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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $5,000 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 48 assisted living facilities in Fairfax County and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Fairfax County, VA
Spring Hills Mount Vernon’s distinctive approach to assisted living and holistic care allows residents to live as independently and as vibrantly as possible.
Sunrise of Springfield is a cheery and inviting senior community that provides exceptional assisted living services and memory care in a comfortable, home-like setting.
Residents of Sunrise at Reston Town Center enjoy easy access to shopping and dining in an elegant and comfortable community with experienced and dedicated staff.
At Sunrise of Fair Oaks, we provide the perfect balance of support, independence and care in our assisted living and memory care community located on a hospital campus.
Sunrise at Mount Vernon is a caring community offering personalized assisted living and memory care, in a neighborhood setting on the campus of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir is an active retirement community for military veterans and federal employees, offering the full spectrum of senior care services.
A retirement lifestyle that promises comfort and convenience is found at Hermitage in Northern Virginia, a senior living community that has served Alexandria-area seniors for over 50 years.
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Located near historic downtown and a few miles from Washington D.C. in a leafy park setting, Sunrise of Falls Church offers access to a theater, shops and restaurants.
Sunrise of George Mason is an inviting senior community in Fairfax that provides both assisted living and memory care, while honoring independence and choice.
Focusing on your unique needs and preferences, Sunrise Senior Living takes a holistic approach to senior care. With us, you can expect consistent yet individualized care rooted in evidence based research and theories of aging. From personalized programming to quality…
Harmony at Spring Hill in Lorton, VA is nestled inside of the secured and gated Spring Hills Community. Offering assisted living and memory care, the community also has access to independent style amenities such as walking paths, an indoor pool,…
Macklin Court is located in the stunning Alexandria City, Virginia in Fairfax County. We are located in a safe and upscale neighborhood perfect for a group home setting. Many beautiful trees that bring about a cool breeze enclose our community.…
Harmony at Chantilly is a premier senior living community consisting of 100 Independent Living apartments, 36 Assisted Living apartments and a secured neighborhood of 24 Memory Support apartments located in beautiful Northern Virginia. We are conveniently located near shopping malls,…
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Emilia Assisted Living Home of Ashlawn is an inviting home offering a selection of amenities and supportive services for Springfield seniors to consider.
Hunter’s Woods at Trails Edge is a state-of-the-art retirement community nestled in a tranquil wooded setting right next to the convenience of the Turquoise Nature Trail, Reston Town Center, and Reston Community Center. Staying true to the vision of Reston,…
Nestled on 12 acres in a residential community just south of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia we are known as the premier retirement community in the Mount Vernon area. At Paul Spring there is never a "buy in" or endowment. Our…
Northern Virginia senior living, conveniently located in Springfield Greenspring is an exciting alternative to other Northern Virginia senior living retirement communities. Here, your 62-plus retirement lifestyle is about discovering new experiences and possibilities?not settling for the status quo. The Northern…
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Situated in an older, classic residential neighborhood in North Springfield, Virginia, fifteen minutes from Washington, D.C., sits what experts have called one of the most progressively designed senior residences in the country. It's called Aarondale, and its mission is to…
Heatherwood Retirement Community is a gracious senior living rental community nestled in a charming residential setting in Burke, Virginia. Residents of Heatherwood enjoy the independence of an apartment lifestyle with spacious floor plans and the security of twenty-four hour nursing…
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The Fountains at Washington House in Alexandria VA is rental retirement community that offers a continuum of care: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing on a campus that bristles with all the excitement of the Washington DC…
Our Commitment to You our Resident Family: Is nestled in the heart of "sought after" Great Falls; Is serene and private; surrounded by wooded acreage. Has extensive gardens beckoning hours of enjoyment; yet Easy access to near-by Great Falls Village…
Located just minutes from historic Old Town, Brandywine Living at Alexandria will provide a convenient location for seniors to reside close to their children, grandchildren, and friends, while remaining in the community they love. This 116-suite, 6-story luxury community will…
Cobbdale Assisted Living is an assisted living facility and senior community with a newly renovated building. We offer a holistic approach to resident care through a positive and unique senior assisted living experience. Families can be confident that their loved…
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Where a creative, metropolitan lifestyle inspires an ideal retirement! Live among friendly, active neighbors who delight in cultural interests, community involvement and a passion for living. Set on eight scenic acres within view of the Washington Monument, this urban oasis…
Keough Senior Living is a family owned and operated facility that cares for your loved ones as you would. We take pride in ensuring quality professional care for the elderly with that personal touch. Each member of our home is…
The design-build community features residential apartments and personalized assistance and care services for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Staffing includes a nurse on-site seven days a week and a full-time Vibrant Living Director provides opportunities…
The design-build community features residential apartments and personalized assistance and care services for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Brightview communities are known for offering a holistic approach to care and life enrichment. Communities incorporate five…
Refund Plans: 90% of Entrance Fee; 50% refund (Price: 85% of Entrance Fee); LTC Option for those with LTC Insurance; 2 declining refund plans, 1 higher Entrance Fee, lower Monthly Fee, and other lower Entrance Fee, higher Monthly Fee. Declining…
Sunrise of Fairfax is just outside of downtown Fairfax, VA. Home to the state's largest university, George Mason, Fairfax offers seniors an upscale, suburban lifestyle within 20 miles of Washington, D.C. About 13.5% of the city's 23,580 residents are over…
My husband is in the Hermitage, and I'm pleased enough with it. They seem to be operating well, and the staff is caring. He's in a single room with a bathroom, toilet, sink, bedroom, and wall unit. The grounds are very nice, and the location is very convenient.Read more Hermitage in Northern Virginia reviews
