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Senior housing types near Lorton, VA

  • Harmony at Spring Hill

    Harmony at Spring Hill

    8350 Mountain Larkspur Drive, Lorton, VA 22079
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In Loving Hands

    In Loving Hands

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

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  • Gracie's Place Assisted Living

    9109 Natahala Place, Clinton, MD 20735
    (3)
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    Gracie's Place Assisted Living is a senior care home located in the rural community of Clinton, Maryland in Prince George's County. Located just 20 miles southeast of downtown Washington D.C., the city of Clinton is just minutes from many historic museums and landmarks as well as regional parks and...

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  • HarborChase of Prince William Commons (NOW OPEN)

    HarborChase of Prince William Commons (NOW OPEN)

    14080 Central Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22193
    (2)
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    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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  • 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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  • Potomac Place

    Potomac Place

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Canterbury House Assisted Living

    Canterbury House Assisted Living

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

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  • Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    Sunrise at Mount Vernon

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

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  • 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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  • Fox Trail Assisted Living at Manassas

    10140 Hastings Drive, Manassas, VA 20110
    (25)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    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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  • Amazing Life Assisted Living Services

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

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  • 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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  • 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 of Fairfax

    Sunrise of Fairfax

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

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  • Sunrise 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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  • Tribute at the Glen

    Tribute at the Glen

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Queen's Court Assisted

    Queen's Court Assisted

    7606 Fox Hunt Court, Clinton, MD 20735
    (24)
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    Queen's Court Assisted Living LLC is located in a quiet tree lined community close to Andrews Air Force Base. Our caring staff has over 40 years combined experience working in senior care. We offers help with daily activities, medication management, and personal care in a lovely residential setting...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brookdale Lake Ridge

    Brookdale Lake Ridge

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

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

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  • Harbor Park Estates Assisted Living

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

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  • 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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  • Morningside House of St Charles

    Morningside House of St Charles

    70 Village Street, Waldorf, MD 20602
    (27)
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    The Morningside House of Saint Charles, located in Waldorf, Maryland welcomes you. Our premier apartment-style accommodations allow every resident to be in control of their lives, even while we offer a variety of care services designed to meet every need. We believe that a sense of independence and...

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

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  • Sunrise 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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  • Annette's Place

    5118 Marlin Court, Waldorf, MD 20603
    (1)
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    Annette's Place is located near a mall, shopping centers, parks and recreation centers. The facility is licensed to provide services to five clients. The facility has an appearance and atmosphere to make loved ones feel warm,safe, secure, comfortable, as if they were in their own surroundings. As...

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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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Assisted Living in Lorton, Virginia

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a long-term senior care solution which includes help and support for the activities of daily living such as meals or snacks, showering, getting dressed and medication management. It isn't exactly like a nursing home, where residents can get round-the-clock skilled nursing care. Every assisted living community has its own mix of services, services, activities and lifestyle. Many also provide support for seniors with specific needs such as diabetes, incontinence care needs or the early 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 seniors currently in assisted living in the state of Virginia have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Furthermore, many assisted living communities include support for residents with cognitive issues. Just how figure out if designated memory care or just assisted living is what your loved one needs?

Although many assisted living communities offer memory care onsite, each of the types of care won't be the same. Memory care provides full-time specialized services for somebody with dementia while assisted living is made to meet the requirements of those who want assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as for example bathing, dressing or dining. Assisted living could be a good option for people in the earlier levels of Alzheimer’s but for individuals who have who have wandering problems or who have caused harm to themselves or others, a secured memory care environment is probably a more suitable choice.

When you have specific questions relating to what kind of care your family member requires, talk to a doctor. They can help you decide whether assisted living will continue to work or if you want to search for memory care. You can also talk to one of our Senior Living Advisors. They have helped many individuals with concerns about what kind of treatment may be the best fit for his or her relative or friend and they can help you, too.

What Services Are Offered in Assisted Living?

While each community is unique, most assisted living facilities provide a selection of living arrangements, a wide range of meal choices, common spaces and complimentary transportation, among other services and services. These include:

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

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Virginia

The state of Virginia offers exceptional 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 violations and what the program 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 considering.

In the state of Virginia, assisted living communities are required for legal reasons 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 bathrooms with signaling devices that residents may use in case they need help.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Lorton, Virginia?

