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Senior housing types near Annandale, VA

  • Brightview Woodburn

    Brightview Woodburn

    3450 Gallows Rd, Annandale, VA 22003
    (6)
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    This community, located in Annandale, VA, serves seniors and their families in and around the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. Brightview Woodburn features residential apartments and offers personalized care services for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Brightview...

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  • Amazing Life Assisted Living Services

    9007 Pinehurst Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    (1)
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    We are pleased to announce our lift is installed! Amazing Life Assisted Living Services offers a clean fresh facility, beautifully furnished rooms, delicious food, outside activities, and happy residents. We provide frequent updates to the family, photos of events and activities, full laundry...

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  • Sunrise at Fox Hill

    Sunrise at Fox Hill

    8300 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
    (6)
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    Sunrise at Fox Hill is Sunrise Senior Living's premier community! With easy access to Washington, DC and northern Virginia, our residents and families love our location which is just minutes from downtown Bethesda's exciting shops, restaurants and cultural activities. Fox Hill Assisted Living...

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  • Sunrise of Hunter Mill

    Sunrise of Hunter Mill

    2863 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
    (19)
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    Sunrise at Hunter Mill has been ranked as one of the top communities in 2013 on SeniorAdvisor.com, the premier online ratings and reviews site for senior living communities nationwide. The SeniorAdvisor 2013 Excellence Award recognizes senior living communities who receive consistently high ratings...

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  • Brookdale Arlington

    Brookdale Arlington

    3821 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203
    (44)
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    As one of the premier assisted living and memory care communities in the Washington, D.C., area, we are conveniently located in the heart of Arlington, Va., an upscale area consistently ranked among the wealthiest counties in the United States. We’re close to casual and fine dining establishments,...

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  • Maple Heights Senior Living

    Maple Heights Senior Living

    5100 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
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    At Maple Heights Senior Living, you will find it’s all about choice. Whether you are in search of a more independent lifestyle with a variety of optional services, or a full complement of Assisted Living, Maple Heights will offer the best of both worlds within our community. Not only will we provide...

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  • In Loving Hands

    In Loving Hands

    8402 Lucille Court, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    (5)
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    At In Loving Hands Assisted Living Facility, our mission is to provide quality care in a home like environment. All residents will be treated with respect and dignity. When individuals can no longer live independently, we are an option to consider. We are able to assist with all levels of care. In...

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  • Sunrise at George Mason

    Sunrise at George Mason

    4300 George Mason Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22030
    (20)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Tall Oaks Assisted Living

    Tall Oaks Assisted Living

    12052 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190
    (29)
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    For over 20 years, Tall Oaks At Reston has provided exceptional assisted living services to residents of the Northern Virginia area. Our staff's longevity and reputation is unsurpassed, bringing peace of mind to both residents and their families. The goal of Tall Oaks At Reston has always been to...

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  • Paul Spring Community

    Paul Spring Community

    7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307
    (20)
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    Paul Spring Retirement Community, a tradition of excellence since 1988. Nestled on 12 acres in a residential community just south of Old Towne, Alexandria 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 generously...

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  • The Fountains at Washington House

    The Fountains at Washington House

    5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311
    (50)
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    Welcome to Alexandria's number-one continuing care RENTAL community! Located near Washington DC, The Fountains at Washington House offers nine (9) floor plans in both assisted and independent living in a boutique-hotel style environment. Our community provides independent living, assisted living and...

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  • Grand Oaks

    Grand Oaks

    5901 MacArthur Boulevard Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
    (20)
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    Grand Oaks is located on the campus of Sibley Memorial Hospital. It is close to Georgetown, Bethesda and just minutes from the Potomac River and the Virginia Suburbs. Our residents feel inspired in their spacious, light filled apartments, dine in elegance with delicious meals and remain active with...

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  • Brightview Great Falls

    Brightview Great Falls

    10200 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
    (7)
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    Brightview Great Falls Great Falls, Fairfax County, Virginia, is located right next to a scenic National Park, providing residents of Brightview Great Falls assisted living community with abundant natural beauty in a historical setting. Named for the Great Falls of the Potomac River, this historical...

