Paying for Assisted Living

The cost of care for senior living services vary based on many factors including geographic location, level of care required for the resident, community amenities, plus many other aspects. 

  • Cost of Care (Genworth) - Genworths' Cost of Care Survey tool allows individuals to calculate the cost of long-term care across the U.S. 
  • Virginia Auxiliary Grant (AG) - The AG is an income supplemetn for individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and certain other aged, blind, or disabled individuals. 
  • VA Aid & Attendance Benefit - Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attenance of another person, or are household, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.
  • Long-term Care Insurance - Long-term care insurance is designed to cover long-term services and supports, including personal and custodial care in a variety of settings such as your home, a community organization, or other facility.
  • Private Pay - This is where the resident or responsible party for a resident pays for the senior living services with their personal funds. 
Refer to the VALA website page on tax resources for some guidance on whether senior living costs may be tax deductible.


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Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar. 

Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators Continuing Education Requirements and Guidance
Per 18VAC95-30-70(A)(1) and 18VAC95-20-175(A)(1), Up to 10 of the 20 hours may be obtained through Internet or self-study courses and up to 10 continuing education hours in excess of the number required may be transferred or credited to the next renewal year. 

03/19/2020 CE guidance: During the six month extension of continuing competency requirements that must be obtained for the licensure period between April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020, programs delivered via teleconference or webcast where there is an opportunity to interact wtih the speakers in real time ("interactive course") will count toward the 10 hours of continuing competency requirements that must be taken in addition to the 10 hours of internet or self-study hours.