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59 Assisted Living Communities in Fairfax County, Virginia

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 59 Assisted Living Communities in Fairfax County and several in surrounding areas. The Cost of Senior Care in Fairfax County, VA

  • Assisted Living: $5,000
  • Nursing Home Care: $10,539
  • In-home Care: $4,290
  • Adult Day Health Services: $1,972

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Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities in Fairfax County

Allison

5

July 31, 2023

I visited this facility

Beautiful outdoor areas! Lovely walking path with amble seating throughout. Nice seating lounge area with pudding green and a bocce ball area.

Donna S

5

July 29, 2022

I visited this facility

Paul Spring is absolutely beautiful. The staff are friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this community for anyone looking for a independent, assisted living or memory care for their loved one. I recommend on taking a tour and seeing for yourself!

Steven Skowron

5

September 28, 2021

I visited this facility

Michelle was amazing to work with, she went above and beyond in every way. I cannot adequately express my gratitude. Mom did not go to the facility and we needed to remain in NY. Once mom improves and if where she currently is living does not work out this is the place for her. Facility is new, clean and feels like a place I would want to live and where mom would be supported.

Benjamin

4

June 4, 2021

I visited this facility

Manchester Lakes was a nice community, but I don't think it's a good fit for my grandmother. The staff was very professional, friendly, and well mannered. Everything was pretty good. They had a library and an exercise/fitness facility.

ML

5

April 19, 2021

I visited this facility

We're going to go to The Fairfax Fort. We were impressed with the grounds and the security features in the concierge desks, and all the staff members seemed very polite and friendly. Those were the things that immediately made my mother feel at home. As regards the interaction now that we're going through all the paperwork to get my mother to actually move in, everyone has been very efficient and very responsive, and so far, the process has been very smooth.

ML

5

April 19, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We visited a friend at Greenspring. We liked it, but we thought for our purposes, it would have been too big. The buildings were well maintained, though, the spaces were very clean, and the staff was friendly. I think it seemed to be a well-run organization, and my friend liked it a lot. It had good security, and it was gated. You have to present proof that you're visiting somebody, so that was good, and parking was easy, too. The building seemed clean, light, and nicely decorated. I had dinner with my friend, and the food was good. The staff was very friendly, very courteous, and respectful, and they interacted nicely with the residents as well.

ReviewerRD#0224s

5

March 20, 2021

I am/was a resident of this facility

I'm living in Greenspring. It has been fine. They have a lot of amenities and activities. They have a lot of Bible classes, history classes, hobby classes, and hobby get-togethers. Before COVID, it had been an active community. The food is probably the weakest link. We have two sit-down restaurants and a buffet restaurant, and then we have a snack bar and a lunch place. We get one meal a day.

ReviewerAT0108A

4

February 9, 2021

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My stepson moved into Spring Hills Mount Vernon. The physical appearance is good. It's like the shape of an old manor, but it's nice. The inside is clean, the carpeting is probably a little outdated, but it's fine, there's nothing wrong with it. The rooms are all clean. We're satisfied with just about everything. I think the staff is receptive, helpful, and professional. They're good with my stepson, so far. Communication is difficult with COVID. I think they need to designate one person for a family, and we had that for a while, but then she left. So, them having to appoint a contact to help you with paperwork and things like that would be helpful.

PlaquesandTanglesVA

1

December 10, 2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I had a family member who was in the memory care unit for Alzheimer\'s and every time I visited them, I left feeling sad and shocked. While there are a few select staff who genuinely wanting to be there and help the residents, a majority were just plain rude and should not be working with elderly- not nice to residents. The place was also dirty. I do not recommend leaving your family member at this facility, especially for the monthly costs.

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Assisted Living Costs in Fairfax County

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. 

Care Cost Comparison

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. 

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fairfax County

Medicaid in Virginia

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: 

  • Single applicants are allowed a maximum income of $832.66 per month and up to $2,000 in countable assets
  • Spouses applying together are allowed a maximum income of $1,127.33 per month and up to $3,000 in countable assets


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.

To apply for coverage, seniors can fill out an application online or contact the CCC Plus helpline at (844) 374-9159 for assistance. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Auxiliary Grants

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: 

  • Room and board
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Medication assistance
  • Toiletries, such as soap and toilet paper
  • Assistance with financial management, appointment scheduling and personal errands
  • Transport to and from medical appointments
  • Social activities
  • A monthly personal needs allowance


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: 

  • Need regular assistance with more than one activity of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing or toileting
  • Suffer from debilitating vision problems
  • Live in a nursing care facility or be restricted to bed due to a chronic illness or disability


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 Senior Centers

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. 

Fairfax County Aging Services

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
(703) 324-7948

Veterans Services in Fairfax County

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
(703) 359-1210

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