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  • The Residences at Thomas Circle

    The Residences at Thomas Circle

    1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
    (10)
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    More than a great place to live, The Residences at Thomas Circle is a neighborhood within a neighborhood – where seniors can live life their way. LIFE AT ITS FINEST In the heart of downtown DC, just blocks from the White House and a short walk to museums and monuments, you will find seniors enjoying...

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  • Sunrise at Fair Oaks

    Sunrise at Fair Oaks

    3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033
    (34)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

    Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

    5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (8)
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    Brighton Gardens provides personal care in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. A separate Special Care Center for residents with Alzheimer's or other memory related disorders...

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  • Potomac Grace Assisted Living

    Potomac Grace Assisted Living

    9830 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
    (1)
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    Potomac Grace's mission is caring. We specialize in one and one care and individualized attention catering to each individual need and request. It is our goal to provide a comfortable, safe and secure environment for our residents, as well as, offer peace of mind and support for their families....

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  • Canterbury House Assisted Living

    Canterbury House Assisted Living

    3904 Canterbury Way, Temple Hills, MD 20748
    (4)
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    Located in Temple Hills, Maryland, in a quiet community. Canterbury House is situated in central Prince George's County, only minutes from Washington DC and northern Virginia. This ranch style home is very comfortable and homey. The home has 8 spacious private bedrooms. Canterbury House is committed...

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  • Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    2201 Colston Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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    At Sunrise of Chevy Chase, conveniently located adjacent to Washington, DC, in Maryland’s Montgomery County, we provide a safe, comfortable living environment and excellent care delivered by an experienced, compassionate team of caregivers. Our beautiful community, nestled in a desirable...

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  • The Cottage at Curry Manor

    The Cottage at Curry Manor

    6501 Curry Manor Ct, Bethesda, MD 20817
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    The Cottage at Curry Manor is a safe, secure senior care home located in the Montgomery Count, MD, community of Bethesda. Bethesda is a historic medium-sized city with slightly over 55,000 residents that has the distinction of having been named by Forbes Magazine as the most educated community in...

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  • Sunrise of Falls Church

    Sunrise of Falls Church

    330 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (18)
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    Located just minutes from historic downtown Falls Church and only a few miles from the national capital, our setting is convenient for families living throughout Fairfax and Arlington counties and beyond. Sunrise of Falls Church is nestled in the heart of the scenic City of Falls Church, just a few...

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  • Forest Hills of DC

    Forest Hills of DC

    4901 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    (2)
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    Inclusive Senior Living... Essential care and support for life Formerly known as the Methodist Home of DC, Forest Hills holds a tradition of excellence for over 125 years. Throughout our history, our focus has always been on people -- our residents and our staff who, together, make our community...

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  • Sunrise of Alexandria

    Sunrise of Alexandria

    3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
    (20)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • The Virginian

    The Virginian

    9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031
    (7)
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    The Virginian is an assisted living community located on 32 secluded and wooded acres in the heart of Fairfax, VA. A long driveway right off of Arlington Blvd. leads you away from the hustle and bustle of crowded Northern Virginia life to the five-floor campus of The Virginian. The Virginian gives...

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  • Tribute at the Glen

    Tribute at the Glen

    4101 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    (9)
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    This Community is a Tribute to the Seniors it will serve. Tribute at The Glen is a new Assisted Living and/or Memory Care Community focused on the Care and Wellness of your senior family member. Specializing in activity and community for all. We offer the most amazing interactions and keep your...

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  • Sunrise of Bethesda

    Sunrise of Bethesda

    4925 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
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    At Sunrise of Bethesda, located northwest of Washington, DC, in Montgomery County, our residents receive the highest level of care inside our community while enjoying access to some of the nation's premiere hospitals, located just minutes away. Our beautiful community offers assisted living and...

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  • Sunrise Braddock Glen

    Sunrise Braddock Glen

    4027 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032
    (11)
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    Sunrise's assisted living options offer personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't need 24-hour, complex...

