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9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031

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The staff with which I interact on a daily basis is great! I am in independent living and my apartment is cleaned weekly. Because I am independent living, although certainly there is need to have a contact person, there has been no need for the facility to exercise that "need" in the year

About the facility
The Virginian

The Virginian is full service retirement community located on 32 secluded and wooded acres in the heart of Fairfax, VA. and is managed by Life Care Services. A long driveway right off of Arlington Blvd. leads you away from the hustle and bustle of crowded Northern Virginia life to the five-floor campus of The Virginian.
For over 35 years the Virginian has been providing Independent, Assisted and Memory Care along with short term inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation & a full health center for more acute long term care; literally serving generations. The Virginian gives residents the security they desire while allowing them to maintain the independence that they are accustomed to. All residents are encouraged to stay as involved and active as they desire and are aided by a very supportive and professional staff.

The Virginian is managed by managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new resident orientation; resident cost; community and grounds; and resident apartment unit.

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Assisted Living

Memory Care

Independent Living

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The Virginian

9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031

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Pet friendly

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Care types offered

3

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Amenities
at The Virginian

Healthcare Services

  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Memory Care
  • Medication Management
  • Non-Ambulatory Care
  • Incontinence Care
  • Diabetic Care

Meals & Dining

  • Meals Provided
  • Professional Chef
  • Gluten-free
  • No Sugar
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Guest Meals
  • Special Dining Programs
  • Room Service
  • Vegan
  • Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Full kitchen
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Ground Floor Units
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Bath Tubs
  • Kitchenette

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Bar or Pub
  • Café or Bistro

Transportation & parking

  • Property Convenient to Public Transit
  • Uncovered Parking
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Transportation at Cost
  • Resident Parking Available

Pets

  • Pet Care Available
  • Cats Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed

Common areas

  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Central Fireplace
  • Beauty Salon
  • TV Lounge
  • Meeting Room
  • Main Street Shops
  • Library
  • Barber Shop

Recreational areas

  • Piano or Organ
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Movie or Theater Room
  • Ballroom
  • Raised Garden Beds
  • Arts and Crafts Center

Services

  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning
  • Beautician
  • Housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Activities

  • Community Service Organizations
  • Happy Hour
  • Visiting Chaplain or Priest
  • Birthday Parties
  • Jewish Services
  • Art Classes
  • Brain fitness / Dakim
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Sensory-based Programs
  • Live Well Programs
  • Forever Fit
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Other Religious Services
  • Holiday Parties
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Wii Bowling
  • Christian Services
  • Tai Chi
  • Wine Tasting
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Activities On-site
  • Activities Off-site
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Visiting Rabbi
  • Light Therapy Programs
  • Trivia Games