According to the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Index, the average cost of assisted living in the larger Lorton, Virginia , metropolitan region in 2018 ranged from $1500 to $14300 monthly. Costs for assisted living can vary widely depending on services, features and location, so that it pays to search in close by suburbs and communities when you have that flexibility.

The Senior Living Cost Index is based on the actual rates 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, visit the A Place for Mom Senior Living Cost Planner page.

How to Pay for Senior Living In Lorton, Virginia

Many families fund a move to assisted living through the sale of a home or personal savings, but for some people, this may not be an option. Listed below are three other solutions that may 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 in particular, Aid & Attendance, has made it possible for a large number of families afford to pay for assisted living. To be eligible, veterans must 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 periods. Qualifying widows and widowers of veterans may also be in a position to receive benefits. With the existing 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. Look at our Guide to VA Benefits and Long-Term Care for additional information or contact the Virginia Department of Veterans Services or Veterans Information for Virginia for more information or go to va.gov.
  • Life Insurance Policies. If the senior you are helping transfer to assisted living possesses a life insurance policy, you might be able to cash out the plan and obtain funds today. Different limitations and rules apply depending on the type of policy you have, so contact a financial specialist or elderlaw attorney to discover more about your alternatives and to evaluate what’s best for your situation.
  • Reverse Mortgages. For senior couples who might have different needs, a reverse mortgage could be a good way for just one person to go into assisted living while the other remains at home while their 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 find a reverse mortgage counseling agency in your area.

For even more ideas about how to fund your transition to senior living, contact A Place for Mom to talk 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

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

  1. What is the staff-to-resident ratio? Will this facility offer your loved one with the support they need? Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 25% of assisted living facilities have a ratio of one personal care associate for every 23 residents. Staffing may differ greatly based on the size of the community, so be certain to enquire about the communities you are looking for.
  2. Is there outdoor space? For most residents making the transition from an individual home to assisted living involves leaving behind a beloved garden or outdoor space, so the ability to access a gardening area, a patio or a courtyard is normally important. Many larger assisted living facilities offer a range of outdoor spaces, with features such as for example strolling paths, gardens and BBQ spaces for facility occasions.
  3. How many staff are on hand to assist during the night? Some assisted living communities provide 24x7 nursing staff, while others may have more general support available after hours. In the state of Virginia, assisted living communities must have at the least two direct care workers awake and accessible at all times.
  4. Is there a wait list? Popular communities can fill up fast. If the main one you like is not available, find out about the waiting list and what the community’s plan is for controlling it. Many communities will require a deposit many communities have internal lists for special care needs. Here is where doing all your research can really pay off -- plan ahead!
  5. What services are contained in the monthly charge? Before signing the contract, it’s smart to understand what is included in the basic fee framework and what might incur additional expense. Some facilities employ a fee-for-services style, or a la carte pricing, this means they charge a regular monthly fee for rent and meals but supplemental costs for things like medication management. Others might use a tiered prices model where different levels of treatment are charged different costs.

For more details about what to look for when touring an assisted living facility, see 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 seem like a daunting task. That’s where our Senior Living Advisors will help -- they are experts in helping match seniors to the facilities that will be the best fit for his or her care needs, personality and price range.

Here are a few things to remember during your search:

  • Make sure to look 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 become swayed by the features and options you might decide for yourself, but eventually it comes 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 getting dressed? Do they have special needs like limited eyesight or special diet plans? Would they benefit from the benefits of a bigger community or be more more comfortable in a smaller, more intimate environment?
  • Think about the here and now, not what might have been their personal preference ten or 15 years back.
  • Intend to tour at least 3 to 5 facilities, if you possibly can. Start with scheduled tours and consider having meals with the residents. If none of them seems like a good match, ask your Senior Living Advisor for more choices. And don’t hesitate to ask questions and take down notes while you’re there.

The task of selecting the most appropriate assisted living facility could be overwhelming, but there are assets that can help. Call A Place for Mom today -- we are able to help save you money and time and make sure you make the correct choice.

About Senior Living in Lorton, Virginia

Virginia offers more than 50 assisted living options to select from, with an array of rates, styles and features. Whether you are interested in down-home atmosphere or resort-style living, you will discover it in the higher Lorton area. For more information regarding solutions for seniors in Virginia, go to the Senior Connections internet site or SeniorNavigator, a site that has links to community resources across the state, the site can be searchable by Lorton or zipcode.

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