I spent 7 months in this establishment. During this time my treatment was as a demented person. Far from that , I function on all 4 burners and hold BS and MS degrees. Apparently much of the staff was not oriented in levels of patient awareness. Two years ago I moved back to a senior apartment where I can cook for m...Read more Paul Spring reviews
Spring Hills was clean and appeared to be well staffed. The people seemed to be friendly. I liked the location, but the price was more than what we wanted to spend. Other than that, we would have loved to have my father there. It’s a really nice place in a pretty building. It was nice and I wouldn’t mind my father stay...Read more Spring Hills Mount Vernon reviews
Spring Hills Mount Vernon was a wonderful and beautiful place. The staff was excellent and very pleasant. Also, you can see in the faces of the residents that they like being there. The rooms were beautiful, well-kept, nicely sized, and very clean. The whole building was very clean.Read more Spring Hills Mount Vernon reviews
My mother is doing fine at Spring Hills Mount Vernon. It was fantastic from day one, and then a new director came and a lot of the staff changed over. They are not as good as the staff that was there before. It really changed a lot. There were a couple of issues, and the pricing went up. She will be there two years in ...Read more Spring Hills Mount Vernon reviews
My father and I have been pretty happy with Spring Hills Mount Vernon. Everything's nice and clean, and the staff is very nice. They have activities and my father has partaken in several of them, like walks and Bingo games. The food is decent.Read more Spring Hills Mount Vernon reviews
In Fairfax County, the average cost of assisted living is $5,000 per month. This is $1,000 higher than the national average ($4,000) and more than $500 above Virginia’s state average ($4,451). In Richmond, the average cost of assisted living is slightly more expensive at $5,048 per month. In all other major cities in the state, the price is at least several hundred dollars less. Seniors in Virginia who are on a tight budget may want to consider assisted living options in cities such as Lynchburg ($3,695) or Harrisonburg ($4,100) where the cost is substantially less.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Fairfax County, so data for the nearest major city, Washington, D.C., was used in its place.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Senior care costs differ depending on the type of care required, and this is particularly true in Fairfax County. While home care services and assisted living average between $4,290 and $5,000 per month, the cost of nursing home care is more than $5,500 higher at an average of $10,539. When budgeting for senior care, it’s important to keep in mind that the cost of assisted living and nursing home care typically includes room and board, but seniors who choose to receive care at home still have to pay housing expenses, such as rent and utilities.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medical Assistance, the Virginia Medicaid program, is administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services. MA covers a variety of health care costs for low-income residents, including elderly and disabled persons. Some of the services covered by the state MA plan include behavioral health care, dental care, prescription medications and primary care.
To qualify for MA as an elderly person, applicants must be aged 65 or older and meet the following financial requirements:
MA considers income from all sources. Some assets are exempt, including the applicant’s home, car and personal belongings.
Seniors can apply for MA online or call Cover Virginia at (855) 242-8282 for information and assistance.
Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Waiver
The CCC Plus waiver provides eligible elderly and disabled adults with all-inclusive coverage for community-based long-term care services and supports, medical care, nursing care and behavioral health services. Approved applicants work with one of six managed care organizations to have their needs assessed and receive coordinated services. Enrollment in the waiver program is mandatory for all eligible Virginia residents.
To qualify for the CCC Plus program as an elderly person, Fairfax County residents must be aged 65 or older, MA-eligible, have an income limit of $2,313 and asset limit of $2,000 (per individual) and be assessed as requiring the level of care normally provided in a nursing home facility.
The state of Virginia offers an Auxiliary Grant program to aid seniors who reside in assisted living settings. In order to qualify, seniors must already live in a participating assisted living facility. The AG may cover a range of benefits including:
To qualify for AG benefits, applicants must be aged 65 or older and be assessed by an adult services social worker as needing assistance with one or more activities of daily living. SSI recipients are automatically eligible.
To apply, seniors can contact the Fairfax County Department of Family Services at (703) 324-7500.
Veterans Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit
The VA Aid and Attendance benefit program is available to veterans and their surviving spouses who require long-term care, whether they reside at home or in a care facility. Approved applicants receive an additional monthly benefit on top of their regular VA pension check.
Seniors who already receive a VA disability pension aren’t eligible for the A&A program. Other applicants must be an honorably disabled wartime veteran or their surviving spouse and be disabled in one of the following ways:
For more information about this benefit, contact the Fairfax VA Benefits Office at (703) 359-1210. To apply, seniors who reside in Virginia can mail a completed application to the Philadelphia VA Regional Office or fax it to (844) 655-1604.
Fairfax County is home to 14 senior centers that each provide the county’s senior citizens with a variety of enriching social activities and programs. Centers, such as Bailey’s Community Center in Falls Church or the South County Senior Center in Alexandria, give seniors the opportunity to enjoy time with peers while engaging in activities, such as games, exercise classes, group outings and technology classes. Depending on individual circumstances, transportation to and from the center may be available for some members. Seniors may purchase a yearly membership for a nominal fee that gains them access to any senior center in the county’s network.
Veterans and their surviving spouses can visit the Fairfax Benefits office to apply for benefits, including health care and financial aid programs.
Fairfax VA Benefits Office
9990 Fairfax Blvd., Ste. 120, Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax County provides its senior citizens with a range of support programs and resources to preserve their dignity and independence. Seniors can contact the Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources line to be connected with county services, such as transportation, wellness and recreation programs.
Fairfax County Aging Services
12011 Government Center Pkwy., Ste. 708, Fairfax, VA 22035
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