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Senior housing types near Gainesville, VA

  • Heritage Village Gainesville

    Heritage Village Gainesville

    13650 Heathcote Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155
    (7)
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    We are an assisted living and memory care community with 24 hour onsite nursing and medication management. Our license allows us to caring residents until the end of life and never having to change suites. We are owned and operated by Life Care Services. We are all re-trained monthly on falls,...

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  • The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community (Opening Summer 2019)

    The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community (Opening Summer 2019)

    7820 Baltusrol Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155
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    The Wellington at Lake Manassas, currently under development, will soon be the premier senior living community of a thriving Gainesville, VA. Here, residents will experience a variety of life enrichment options in a beautiful surrounding and care levels for independent living, assisted living, and...

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  • Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor

    Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor

    7750 Garner Drive, Manassas, VA 20109
    (39)
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    Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Manassas, Virginia area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized care and...

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  • Paramount Senior Living at Manassas

    Paramount Senior Living at Manassas

    8341 Barrett Dr, Manassas, VA 20109
    (38)
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    Paramount Senior Living at Manassas is a premiere assisted living community in Manassas, Virginia. Our campus, which is set on six acres, is just a short drive from Washington D.C. and near downtown Manassas, a local shopping mall and an abundance of restaurants. Manassas is a quiet and peaceful...

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  • Fox Trail Assisted Living at Manassas

    10140 Hastings Drive, Manassas, VA 20110
    (25)
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    Assisted living is the preferred lifestyle for those seniors who want to remain independent, yet need some assistance from time to time. At Fox Trail Assisted Living we provide the services that allow you to enjoy life with peace of mind and ease of living. Fox Trail Assisted Living is an assisted...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tribute at the Glen

    Tribute at the Glen

    4101 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    (10)
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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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  • HarborChase of Prince William Commons (NOW OPEN)

    HarborChase of Prince William Commons (NOW OPEN)

    14080 Central Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22193
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Nestled in the upscale Prince William Commons neighborhood, one of Woodbridge’s most vibrant and dynamic areas, HarborChase of Prince William Commons Assisted Living and Memory Care community is a place where you can take a deep breath and relax in an atmosphere of refined elegance and unmatched...

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  • Brookdale Lake Ridge

    Brookdale Lake Ridge

    3940 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    (30)
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sunrise of Fairfax

    Sunrise of Fairfax

    9207 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031
    (19)
    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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  • 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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  • Atria Sterling

    Atria Sterling

    46555 Harry Byrd Hwy, Sterling, VA 20164
    (25)
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    Brookdale Sterling is an exceptional assisted living community in Sterling, Virginia. Sterling offers residents the perfect blend of quiet suburban living with easy access to Washington, D.C., Herndon and Ashburn. Sterling is home to several large business corporate offices, Washington Dulles...

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  • Sunrise at Countryside

    Sunrise at Countryside

    45800 Jona Drive, Sterling, VA 20165
    (41)
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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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  • Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

    Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

    44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    For those seeking the finest senior living in Loudoun County, Ashleigh at Lansdowne is the community that offers residents the opportunity to thrive in a caring, personalized and gracious environment, because only Ashleigh at Lansdowne is rooted in a 30-year tradition of supporting seniors to age-in...

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  • Brightview Great Falls

    Brightview Great Falls

    10200 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
    (7)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Potomac Place

    Potomac Place

    2133 Montgomery Ave, Woodbridge, VA 22191
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    **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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  • Vienna Manor Assisted Living

    Vienna Manor Assisted Living

    2151 Chainbridge Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Brightview Woodburn

    Brightview Woodburn

    3450 Gallows Rd, Annandale, VA 22003
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Morningside House of Leesburg

    Morningside House of Leesburg

    316 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
    (10)
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     Morningside House is located in the heart of historic Leesburg beside the Washington and Old Dominion walking path and just steps away from the Leesburg Senior Center. Walk to Raflo Park or downtown Leesburg and enjoy browsing through the antique or boutique stores and coffee shops. Market...

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  • Sunrise of Leesburg

    Sunrise of Leesburg

    246 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
    (16)
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Greenfield Senior Living of Stafford

    Greenfield Senior Living of Stafford

    30 Kings Crest Drive, Stafford, VA 22554
    (28)
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    Greenfield of Stafford is an assisted living community located in the county of Stafford in the city of Stafford, Virginia. Senior residents of Greenfield of Stafford often spend their days fishing at the nearby Smith Reservoir. The reservoir is within easy walking distance and offers an exciting...