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  • Sunrise of McLean

    Sunrise of McLean

    8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean, VA 22102
    (7)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

    Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

    5111 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
    (6)
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    Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue is located in the heart of Washington D.C. and opened in late 2003. Our community offers not only a convenient location within the District, but also a variety of services and amenities. Nearby attractions include major shopping malls, golf courses, country clubs, and...

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  • Westminster at Lake Ridge a CCRC

    Westminster at Lake Ridge a CCRC

    12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
    (2)
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    Westminster at Lake Ridge is an assisted living community located in Lake Ridge, VA. Lake Ridge is located in Prince William County and is home to 41,000 people. Lake Ridge is a small city with shops and stores, where residents can enjoy getting out for exercise, going to pay bills, going out to...

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  • Sunrise At Reston Town Center

    Sunrise At Reston Town Center

    1778 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190
    (20)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sunrise of Springfield

    Sunrise of Springfield

    6541 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150
    (21)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • The Fairfax a CCRC

    The Fairfax a CCRC

    9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
    (17)
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    The Fairfax is a continuing care retirement community conveniently located near Fort Belvoir, VA and is the perfect option for individuals over the age of 55 looking to enjoy and active, fulfilling life with none of worries of home-ownership. Meals, housekeeping and maintenance are included in the...

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  • Brookdale Lake Ridge

    Brookdale Lake Ridge

    3940 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    (29)
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    You can live well and age well when you come home to our stunning and stately luxury senior living community in Woodbridge, Va., 25 miles south of Washington, D.C. Our community offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, so should your needs change over time, and you require memory...

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  • Heatherwood Community

    Heatherwood Community

    9642 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015
    (19)
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    Heatherwood is a gracious senior living rental community nestled in a charming residential setting within Burke, Virginia. We offer resident agreements without entrance fees or endowment fees. Residents enter the community by paying a refundable security deposit. Heatherwood offers both independent...

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  • Potomac Place

    Potomac Place

    2133 Montgomery Ave, Woodbridge, VA 22191
    (21)
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    **Recently voted Best Senior Living in Prince William County for the 3rd time!!!** Assisted Living Services and Amenities 1. Choice of Junior one Bedroom apartment floor plans, One or two bedroom apartments with patio or balcony. 2. Utilities included except for telephone (cable too!). 3. Full...

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  • Atrium Kosher Home

    Atrium Kosher Home

    10301 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854
    (4)
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    Atrium Kosher Home is a traditional Jewish senior care home located in Potomac, Maryland in the county of Montgomery. Potomac is a quiet neck of the woods that has lots of small residential areas mixed in with lush woodlands. The result is an area where senior residents feel neither crowded nor...

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  • Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    5900 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205
    (23)
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    Our 35 year mission at Sunrise Senior Living has been to champion the quality of life for all seniors. Our approach is simple; resident centered care. This approach helps seniors live the life they want to live by providing options to meet their individual needs and wishes. Sunrise offers a variety...

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  • Sunrise of Fairfax

    Sunrise of Fairfax

    9207 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031
    (19)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    8033 Holland Drive, Alexandria, VA 22306
    (17)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Spring Hills Mount Vernon

    Spring Hills Mount Vernon

    3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22309
    (78)
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    At Spring Hills Mount Vernon, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...

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  • Vienna Manor Assisted Living

    Vienna Manor Assisted Living

    2151 Chainbridge Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
    (4)
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    Life at Vienna Manor begins with family. We believe that when you make the decision to trust the love and care of your loved one to us, you make them part of our growing family. Our residents enjoy privacy, independence and individuality while experiencing the one on one attention and engagement our...

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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (19)
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    Five Star Senior Living, founded in 2001, is a trusted name in senior care with over 200 facilities and communities in 33 states. The standards that we have set inspire us to exceed what is expected — becoming a valued member of our community, striving to surpass every standard, and keeping...

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  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    2000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
    (10)
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    Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...

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  • Harbor Park Estates Assisted Living

    625 River Bend, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    (1)
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    Welcome to Harbor Park Estates Assisted Living Harbor Park Estates is an upscale, assisted living facility dedicated to providing each of our Residents a caring, nurturing environment with dignified and respectful services in a special place fitting to call 'home'. There is no greater comfort in...