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A Place for Mom has scored The Virginian with 7.3 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 10 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, The Virginian has 20 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.2 out of 5.
Overall Rating
4.2
Cleanliness
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Care Services
4.3
Staff
4.5
Meals & Dining
3.6
Activities
3.8
Value for Cost
4.0
A Place for Mom has scored The Virginian with 7.3 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 10 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, The Virginian has 20 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.2 out of 5.
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Anonymous - Resident/client
Independent Living
March 28, 2024
5.0
Verified Review
Recommended
The staff with which I interact on a daily basis is great! I am in independent living and my apartment is cleaned weekly. Because I am independent living, although certainly there is need to have a contact person, there has been no need for the facility to exercise that "need" in the year I have been here. The meals are good. Portions are good. Certainly there are times/items that are not quite what I wanted/expected, there has be no situation where I have returned a meal nor filed a complaint. This was the first place that my family and I visited and we concluded there was no reason to go further. I would recommend The Virginian to others.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Nancy - Toured community
Assisted Living
August 24, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
tour review
Our family had an in person tour with The Virginian and the tour experience as well as the community was very nice, but for our loved one we just wanted a little smaller of a community.
Anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
August 9, 2023
4.0
Verified Review
We toured this facility during our search for an Independent Living facility for our loved one. This facility was initially our second choice, but then my loved one was sent here for rehabilitation and it was an awful experience. They are remodeling there; it will be very nice looks-wise but not friendly and not good care. More costly too.
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
July 13, 2023
3.0
Verified Review
The Virginian
The renovations are way behind from what they represented during the sales presentation, food is disappointing. My father passed away while there and the assisted living staff took excellent care of him. He was only there for 30 days. I would absolutely still recommend The Virginian to others, The people here are wonderful. Just a tough time with all of the renovations.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
1
Activities
2
Value for Cost
3
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
June 30, 2023
3.0
Overall nice community with a bright future after all the renovations are done.
There are have been a lot of transitions in staff and new construction inside building. The dining room has been under construction for a year. The new chef is trying to improve the overall quality.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
4
Value for Cost
4
R S - Resident/client
Independent Living
March 24, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
This community is great for me … I cannot guarantee that for everyone. Everyone here is friendly, the location is perfect for my current needs, and I don't believe I am lacking anything that I would expect the community to provide. I would recommend to be sure to know as much as you are able about what you want. Read all of the literature from any potential communities before you visit. Ask lots of questions. When visiting, notice ALL interactions between staff and residents and residents and residents.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
February 15, 2023
4.0
Verified Review
Tour Review
Our family had an in person tour and it was an extremely nice tour experience, the community is very luxurious but incredible expensive which is the reason we were not able to have our loved one move there.
Dan A - Toured community
Independent Living
November 29, 2022
5.0
Excellent High-End Senior Living Community
The best senior living community I have ever set foot in. Staff that are attentive and truly want to be there. The residents are very active and the programming is focused on encouraging a diverse and upbeat lifestyle. Would highly recommend if you're looking for modern independent living.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Dan A - Toured community
Independent Living
November 29, 2022
5.0
Excellent Senior Living Community
Excellent staff and very kind, welcoming residents. The attention to detail and focus on an active and high-end programming was the best sell. They are undergoing a large renovation which already looks beautiful. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a place for their loved ones.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
September 6, 2022
3.0
Verified Review
What's happening at The Virginian
We've had mixed results. The good things are the level of care they offer from independent all the way to long term nursing is a benefit; it makes it easy as your parent(s) progress. The first group of staff we met were super friendly, very helpful and very encouraging. Their sales staff helped us in our decision to come here. I would tell others that you probably don't want to move in until next Summer because they are going through major construction. They are reconstructing the entire facility on the outside and inside; that includes every floor, every unit, every apartment, every wing, the common areas, the dining hall, the front door, etc.. Cleanliness is kind of a mess right now and that's been hard for my parents. It's confusing because certain halls are closed and the elevators go up and down, but not side to side. The front lobby/door is closed until Spring. There are certain things that would make it super hard for anyone wanting to move in right now. On the care side, I've had to be really pushy to get communication and clarity on who is responsible for making decisions, changes, and so forth. They've had a lot of changes in staffing, their current staff are temps from corporate. The chef is brand new which is why the food is up and down. Maybe next year once everything is done it will be better, but right now it's a little challenging.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