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  • 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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  • Golden Years & More

    13114 Canova Drive, Manassas, VA 20112
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Golden Years & More, senior care home, can be found in the heart of Manassas, VA. Everywhere you look, you'll find that Manassas, VA is filled with beautiful countryside views while being history laden as well. A trip to Manassas National Battlefield Park in the fall ensures you'll experience the...

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  • Home Eldercare

    10704 Orchard Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
    (5)
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    Home Elder Care is a residential care home located in the historic Fairfax, VA. Time travel in the city's guided walking tour hosted by the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. Collect a souvenir or two at the gift shop to commemorate your travels, and showcase it to family and friends while sharing...

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  • Tysons Woods

    2248 Central Ave, Vienna, VA 22182
    (15)
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    Tysons Woods is a highly celebrated assisted living facility located in beautiful downtown Vienna, Virginia. The home is nestled in a cozy little suburban area, just a short distance away from a large shopping center and the downtown historic part of the city. The home prides itself in offering all...

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  • Avalon House on Cawdor Court

    8103 Cawdor Court, McLean, VA 22102
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Avalon House on Cawdor Court is a state of the art assisted living facility located in Mclean, Virginia. We are driven by our servant oriented policy to always have our residents as top priority. Not only do we strive to make our facility as accommodating as it should be, but we also want you to...

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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 Gelston Circle

    1011 Gelston Circle, McLean, VA 22102
    (4)
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    Avalon House on Gelston Circle is a residential care home located in the beautiful McLean City, Virginia in Fairfax County. Our community is located in a quiet, upscale, and friendly neighborhood. Beautiful trees that bring about a cool breeze and fresh air surround our home. Our home is 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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  • Waltonwood Ashburn

    Waltonwood Ashburn

    44141 Russell Branch Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147
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  • Sunrise at Silas Burke House

    Sunrise at Silas Burke House

    9619 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015
    (9)
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  • Tribute at One Loudoun

    Tribute at One Loudoun

    20335 Savin Hill Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147
    (5)
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  • Harmony at Spring Hill

    Harmony at Spring Hill

    8350 Mountain Larkspur Drive, Lorton, VA 22079
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  • Spring Arbor of Leesburg

    Spring Arbor of Leesburg

    237 Fairview Street Northwest, Leesburg, VA 20176
    (5)
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  • West Falls Center

    46661 Algonkan Pkwy, Potomac Falls, VA 20165
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Assisted Living in Gainesville, Virginia

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a ongoing senior living solution that includes support for the activities of daily living such as meals or snacks, bathing, dressing and medication administration. It is not the same as a nursing home, where residents can get round-the-clock skilled nursing care. Every assisted living community has its mixture of offerings, services, activities and lifestyle. Many also provide support for seniors with particular needs such as diabetes, incontinence care needs or the first stages of cognitive loss because of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Assisted Living Vs. Memory Care

Based on 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 type of dementia. In addition, many assisted living facilities provide support for seniors with cognitive issues. So how decide if designated memory care or just assisted living is what your family member needs?

Although many assisted living facilities offer memory care onsite, each of the types of care won't be the same. Memory care will provide full-time specialized support for somebody with Alzheimer's while assisted living is designed to meet the needs of those who need assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as showering, dressing or eating. Assisted living could be a good option for people in the earlier levels of dementia but for those who have who have wandering problems or who've caused injury to themselves or others, a secured memory care setting is most likely a better option.

In case you have specific questions when it comes to what sort of services your family member needs, speak to a physician. They can help you determine whether assisted living will continue to work or if you want to seek out memory care. You may also talk to one of our Senior Living Advisors. They have helped many families with questions about what kind of treatment may be the best fit for their family member or friend and so they will help you, too.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

While every community is unique, most assisted living facilities provide a variety of living arrangements, a wide variety of meal choices, public spaces and complimentary transportation, among other services and services. Such as:

  • Activities, entertainment and occasions, both on-site and off
  • Workout and health programs
  • Housekeeping, including bed linen services
  • Access to medical professionals

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Virginia

The state of Virginia offers excellent access to its records for assisted living services through the Virginia Department of Social Services. Data available to review includes the dates of inspection, whether an inspection was prompted by a issue, whether the inspector found any wrong doing and what the plan of correction was to address a violation. You can search by facility name or zip code to find the communities in the areas you are thinking about.