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  • Chevy Chase House

    Chevy Chase House

    5420 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (1)
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    Experience luxury at Meridian Senior Living’s newly remodeled Chevy Chase House, the place where assisted living meets the style and comfort of a contemporary residence in the heart of Washington, DC. The Chevy Chase House was thoughtfully redesigned by an award-winning design firm to incorporate...

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  • Aarondale Community

    Aarondale Community

    6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151
    (9)
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    Aarondale resembles an elegant Georgian estate surrounded by gardens and greenery. In reality, it is an innovative and modern retirement residence, truly state-of-the-art. Aarondale includes two levels of care: assisted living and memory impaired. Assisted living includes apartment living with help...

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  • Harmony at Chantilly

    Harmony at Chantilly

    2980 Centerville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
    (9)
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    The Crossings at Chantilly is an assisted living community located in the serene town of Chantilly, Fairfax County, Virginia. Our lovely community is located close to a busy town that packed with great restaurants and shops for wonderful shopping at any time. Chantilly is an amazing place to live...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane

    Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane

    5550 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852
    (16)
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    Just a few minutes from Pike and Rose, Rockville Town Square Metro Station,Westfield Montgomery Mall, 495 access and Strathmore Music Center, Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane is both centrally located and beautifully situated. Surrounded by mature tree and garden,and the CO walking path, this...

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  • The Jefferson

    The Jefferson

    900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA 22203
    (20)
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    Welcome to The Jefferson, where ownership and a unique approach to active aging are conveniently located at The Gateway to Arlington Virginia, just minutes away from Washington, DC. The Jefferson has skillfully combined independence, luxury,services and amenities with the security of home ownership...

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Assisted Living in Annandale, Virginia

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a long-term senior living solution which includes support for the activities of daily living such as for example meals, showering, getting dressed and prescription medication supervision. It isn't exactly like a nursing home, where residents can get round-the-clock skilled nursing care. Every assisted living facility has its own mixture of offerings, experiences, activities and culture. Many also offer assistance for seniors with particular needs such as diabetes, incontinence management needs or the early levels of cognitive impairment due to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Assisted Living Vs. Memory Care

According to the National Center for Assisted Living, almost one in four residents currently in assisted living in the state of Virginia experience Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Furthermore, many assisted living communities provide support for residents with cognitive issues. So how do you know if designated memory care or simply assisted living is what your family member needs?

Although some assisted living facilities offer memory care onsite, each of the varieties of care won't be the same. Memory care provides full-time specialized support for somebody with dementia while assisted living is designed to meet the needs of those who need help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as bathing, getting dressed or eating. Assisted living can be a good option for people in the earlier levels of dementia but for individuals who have experienced wandering problems or who've caused injury to themselves or others, a protected memory care environment is most likely a more suitable option.

In case you have specific questions relating to what sort of care your loved one requires, speak to a medical professional. They can help you evaluate whether assisted living will work or if you need to seek out memory care. You may also speak to one of our Senior Living Advisors. They have helped many families with questions about what kind of care may be the best fit for his or her family member or friend and they will help you, too.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

While each community is unique, most assisted living facilities provide a selection of living arrangements, a wide variety of meal choices, public areas and complimentary transportation, among other solutions and facilities. These include:

  • Activities, entertainment and occasions, both on-site and off
  • Exercise and well being programs
  • House cleaning, including linen assistance
  • Access to doctors

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Virginia

The state of Virginia offers outstanding access to its records for assisted living facilities through the Virginia Department of Social Services. Data open to review contains the dates of inspection, whether an inspection was prompted by a issue, if the inspector discovered any violations and what the program of correction was to handle a violation. You can search by facility name or zip code to get the facilities in the areas you are considering.

In the state of Virginia, assisted living facilities are required by law to:

  • Allow only two people to reside in one bedroom
  • Provide handrails, nonskid surfaces and grab bars in every bath tub and shower
  • Equip all bedrooms with connecting bathrooms with signaling devices that residents may use in case they need help.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Annandale?

