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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Suffolk area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 54 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Suffolk
  • Read more than 430 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Suffolk is $4,690, which is lower than the state average of $5,250 and higher than the national average of $4,300.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Suffolk, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 54 communities in the Suffolk area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Suffolk area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care of Suffolk
Studios, Companion Suites, Private Rooms
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $5,100
Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care of Suffolk is a senior living community located just off I-664, roughly 1 mile from the Hampton Roads channel. Whether residents are enrolled in the assisted living or memory care program, they can request assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming or eating from certified caregivers at any time. The community's nursing staff also provides medication management, health monitoring and individualized service plan reviews. Bickford keeps residents busy with numerous daily activities, including dancing, manicures and music-listening sessions. This is just one part of the community's life enrichment program, which includes occasional on-campus family gatherings, group outings and community involvement opportunities, where local organizations and individuals make on-campus visits to entertain residents. Bickford also welcomes local chaplains to host regular church services, bible studies and other spiritual activities.
What Residents are Saying:
People praise this community for how well its staff members engage residents in fun, meaningful activities. One says, "They did an outstanding job with the recreational therapy, and there were a lot of interesting activities. The residents weren't all bunched up sitting and heavily medicated. The staff members engage their residents and they always know where they are."
4.29 out of 5 stars
(21) Reviews
6860 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23435
Chesapeake Place Senior Living
Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House
Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor
Harbor's Edge
Harmony at Harbour View
Harmony at Independence
Harmony at Oakbrooke
Lake Prince Woods
The Waterford at Virginia Beach

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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