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As the largest referral service for senior living in North America, we have the resources to help you choose from 50 facilities within our network in Falls Church, VA at absolutely no cost to you. Get in touch with a local Senior Living Advisor who can help you create a short list of options for the best Assisted Living communities that match your family’s needs. Our advisors have successfully helped more than 1007 other families in Falls Church area find the right facility for them. There are also 748 reviews available for communities in the area, so you can make an informed decision.

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Senior housing types near Falls Church, VA

  • Sunrise of Falls Church

    Sunrise of Falls Church

    330 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (19)
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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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  • Avalon House on High Street

    6712 High Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (6)
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    Avalon House on High Street is an assisted living facility located in Falls Church, Virginia. At Avalon House we recognize the importance of balancing a warm, homelike environment with comprehensive medical care. When your loved one is no longer able to live at home, the decision to seek out an...

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  • Avalon House on Woodland Drive

    6809 Woodland Drive, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (8)
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    Avalon House on Woodland Drive is an Alzheimer's Care provider located in the independent city of Falls Church, Virginia. We are known for providing dedicated memory care programs as well as following the philosophy of aging in place. Our intent is to provide senior citizens with the comfort and...

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  • Avalon House on Gerard Court

    6442 Gerard Court, Falls Church, VA 22043
    (10)
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    Avalon House on Gerard Court is a high quality assisted living facility located in Falls, Church Virginia. We pride ourselves in offering a first class facility to seniors. We also provide nursing care, an on staff physician, podiatrist, dentist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and...

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Virginian

    The Virginian

    9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031
    (7)
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    The Virginian is full service retirement community located on 32 secluded and wooded acres in the heart of Fairfax, VA. and is managed by Life Care Services. 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...

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  • Aarondale Community

    Aarondale Community

    6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151
    (10)
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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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  • Brandywine Living at Alexandria

    Brandywine Living at Alexandria

    5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304
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    An Outstanding Location Located next to Cameron Station and just minutes from historic Old Town, Brandywine Living at Alexandria provides a convenient location for seniors to reside close to their children, grandchildren, and friends, while remaining in the community they love. This 116-suite,...

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Sunrise of Springfield

    Sunrise of Springfield

    6541 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 Fox Hill

    Sunrise at Fox Hill

    8300 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • The Residences at Thomas Circle

    The Residences at Thomas Circle

    1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
    (11)
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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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  • Ingleside at Rock Creek

    Ingleside at Rock Creek

    3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (7)
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    With more than a century of service and sophistication, Ingleside at Rock Creek is the preferred address for Washington, D.C. retirement. There’s no setting quite like ours: 14 acres of wooded paths and flourishing gardens, bordering Rock Creek Park. In an elite Northwest Washington, D.C....

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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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  • The Cottage at Curry Manor

    The Cottage at Curry Manor

    6501 Curry Manor Ct, Bethesda, MD 20817
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 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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  • 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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  • Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (19)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • Maple Heights Senior Living

    Maple Heights Senior Living

    5100 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tall Oaks Assisted Living

    Tall Oaks Assisted Living

    12052 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190
    (29)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    2201 Colston Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kensington Park Senior Living

    Kensington Park Senior Living

    3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Kensington Park Retirement Community, our services and setting are as unique as the residents we serve. Whether you are seeking Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Alzheimer's/ Memory Care, Kensington Park is designed to provide an encouraging and comprehensive continuum of services. ...

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  • Brookdale Potomac

    Brookdale Potomac

    11215 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854
    (32)
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    If you’re looking for more than just a place to live — if you want to live well —  then Brookdale Potomac, a quiet three-story retirement community located in Potomac, Md., is the place for you. Our upscale community, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, provides...

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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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  • 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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  • Sunrise at Fair Oaks

    Sunrise at Fair Oaks

    3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033
    (35)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 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 at Mount Vernon

    Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    8033 Holland Drive, Alexandria, VA 22306
    (18)
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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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  • Landow House

    Landow House

    1799 East Jefferson, Rockville, MD 20852
    (11)
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    Landow and Ring House is an assisted living community, located in a safe area of Rockville, MD. This community is perfect for those who want to remain active and engaged in life, but could use some personal assistance with their daily activities. Landow and Ring House, has an average user review...

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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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Assisted Living in Falls Church, Virginia

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a continuing senior living option that includes support for the activities of daily living such as meals, bathing, dressing and prescription medication administration. It isn't the same as 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 support for seniors with specific needs such as diabetes, incontinence care needs or the first stages of cognitive impairment because of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Assisted Living Vs. Memory Care

According to the National Center for Assisted Living, nearly one in four seniors currently in assisted living in the state of Virginia have Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Furthermore, many assisted living communities give support for seniors with cognitive issues. Just how decide if designated memory care or just assisted living is what your family member needs?

