daily living activities have several types of care to choose from. Assisted living and nursing home care include room and board, activities, transportation and other miscellaneous services in the monthly fees. Home health care and adult day health services are more affordable but generally don’t include living expenses, which may make them less economical options.
In Abingdon, adult day health services are the most affordable care option with average monthly costs coming in at just over $1,200. Home care, such as a homemaker ($4,004) and home health aide ($4,185), is over triple the fees of adult day health services. Assisted living is comparable at $4,695. The most expensive option is nursing home care, which costs $7,148 per month on average.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Virginia Medicaid provides free or low-cost health insurance to low-income Abingdon seniors. The program is jointly funded by the state and federal governments and administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services. Benefits covered by Medicaid include hospital stays, doctor office visits, vaccinations and medical equipment and supplies.
To be eligible for Medicaid, seniors must have a monthly income below $832.66 and no more than $2,000 in assets. Married couples seeking coverage may have up to $1,127.33 in monthly income and $3,000 in assets. They must also be at least 65 years old, U.S. citizens or legal residents and permanent residents of Virginia.
Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Medicaid Waiver
Abingdon seniors who reside in an assisted living facility may have services covered under the state’s CCC+ waiver program. This waiver provides general supportive services, including dressing, bathing and mobility assistance as well as home and vehicle modifications, skilled private-duty nursing and assistive technology services.
To be eligible for this waiver, applicants must qualify for institutional care or be at risk of nursing home placement. They may have an income of up to $2,313 per month and up to $2,000 in assets. These income and asset guidelines are doubled for couples who both apply.
For more information about Medicaid and the CCC Plus waiver, seniors should contact the Abingdon Department of Social Services office at (276) 676-5490. Applications may also be submitted online through Virginia CommonHelp.
The Auxiliary Grant is available to seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income and reside in licensed assisted living facilities or approved adult foster care homes. This monthly income supplement can be used to cover assisted living costs, including room-and-board fees and care services. The maximum benefit supplement is $519 for individuals and $1,375 for couples.
Eligibility is based on the applicant’s age, residency, functional ability and income and assets. Applicants must be aged 65 or older or designated as disabled by the Social Security Administration and reside in Virginia for at least 90 days before applying. The program’s exact income guidelines aren’t published but are based on an applicant’s monthly income versus their cost of care.
To learn more about the Auxiliary Grant or apply, applicants should contact the Abingdon Department of Social Services office at (276) 676-5490.
Elderlife Bridge Loan
Seniors who need short-term financing for assisted living may apply for an assisted living bridge loan offered by Elderlife Financial Services. This loan can be used for move-in costs, care services and room-and-board expenses until permanent funding is available. Qualifying seniors may receive funds or have them sent directly to their assisted living facility in as little as 24 hours, and an affordable, interest-only payment plan is available.
To qualify for a bridge loan, seniors must show how the loan will be repaid, whether through a home sale, VA benefits, long-term care insurance or asset liquidation. They must also pass a credit check.
To learn more about bridge loans or apply, seniors should call Elderlife Financial Services at (888) 228-4500.
While there are no veterans’ resources located in Abingdon proper, there’s a VA clinic and vet center nearby. The VA clinic located in Bristol provides primary care and mental health services. The vet center in Johnson City, Tennessee, offers referrals for VA services, counseling, community outreach and education.
Bristol VA Clinic
2426 Lee Hwy., Preston Square Ste. 200, Bristol, VA 24202
Johnson City Vet Center
2203 McKinley Rd., Ste. 254, Johnson City, TN 37604
District Three is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving Abingdon. It provides home-delivered meals, health screenings and vaccinations, advocacy, legal aid and friendship cafes for local seniors.
District Three Senior Resources
4453 Lee Hwy., Marion, VA 24354
The Washington County Community Center provides recreational opportunities, group meetings, support groups and home-delivered meals to housebound seniors and veterans. The center is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Washington County Community Center
300 Senior Dr., Abingdon, VA 24210
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