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Senior housing types near Herndon, VA

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Morningside House of Leesburg

    Morningside House of Leesburg

    316 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
    (9)
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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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  • Kensington Park Senior Living

    Kensington Park Senior Living

    3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895
    (25)
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    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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  • 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 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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  • Ingleside at King Farm

    Ingleside at King Farm

    701 King Farm Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850
    (4)
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    Ingleside at King Farm is a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community central to the award-winning intergenerational King Farm development. We offer small town living just a short ride from the nation's capitol. Inside our walls, you will find a stress free lifestyle with a variety of...

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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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  • Brookdale Potomac

    Brookdale Potomac

    11215 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854
    (31)
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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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  • Sunrise at Montgomery Village

    Sunrise at Montgomery Village

    19310 Club House Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20886
    (37)
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    The moment you walk through our door, you'll feel at home. From our warm, inviting fireplace to our cozy, family-like atmosphere, Sunrise at Montgomery Village is a step above the typical senior residence. For the past fifteen years, our caring and experienced staff has been helping seniors live...

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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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  • Sunrise of Rockville

    Sunrise of Rockville

    8 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20850
    (22)
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    Located just two minutes off of I-270 and 10 minutes from the 495 Capital Beltway, Sunrise of Rockville is nestled in a convenient location within Montgomery County near the Rockville Metro and the Historic Area of Rockville. Our Assisting Living specializes in personalizing our services to meet the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Atrium Kosher Home

    Atrium Kosher Home

    10301 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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 of Leesburg

    Sunrise of Leesburg

    246 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176
    (15)
    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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  • Brightview Fallsgrove

    Brightview Fallsgrove

    9200 Darnestown Road, Rockville, MD 20850
    (14)
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    The design-build community will feature residential apartments and personalized assistance and care services for seniors who need help with the activities of daily living. Brightview communities are known for offering a holistic approach to care and life enrichment. Each resident is esteemed for...

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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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  • Brightview West End

    Brightview West End

    285 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850
    (3)
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    Experience a spectacular urban lifestyle at Brightview West End! Located in the heart of Rockville Town Center, Brightview West End is unlike any senior living community you’ve seen. Enjoy a snack at our Mingle cafe, a drink during happy hour in the pub, or a movie in our movie theater. Plus you’ll...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

    Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

    44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176
    (11)
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tranquil Loving Care

    Tranquil Loving Care

    15708 Ancient Oak Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    (7)
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    Tranquil Loving Care is a senior care home that's located in Montgomery county, Gaithersburg, MD. The caring staff at the home provides assistance to seniors in a group home setting. The city of Gaithersburg is separated into east and west divisions with Interstate 270 separating them. The eastern...

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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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Assisted Living in Herndon, Virginia

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a long-term senior care option that includes support for the activities of daily living such as meals or snacks, bathing, dressing and prescription medication supervision. It is not the same as a nursing home, where residents can get round-the-clock skilled nursing care. Every assisted living facility has its own mix of services, features, activities and lifestyle. Many also provide support for seniors with particular needs such as for example diabetes, incontinence care needs or the first levels of cognitive loss due to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Assisted Living Vs. Memory Care

According to the National Center for Assisted Living, nearly one in four residents currently in assisted living in the state of Virginia have 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 simply assisted living is what your family member needs?

Although some assisted living facilities offer memory care onsite, the two kinds of care are not the same. Memory care provides full-time specific support for somebody with Alzheimer's while assisted living is made to meet the requirements of people who need help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as showering, dressing or dining. Assisted living could be a good option for people in the earlier levels of dementia but for individuals who have who have wandering situations or who have caused injury to themselves or others, a protected memory care setting is probably a more suitable option.

In case you have specific questions relating to what sort of care your loved one requires, talk to a doctor. They will help you determine whether assisted living will work or if you need to seek out memory care. You can also speak to one of our Senior Living Advisors. They have helped many families with questions about what kind of treatment is the best fit for their relative or friend and so they will help you, too.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

While every facility is different, most assisted living communities provide a selection of living arrangements, a wide variety of meal choices, common spaces and free transportation, among other solutions and facilities. These include:

  • Activities, entertainment and events, both on-site and off
  • Exercise and wellness programs
  • House cleaning, including linen services
  • 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 available to review contains the dates of inspection, whether an inspection was caused by a issue, if the inspector found any wrong doing and what the plan of correction was to address a violation. Look by by facility name or zip code to get the facilities in the areas you are thinking about.

