Senior Living, Aging, Retirement and Caregiver Resources in Virginia
Access Listings of all senior housing options in the State of Virginia
- Active Adult Communities
- Retirement Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- Independent Living Communities
- Assisted Living Communities
- Nursing and Rehabilitation /Nursing Homes
Access Listings to Home Care in Senior Resources serving the State of Virginia
- Home Care – Skilled, Live-in, Companion Care, etc.
- Aging in Place – Remodeling, Transportation for Seniors, Adult Day Care, etc.
- Decision Making – Geriatric Care Management, etc.
- Money & Legal – Elder Law, Estate Planning, Daily Money Management, etc.
- Moving & Downsizing – Senior Move Management, Senior Real Estate Specialists, etc.
- Health – Audiology, Hearing Loss, Low Vision, Physicians, etc.
Facts about Aging in Virginia
Demographic Trends for Seniors in Virginia
- The population of Virginians age 60 and over will grow from 14.7 percent of the total population in 1990 to almost 25 percent by 2025 when there will be more than 2 million Virginians in this age group.
- The number of Virginians age 85 and older will increase dramatically between 1990
and 2025 – five times faster than the state’s total population growth.
- Virginia’s older population is growing more racially and ethnically diverse, reflecting the growing racial and cultural diversity of the Commonwealth and the nation.
- In 1990, older women outnumbered older men in Virginia by almost 42 percent. As a result of improving survival rates and increased life expectancies for older men, by 2025 older Virginian women are expected to outnumber older men by only 18 percent.
Health Trends for Seniors in Virginia
- In 1998, 42.8 percent of Virginians age 65 and over reported their health as “very good” to “excellent”, surpassing the national average of 38.4 percent.
- Among Virginians age 60 and over in 1990, almost 90 percent had no self-reported limitations in mobility or self-care. Family members, friends and neighbors provide 80 percent of the long-term care of older Virginians living at home and needing some assistance.
- Nursing home beds increased statewide between 1990 and 1998 by 1 percent, while nursing home bed availability (beds per 1000 population (age 65+)) declined by 4.2 percent.
- Adult care residence beds increased between 1988 and 1998 by 46.3 percent, surpassing the rate of increase for the population group age 60 to 74 years of age.
Socio Economic Trends for Seniors in Virginia
- The percentage of older Virginians that are married declines with age, with six times as many widows as widowers.
- The educational attainment levels of older Virginians are inversely-proportional to their age, i.e., the oldest Virginians have less formal education than their younger counterparts.
- In 1998, Virginia had a higher percentage of people over age 65 still employed (8.4 percent) than the national average (7.0 percent).
- In 1998, over half (51.6 percent) of older Virginian households (with householder age 65 or older) had household incomes above $25,000 per year, compared to 43.3 percent nationally.
About the Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA)
The Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA) works with 25 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) as well as various other public and private organizations to help older Virginians, their families and loved ones find the services and information they need. The Department is a central point of contact for information and services.
The Department’s objective is to help Virginians find the information and services they need to lead healthy and independent lives as they grow older. Our mission is to foster the dignity, independence, and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with families and communities.
The Department for the Aging is designated by the federal government as the agency to oversee all state programs using funds provided by the federal Older Americans Act and the Virginia General Assembly. Area Agencies on Aging contract with the Department to provide services for older Virginians and their families in communities throughout Virginia.
Non-Profit and Government Resources for Seniors, Caregivers and Professionals serving the State of Virginia
- Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A)
- AARP Virginia
- Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter
- Virginia Association of Home Care and Hospice
- Virginia Association for Hospices
- Virginia Department of Social Services
- Virginia Association of Non-Profit Long-Term Care Homes for the Aging
- Virginia Health Care Foundation
- Virginia Department of Health – Division of Long Term Care
Events for Seniors, Families and Professionals in Virginia
- Click here to access our calendar of events in Virginia
Jobs and Careers for Senior Care Providers in Virginia
- Click here to access our career center in Virginia
Links to Virginia City Pages for Senior Living Resources