Great Falls Assisted Living A Memory Care Community

1121 Reston Ave, Herndon, VA 20170

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About the community Great Falls Assisted Living A Memory Care Community

For personalized memory care services, you are in great hands with Great Falls Assisted Living, an Artis Senior Living community. The Artis Way empowers residents with their own individual preferences and passions as we ensure that your care is personalized and adaptive to your loved one’s uniqueness. From our purpose-built interiors designed to enrich residents' lives with cozy familiarity to our thoughtful associates, we nurture your well-being. We even have a unique role called the Director of the Artis Way Experience who ensures that anyone who is caring for your loved one while in our community will have a deep understanding of their personal history, preferences, needs, and abilities. Our Director of The Artis Way Experience serves an important role in our community as a resident advocate and facilitator of transparency and communication between residents, their family, their doctors, and care providers. Our adaptive environment ensures residents have choices in how they spend their days here in our welcoming and nurturing community. To learn more about our exceptional community, contact an A Place for Mom advisor today!

Community Services and Amenities

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Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care

Pricing for Great Falls Assisted Living A Memory Care Community

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Amenities at Great Falls Assisted Living A Memory Care Community

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Special dining programs

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Air conditioned

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Private bath
Main street shops


Laundry service / drycleaning


Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Piano or organ
Raised garden beds

On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes

Reviews for Great Falls Assisted Living A Memory Care Community


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September 8, 2021
Anonymous - Spouse or partner of resident/client
A Beautiful Place to Be in Your Life

Great Falls is a great place to be. The atmosphere and the staff make it a great place. The communication with the staff is very, very good. Some of the activities available include arts and crafts, games, and more for the residents to choose from.

Response from Great Falls Assisted Living A Memory Care Community

September 9, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We appreciate the positive feedback!

September 28, 2020
Rita O'Connor - Loved one of resident/client
Make Sure You They Don't Expect You to Pay 24/7 Care, Make Sure This is a Condition, After You Have Moved In

For the most part everyone did their job and was friendly. The one person that you didn't get along with there, who was in charge of nursing decided that my loved one needed personal private care nurses, on top of the nurses for my loved one 24 by 7. The nurses on staff were to be taking care of my loved one. I had to let the community know that we would stop having the private nurses on a Sunday, due cost. My loved one died of COVID, and there were a lot of COVID deaths in this community. The health department stepped in to help clean up the community. If I had someone who was blind, I wouldn't take them there. They expect you to pay for private duty nurses, which is outrageous. This is a smaller community, and have enough people on staff to take care of patients. If they can't handle someone who is blind, then they need to say so, before you move in and pay the cost.

Response from Great Falls Assisted Living A Memory Care Community

September 30, 2020

Rita, we are so sorry about the loss of your cousin. The COVID crisis has hit the long term care industry hard, especially early on. Even doing all we could to protect our residents, we were affected by COVID in our community. However, as of today, we have had no positive cases since April. We understand your frustration and the sadness from your loss. We care for some of the most comprised residents, those whose loved ones can no longer meet their needs at home. We too form bonds and relationships with our residents and families. And we are a smaller community so we too grieve the tremendous loss of our residents. We take care of our residents like they are family. So you can understand our concern when COVID hit our community. Artis Senior Living was extremely proactive in managing the outbreak, and we do believe that this proactive approach allowed us to eradicate the outbreak quickly. Rita, we understand the heart of the reason for the 3 star review, and we truly apologize for the loss of your cousin.

December 5, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Exceptional care for Loved ones with Dementia

We were very blessed to have had our dad at Great Falls Assisted Living. The building and outdoor space is expanisve and perfectly designed with 4 neghborhoods and big walking areas for loved ones with dementia. The nursing care is exceptional and available to families and residents 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Activities run throughout the day to help promote memory, physical activity and happiness of each and every community member. Most importantly is the care, comfort and love provided by each and every staff member. It is clear that those working their have passion and concern for their work that far exceeds job requirements. There are many newer places with the latest electronics; but Great Falls has the most experienced loving staff providing exceptional attention to each and every one of the residents in their community.

Response from Great Falls Assisted Living A Memory Care Community

December 6, 2018

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you are happy with our positive partnership. Our dedicated associates will be pleased to learn of your high praise. We know this is not an easy decision for families, but we hope that you sharing your positive experience helps another family make a positive change for their loved one. Thank you, once again, for your kind words! We appreciate you and your dad.

March 2, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Review of Great Falls Assisted

I could not be more pleased with the community. We are so lucky to have had my father in a place with such loving and caring staff. They really do make a difference.

October 16, 2017
Lorraine Nasiatka - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Great Dementia Care

Great Falls Assisted Living provides a lovely environment indoors and out. The four neighborhoods offer a family setting. The residents and visitors can co-mingle. They can become friends with each other. The two private gardens are an oasis. Families and friends can visit with each other. The outdoor area offers walkways around three sides of the building with sitting areas. The landscaping is attractive as well.My husband has loved these areas. He told me that I found him a really nice place. The majority of the staff is very loving and caring. Most the staff is open to suggestions and accepting of criticism.

October 9, 2017
Dr. Lori Cleveland - Loved one of resident/client
Excellent Care

GFAL is an excellent, high quality memory care facility with a dedicated professional staff. My father lived there for over five years and was very well cared for every day. I would highly recommend Great Falls for your loved one suffering from dementia.