Based on the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, usual cost of assisted living in the larger Annandale, Virginia area, averages $4,909 per month which is more than the average for the state of Virginia which is $4,128 per month. Costs for assisted living may differ widely based on services, features and location, so that it pays to look in close by suburbs and communities if you have that flexibility.

The Senior Living Cost Index is based on the actual prices families pay once they move into assisted living and it is the primary cost index of its kind. To learn more about senior living costs, go to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Planner web page.

How to Pay for Senior Living In Annandale, VA

Many individuals pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a house or personal savings, however for some people, this might not be an option. Listed below are three other approaches to assist you pay for assisted living:

  • Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may be eligible for veterans benefits that they don’t aren't aware of. One benefit specifically, Aid & Attendance, has helped thousands of families manage to pay for assisted living. To meet the criteria, veterans have to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least 1 day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime intervals. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be able to obtain benefits. With the existing average age group of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to discover if your loved one may qualify for benefits. Look at our Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for additional information or contact the Virginia Department of Veterans Services or Veterans Information for Virginia for more information or go to va.gov.
  • Life Insurance Policies. If the senior you are assisting move into assisted living possesses a life insurance policy, you may be in a position to liquidate the plan and receive funds today. Different restrictions and rules apply depending on the kind of policy you have, so get in touch with a financial specialist or elderlaw attorney to discover more about your options and to evaluate what’s most useful for your situation.
  • Reverse Mortgages. For senior couples who may have different needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good way for just one person to go into assisted living while the other remains at home while his / her spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage makes it possible for home owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. To learn more, get in touch with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area.

For even more ideas about how to finance your move to senior living, contact A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today. Or find even more information on our 5 Best-Kept Secrets to Financing Senior Care page.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing the best assisted living facility is a big decision, both for a senior and for his or her family. Listed below are five points to consider when thinking about making the transition assisted living:

  1. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Can this facility offer your family member with the support they need? Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living communities possess a ratio of one personal care assistant for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary greatly based on the size of the community, so make certain to ask about the facilities you are looking for.
  2. Is there yard? For many residents making the transition from a private residence to assisted living means giving up a favorite garden or outdoor space, so the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is important. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor spaces, with features such as for example walking paths, gardens and BBQ spaces for facility occasions.
  3. Just how many staff are on hand to assist at night? Some assisted living facilities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others may have more general help available after hours. In the state of Virginia, assisted living communities are required to have at the least two direct care staff members awake and available at all times.
  4. Is there a wait list? Preferred facilities can fill fast. If the main one you like is not available, inquire about the waiting list and what the facillity’s policy is for handling it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit many facilities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing your research can actually pay off -- plan ahead!
  5. What services are contained in the monthly charge? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is covered in the basic fee structure and what might incur additional cost. Some facilities use a fee-for-support style, or a la carte pricing, this means they charge a monthly fee for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where varied levels of care are charged different charges.

For more information regarding what to look for when touring an assisted living community, check out our Assisted Living Residence Checklist web page.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

With so many choices to choose from, finding the right assisted living community can seem like a intimidating task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors will assist -- they are qualified in helping match seniors to the services that are the best fit for his or her care needs, personality and price range.

Below are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Be sure to search for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey settings to high end resort-style grand living. It can be easy to be swayed by the features and amenities you might decide for yourself, but eventually it boils down to what will work best for your loved one.
  • Focus on the today, not the past. Does your family member want help bathing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diet plans? Would they enjoy the benefits of a bigger community or be a little more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment?
  • Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their choice ten or 15 years ago.
  • Plan to tour at least 3 to 5 facilities, if you're able to. Start with planned tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none of them seems like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more options. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

The process of choosing the right assisted living facility can be overpowering, but there are assets that will help. Call A Place for Mom today -- we are able to help save you money and time and be sure you make the correct choice.

About Senior Living in Annandale, Virginia

Virginia offers more than 50 assisted living options to select from, with a wide variety of rates, styles and amenities. Whether you are interested in down-home atmosphere or resort-style living, you can find it in the higher Annandale area. For more details about services for seniors in Virginia, visit the Senior Connections site or SeniorNavigator, a site that has links to community assets throughout the state, the site is also searchable by town or zipcode.

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