Although some assisted living facilities offer memory care onsite, each of the kinds of care are not the same. Memory care provides full-time specialized services for somebody with Alzheimer's while assisted living is designed to meet the needs of people who want assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as for example showering, dressing or eating. Assisted living can be a good choice for people in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s but for individuals who have who have wandering situations or who've caused harm to themselves or others, a secured memory care environment is probably a better option.

In case you have specific questions about what sort of care your family member requires, speak to a medical professional. They can help you decide whether assisted living will continue to work or if you want to search for memory care. You may also speak to one of our Senior Living Advisors. They have helped many family members with concerns about what kind of care is the best fit for their family member or friend and so 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, an array of meal choices, common spaces and free transportation, among other services and services. Such as:

  • Activities, entertainment and occasions, both on-site and off
  • Workout and well being programs
  • House cleaning, including bed-linen assistance
  • Access to healthcare professionals

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Virginia

The state of Virginia offers excellent access to its information for assisted living services through the Virginia Department of Social Services. Data available to review contains the dates of inspection, whether an inspection was instigated by a issue, if the inspector discovered any infractions and what the plan of correction was to handle a violation. You can search by community name or zip code to get the communities in the areas you are thinking about.

In the state of Virginia, assisted living facilities are required for legal reasons to:

  • Allow only two individuals to reside in one bedroom
  • Provide handrails, non-skid surfaces and grab bars in every bathtub and shower
  • Equip all sleeping rooms with adjoining bathrooms with signaling devices that residents may use in case they need help.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Falls Church?

Based on the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, the typical cost of assisted living in the larger Falls Church, Virginia , metropolitan area in 2018 ranged from $2220 to $792900 per month. Charges for assisted living may differ widely based on services, features and location, so it pays to look in nearby suburbs and communities if you have that flexibility.

The Senior Living Cost Index is founded on the real rates families pay when they move to assisted living and it is the primary cost index of its kind. To find out more about senior living costs, visit the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Planner web page.

How to Pay for Senior Living In Falls Church, VA

Many individuals fund a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this might not be an option. Listed below are three other solutions to assist you finance 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 a large number of families afford to pay for assisted living. To be eligible, veterans have to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 3 months of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime intervals. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to obtain benefits. With the existing average age of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to find out if your loved one may be eligible for benefits. See 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 to find out more or head to va.gov.
  • Life Insurance Policies. If the senior you are assisting move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you might be in a position to cash out the plan and obtain funds today. Different restrictions and regulations apply depending on the kind of policy you have, so get in touch with a financial specialist or elderlaw lawyer to find out 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 can 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 allows homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. For more information, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area.

For more ideas about how exactly to pay for your transition 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 web page.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing the best assisted living community is an important decision, both for a senior and for their family. Here are five things to consider when thinking about making the transition assisted living:

  1. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Can this community offer your loved one with the support they need? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of 1 personal care assistant for each 23 residents. Staffing may differ greatly based on the size of the community, so be sure to ask about the facilities you are interested in.
  2. Is there yard? For many residents making the transition from an individual home to assisted living involves leaving behind a favorite garden or outdoor area, so the ability to access a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard is normally beneficial. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of yards, with features such as for example walking paths, gardens and BBQ areas for facility events.
  3. How many staff are available to assist at night? Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing personnel, while others may have more general assistance on hand after hours. In the state of Virginia, assisted living facilities must have a minimum of two direct care workers awake and accessible at all times.
  4. Is there a wait list? Popular communities can fill fast. If the one you like is not available, find out about the wait list and what the community’s plan is for controlling it. Many communities will ask for a deposit and some facilities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing all your preparation can actually pay off -- plan ahead!
  5. What assistance are included in the monthly fee? Before signing the agreement, it’s a good idea to understand what is covered in the basic charge framework and what might incur additional cost. Some communities employ a fee-for-support model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a regular monthly charge for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others might use a tiered prices model where varied degrees of treatment are charged different charges.

For more details about what to look for when touring an assisted living facility, check out our Assisted Living Residence Checklist web page.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

With so many options to choose from, finding the right assisted living community can appear like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors will help -- they are experienced in helping match seniors to the facilities that will be the best fit for their care needs, personality and price range.

Here are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Be sure to look for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey surroundings to upscale resort-style luxury living. It could be easy to be swayed by the features and amenities you might choose for yourself, but ultimately it comes down to what will work best for your family member.
  • Focus on the present, not the past. Does your loved one want help washing and dressing? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diet plans? Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger facility or be more more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment?
  • Take into account the here and now, not what might have been their personal preference ten or 15 years ago.
  • Plan to visit at least 3 to 5 facilities, if you're able to. Start with planned visits and consider having a meal 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 down notes while you’re there.

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

About Senior Living in Falls Church, Virginia

Virginia offers more than 50 assisted living options to pick from, with an array of prices, styles and services. Whether you are looking for down-home atmosphere or resort-style living, you will find it in the higher Falls Church area. For more details about solutions for seniors in Virginia, go to the Senior Connections website or SeniorNavigator, a website that has links to community assets all over the state, the site can be searchable by Falls Church or zipcode.

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