4
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
2
Activities
2
Value for Cost
3
anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
March 2, 2022
4.5
Verified Review
Tour of The Virginian
There was a lot of construction going on when we came to tour the facility. When I mentioned my loved ones needs they suggested memory care and that would restrict her a lot so I knew that was not going to work for her. It was a good tour, just not the right fit for us.
anonymous - Family/friend
Independent Living
June 7, 2021
4.0
Verified Review
Our initial expereince
Make sure you clearly understand what is meant by independent living vs. assisted living. They were able to provide more care than we expected, but we weren't expecting extra fees for those services. I'm looking forward to when all the renovations are completed and more dining rooms are available. I'm also looking forward to having more activities are going on once Covid restrictions end. The staff have been very responsive. My loved one hasn't been liking the dinners lately, the meat specifically, but she loves the breakfasts.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
1
Value for Cost
3
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
March 11, 2021
5.0
This was so far the best situation for my mom, but she is unsure about caring for her dog here. We are keeping our options open on The Virginian. [name removed] was super helpful and gave us delicious salsa from the chef.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Jack Stevenson - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 26, 2018
5.0
The Virginian is Extraordinary: caring, professional, experts, personalized care (not cookie cutter), even has excellent food.
Review on the Virginian, Fairfax VA. Our mom who is 99 and lives with us, just returned home to us from over 5 weeks of in-patient rehab, post surgery, at the Virginian, after falling and breaking her hip. Words of praise like extraordinary, outstanding, caring, professional, and even loving, just don’t do service to the care our mom received over this period. Many in our family and group of friends thought “OMG, this is it for her,” based on how often our aging parents just don’t have the will and energy to keep fighting the daily grinds of life after such an accident. Yet, in our opinion, while our mom is known for her grittiness and competitiveness, we believe the value the Virginian staff brought to “the table,” far exceeded either what we expected or even thought possible. And it made a HUGE impact on the morale and willingness of mom to hang in there and do the work required to get back home. Without exception, every single one of the many who served mom were “serving up their A game at every opportunity.” Their encouragement, sense of humor, occasionally tugging mom’s chain (who also pulled their chain), amazing ability to judge just the proper therapy to suit her ability and mood, were incredulous to watch. Of the 50 or so combined OT/PT sessions, her daughter or son-in law, attended some 95%. So, our opinion is not based on a few random encounters where the staff might have been on best behavior. Rather, the staff, to a person, truly cares about the welfare, both physical and mental of each patient. Our mom even raved about how good the food is, especially the soup. Ha! We objectively rate the Virginian 10 stars out of five. Some of the wonderful superstars included, but are not limited to [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], [name removed], and [name removed]- a volunteer.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 5, 2017
4.5
Verified Review
A Good Move-In
My mom is doing fine. The move in was fine. It was going great until she sick. They are handling it well.
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4.5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
May 20, 2017
4.5
Verified Review
Solid performance, super-friendly
Staff is universally engaged, helpful, and cheerful - not one 'bad egg'. They really 'lean forward' to assist, anticipating issues and problems. Especially good 'onboarding' processes, with resident shepherds for the first couple of weeks to help new folks break in. Food is pretty good, with lunch being the weakest and most monotonous - dinner is almost always excellent. Extremely safe and clean throughout. Setting is pleasant and quiet. Excellent library - always a big help. My only criticisms: I do wish there were more activities, especially out-of-building experiences and road trips. Also, medical processes of all types for "independent" residents are kind of disjointed and uneven. It's all there - you just have to figure out how to access it. In summary, we looked at a LOT of facilities all across NOVA, over a year-long period, and selected The Virginian for a balance of reasons - I still think we got it right, for my Mom.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
4
Activities
3.5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
April 8, 2015
4.5
Verified Review
The Virginian is a high quality operation. They provide very good care. The staff is very friendly and provides any help needed. My mother consistently compliments the food.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
3.5
Care Services
5
Activities
4.5
anonymous
Memory Care
March 30, 2015
1.0
No Way!!!!!
Nobody answers the phone or emails here. They don't care about your situation at all. If you have the chance run.
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
1
Value for Cost
1
Care Services
1
Activities
1
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Memory Care
October 19, 2013
4.0
Verified Review
Very pretty, lots of trees,...
Very pretty, lots of trees, friendly staff.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
Harolyn - Toured community
Memory Care
September 25, 2013
4.5
Verified Review
Number one choice if there was availability
The didn't have a room so quickly available (we had 3 days) but I liked it very much. I know they have a lot of Parkinson's things going on there, if we had more time we probably would have gone here, it was also more expensive.
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4.5
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