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

  • Allow only two people to live in one bedroom
  • Provide handrails, non-skid surfaces and grab bars in every bath tub and shower
  • Equip all bedrooms with adjoining restrooms with signaling equipment that residents can use in case they need help.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Gainesville?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, the typical cost of assisted living in the greater Gainesville, Virginia , metropolitan area in 2018 ranged from $1500 to $9895 monthly. Costs for assisted living may differ widely depending on services, amenities and location, so that it pays to look in nearby suburbs and locations when you have that flexibility.

The Senior Living Cost Index is based on the real prices families pay once they move into assisted living in fact it is the only price 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 Gainesville, VA

Many individuals pay for a move to assisted living through the sale of a house or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an choice. Listed below are three other resources that will help you finance assisted living:

  • Veterans Benefits: Many seniors may qualify for veterans benefits that they don’t aren't aware of. One benefit specifically, Aid & Attendance, has helped thousands of families afford to pay for assisted living. To qualify, veterans must be at least 65 years old and have served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during what the Veterans Administration considers active wartime periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans can also be able to obtain benefits. With the current average age group of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to discover if your family member may be eligible for benefits. See our Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for more details or contact the Virginia Department of Veterans Services or Veterans Information for Virginia to learn more or go to va.gov.
  • Life Insurance Policies. If the senior you are assisting move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you might be able to cash out the policy and obtain funds today. Different limitations and regulations apply depending on the kind of policy you have, so get in touch with a monetary advisor or elderlaw attorney to find out more about your alternatives and to evaluate what’s most useful for your position.
  • 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 in the home while their spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage permits homeowners aged 62 or older to borrow on their home equity. To find out more, contact 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 exactly to finance your move to senior living, contact A Place for Mom to speak to a Senior Living Advisor today. Or find more information on our 5 Best-Kept Secrets to Financing Senior Care page.

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

Finding the right assisted living community is a big decision, both for a senior and for their family. Here are five points to consider when considering making the move to assisted living:

  1. What's the staff-to-resident ratio? Can this facility 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 possess a ratio of one personal care associate for each 23 residents. Staffing can vary widely depending on the size of the community, so be certain to ask about the communities you are interested in.
  2. Is there yard? For many residents making the changeover from an individual residence to assisted living involves leaving behind a favorite garden or outdoor space, so having access to a gardening area, an outdoor patio or a courtyard can be beneficial. Many larger assisted living communities offer a range of outdoor spaces, with features such as for example strolling 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 support on hand after hours. In the state of Virginia, assisted living communities are required to have a minimum of two direct care staff members awake and accessible at all times.
  4. Is there a wait list? Preferred facilities can fill up fast. If the main one you like isn't available, find out about the waiting list and what the community’s policy is for controlling it. Many facilities will ask for a deposit and some communities have internal lists for special treatment needs. Here's where doing your preparation can actually pay off -- plan in advance!
  5. What assistance are contained in the monthly fee? Before signing the contract, it’s a good idea to understand what is included in the basic fee structure and what might incur additional cost. Some facilities use a fee-for-services model, or a la carte pricing, which means they charge a monthly fee for rent and meals but further costs for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered pricing model where varied degrees of treatment are charged different charges.

For more details about what to search for when touring an assisted living community, take a look at our Assisted Living Residence Checklist page.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

With so many options 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 knowledgeable in helping match seniors to the services that are the best fit because of their care needs, personality and budget.

Below are a few things to keep in mind at the time of your search:

  • Make sure to search for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living facilities offer everything from homey surroundings to high end resort-style grand living. It could be easy to be swayed by the features and experiences you might choose for yourself, but eventually it boils down to what will work best for your family member.
  • Focus on the today, not the past. Does your family member want help washing and dressing? Do they have particular needs like limited vision or special diet plans? Would they enjoy the benefits of a larger community or be more more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate setting?
  • Think about the here and now, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • Intend to tour at least three to five communities, if you possibly can. Start with planned visits 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 be reluctant to ask questions and take notes while you’re there.

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

About Senior Living in Gainesville, Virginia

Virginia offers more than 47 assisted living options to pick from, with a wide selection of prices, styles and services. Whether you are looking for down-home atmosphere or resort-style living, you can find it in the higher Gainesville area. For more details about solutions for seniors in Virginia, go to the Senior Connections website or SeniorNavigator, a website that features links to community resources all over the state, the site is also searchable by Gainesville or zipcode.

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