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

  • Allow only two individuals to live in one bedroom
  • Provide handrails, non-skid floors and grab bars in every bath tub and shower
  • Equip all sleeping rooms with connecting restrooms with signaling devices that residents can use in case they need help.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Herndon, Virginia?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, usual cost of assisted living in the greater Herndon, Virginia area averages $5,588 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, amenities and location, so that it pays to take a look in nearby suburbs and towns when you have that flexibility.

The Senior Living Cost Index is based on the real rates families pay once they move to assisted living and it is the only price index of its kind. To find out 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 Herndon, Virginia

Many family members finance a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an option. Here are three other solutions that will help 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 made it possible for thousands of families manage to pay for assisted living. To be eligible, veterans need to be at least 65 years old and have served at least 3 months of active duty, with at least 1 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 of U.S. veterans at 64 years old, it’s worth it to find out if your family member may be eligible for benefits. Look at 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 find out more or go to va.gov.
  • Life Insurance Policies. If the senior you are helping move into assisted living has a life insurance policy, you may be able to cash out the plan and obtain funds now. Different restrictions and rules apply depending on the type of plan you have, so contact a financial consultant or elderlaw attorney to discover more about your alternatives and to assess what’s best for your position.
  • Reverse Mortgages. For senior couples who might have different needs, a reverse mortgage can be a good method for just one person to move into assisted living while the other remains at home while their spouse transitions to senior living. A reverse mortgage allows home owners aged 62 or older to borrow against their home equity. To learn more, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to look for a reverse mortgage counseling agency near you.

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

5 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Facility

Choosing the best assisted living community is a big decision, both for a senior and for his or her family. Here are five things to consider when considering making the move to assisted living:

  1. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Can this community provide your family member with the support they want? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of one personal care assistant for each 23 residents. Staffing may differ widely based on the size of the facility, so be certain to ask about the communities you are looking for.
  2. Is there yard? For many residents making the transition from an individual residence to assisted living means leaving behind a beloved backyard or outdoor space, so the ability to access a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is beneficial. Many larger assisted living facilities provide a range of outdoor spaces, with features such as walking paths, gardens and BBQ areas for community events.
  3. Just how many staff are on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing personnel, while others may have more general assistance available after hours. In the state of Virginia, assisted living facilities must have at the least two direct care staff members awake and accessible at all times.
  4. Is there a wait list? Preferred communities can fill fast. If the main one you like isn't available, find out about the waiting list and what the community’s policy is for handling it. Many facilities will require a deposit many facilities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing all your homework can actually pay off -- plan in advance!
  5. What services are included in the monthly charge? Before signing the contract, it’s smart to understand what is covered in the basic charge framework and what might incur additional expense. Some communities employ a fee-for-services style, or a la carte pricing, this means they charge a regular fee for rent and meals but additional charges for things such as medication management. Others may use a tiered pricing model where different degrees of treatment are charged different costs.

For more information regarding what to search for when going to 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, choosing the best assisted living community can appear like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors will assist -- they are experienced in helping match seniors to the services that will be the best fit for their care needs, personality and budget.

Here are some things to remember during your search:

  • Be sure to search for your loved one, not you. Today’s assisted living communities offer everything from homey surroundings to high end resort-style grand living. It can be easy to end up being 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 present, not days gone by. Does your loved one need 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 a little more more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment?
  • Think about the here and today, not what may have been their choice ten or 15 years back.
  • Plan to tour at least 3 to 5 communities, if you're able to. Start with planned tours and consider having a meal with the residents. If none of them seems like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more choices. And don’t be reluctant to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

The task of choosing the right assisted living facility can be tremendous, but there are resources which will help. Call A Place for Mom today -- we can help save you money and time and be sure you make the correct choice.

About Senior Living in Herndon, Virginia

Virginia offers more than 50 assisted living options to choose from, with a wide range of prices, styles and features. Whether you are interested in down-home atmosphere or resort-style living, you will discover it in the greater Herndon area. For more information regarding solutions for seniors in Virginia, go to the Senior Connections website or SeniorNavigator, a internet site that features links to community resources all over the state, the site can be searchable by Herndon or zipcode.

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