October 5, 2017
Judy Kramer - Loved one of resident/client
Dementia Care at its Best

Great Falls has amazing staff. They honestly do care about the residents and what their needs are. They are constantly on top of what is new and what will help better the lives of not only their residents but the staff as well. The care along with the activities will better the life of any dementia resident. They truly know Dementia.

January 25, 2016
Marie - Loved one of resident/client
Safe and Happy

Upon the sudden death of my mother, my main focus in life was to find an appropriate facility to place my 90 year old father who was suffering from dementia. My goal was to find a facility that (1) met my requirements and standards, and (2) provided an environment where my dad would be safe and happy. The Great Falls Assisted Living (GFAL) facility in Herndon, VA, became the answer to my prayers. My family and I are so grateful to have found such is a warm, loving and home-like environment in which to place our father. The staff is outstanding; consistently demonstrating loving care and respect for all residents. The facility is beautiful inside and out and well maintained. GFAL provides a daily activities program that is fun, entertaining, as well as physically, spiritually, and mentally stimulating. Any time I have any issues or concerns, they are quickly addressed by leadership and the staff. All the staff, (leadership, CNAs, nursing staff, activities staff, cooking staff, and maintenance staff), interact with residents on a daily basis with dedication, smiling faces, kindness, respect, and a sense of family. Thank you GFAL for keeping my dad safe and happy.

January 10, 2016
Great Falls Assisted Living Family Member - Loved one of resident/client
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The Great Falls team is the best!

I have been very pleased with the care my family member has received at Great Falls Assisted Living. The entire team is caring and concerned about each resident and their family. The facility is spacious and homelike, providing safety and a wide range of activities. I used to feel like I was on my own after years of caregiving but I have a team with me now.

January 9, 2016
Paula - Loved one of resident/client
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A really nice place

Beautiful and very new facility designed especially for dementia residents. Lots of space for residents to walk around and explore, including all enclosed outdoor area. Also plenty of cozy community and sitting areas throughout. Family and visitors are always welcome. There are many activities for the residents and families and a support system for family members. Staff is very caring and welcoming to the residents and families.

January 9, 2016
Shelby - Loved one of resident/client
very friendly staff

The staff is great! They are all so friendly and caring . The management team is a delight to work with! They care for all the residents with such passion. Residents have private rooms within four "neighborhoods". With each "neighborhood" having its own dinning area, staffs on duty, and living room area. They also have various activities throughout the day such as book club, singing and dancing, bingo, trivia, arts and crafts, zumba, and birthday/holiday celebrations to name a few. The activities team is great at coming up with unique and fun activities for the residents to participate in. We have loved they way they care for our loved one so far.

January 9, 2016
Meschelle - Toured community

Having toured this community and interacting with both management,staff and residents,I was completely bowled over by how wonderful the atmosphere was.The residents looked clean, happy and well cared for, the staff were so pleasant to be around, I was very impressed with the activities dept, everyone was happy and engaged, the grounds are a great bonus for the residents to walk around while still being kept safe and secure.A community that definitely stands out from the rest. On a final note I got to meet the whole management team who really were like one big happy family answering all questions and offering to help where they could .AMAZING PLACE

January 4, 2016
Ethan Whales
stay and observe.

Sorry to say that there is a lack of care of the Dimentia patients. Dangerous behaviors are tolerated and brushed off as if they are used to it. Doors are locked and staff can not find keys...scary fire hazard. On a positive note...great activities and beautiful grounds.

October 30, 2015
Amy - Loved one of resident/client
Worst experience

This place is terrible always a shortage of staffs family members feel obligated to helping out.

June 23, 2014
Tracy H. - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review

There are good spaces for them to wander around if their patient likes to wander – and never get out – with lots of little doors to go through, but still be secure. The food looks good. Our loved one eats well. There is enough parking – there is a church right next door for overflow parking. There are nice wide hallways, more windows. The handrails are molding… but it is built out so it doesn’t look ‘hospital-y’.

June 5, 2014
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Nice place

Family-oriented place. Great outdoor area. Friendly and helpful staff. We like it so far.

February 25, 2014
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Memory Care at its Best!

I believe this community is one of a kind by the staff and care they give to each resident. Not only are they focused solely on memory care residents but they are focused on helping the families that are involved in the process and lives of the memory care residents. If you are looking for a community for your loved one with memory loss...look no further. You will not be disappointed.

September 20, 2013
Helene P. - Toured community
Verified Review
A huge ripoff and quite a few lies.

My husband was scheduled to move in and when I took exception to the fact that he would be eating in the same dining room as two women who were screaming at the top of their lungs, I asked if there other rooms available, and they said yes but were unwilling to show me the other room. They then me that I would have to be there to see the other room the next day, which I could not do due to a very lengthy dentist appt. in DC, at which point they told me to come on Wednesday and pick up his things or they were going to put them outside the building and would be responsible for them They have $17,000 of our money and have not returned any of it, after telling me they would and were sending me a checking the next day.

December 29, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Excellent programs, middle of the spe...

Excellent programs, middle of the spectrum, very clean.

December 27, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
New place. Nice. Not fully staffed ...

New place. Nice. Not fully staffed yet. Rooms were VERY small. Nice outdoor area for the patients to walk.

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