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If you’re looking for independent living in the Fairfax area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Fairfax. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

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Independent Living Facilities near Fairfax, VA

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Independent Living

Average starting price $3,690/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Fairfax, VA
Brandywine Living at Alexandria
4.4

Everybody was always so friendly, from the person at the front door to the nurse that was helping out they were amazing. My dad did go into hospice and they were able to provide that here and step up the nursing care so he was able to stay in his room which was wonderful so we did not have to find another place to live. I would absolutely recommend this facility to other families

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The Virginian in Fairfax, VA
5.0

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.

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Sunrise of McLean
5.0

My husband is very happy here at this community. He has adjusted very well to it, and I'am satisfied. It was a ruff transitional period, but all is well now. They have a lovely staff, and they have been great to work with. The community is very well-kept, everything is always very neat and tidy. He has a lovely small apartment, that looks great. They really work hard to make sure everything is running smoothly. I would highly recommend this community, it is a great place.

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The Virginian

9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031 | 3.4 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Day trips and outings
4.2(10 reviews)

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...

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The Gardens at Fair Oaks

4310 Forest Hill Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 | 1.1 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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3.3(5 reviews)

The staff is phenomenal. They pride themselves on the longevity of their staff. The staff has how many years the staff has been there printed on their name tags. They also have a board that shows how long...

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Sunrise of Fairfax

9207 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031 | 3.6 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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4.0(1 review)

The facility was beautiful, the person doing the tour was very knowledgeable. It wasn't a good fit for my loved one.

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Sunrise Braddock Glen

4027 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032 | 3.2 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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Braddock Glen in Fairfax, Virginia is a warm and friendly low-cost assisted living community where every resident receives personalized assistance, supportive services, and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, community setting from long-tenured team members. We are...

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4.5(11 reviews)

We're very pleased by how things have gone with Sunrise Braddock Glen so far, we have no complaints at all! The staff have all been very responsive and easy to deal with, and they are very attentive to the...

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Sunrise of Fair Oaks VA

3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033 | 4.1 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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3.7(46 reviews)

I really like this community and the location to the hospital. They have activities like bingo, someone out there playing music and my loved one likes this. My loved one also likes the afternoon snack time....

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The Woodlands

4320 Forest Hill Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 | 1.1 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living

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Heatherwood Community

9642 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015 | 4.8 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Heatherwood Community, located in Burke, offers Independent Living and Assisted Living. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for senior adults.

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4.8(85 reviews)

Very friendly staff that works with the individual and family members to ensure a smooth transition. From the front desk personnel to the Director of Services, everyone provided their support to welcome the...

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Aarondale Community

6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151 | 7.9 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Aarondale Community, located in Springfield, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for...

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Day trips and outings
4.8(65 reviews)

If you're looking for a place that is small and family-like, this is a good choice. There are very few residents, and everybody on staff seems to know my mom and her needs. Mom's apartment is pretty basic...

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The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community

7820 Baltusrol Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155 | 18.4 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Wellington at lake Manassas Community, located in Gainesville, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of...

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Day trips and outings
4.9(97 reviews)

There is no doctor on staff. Some of the staff members are right on top of things. There are always some type of activity going on for the residents to participate in, if they choose to. I would...

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Paul Spring Community

7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307 | 15.3 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Paul Spring Community, located in the Mt. Vernon community of Alexandria, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition...

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4.7(74 reviews)

Paul Spring Retirement Community in Alexandria is the best-assisted living in the area! It is like a mini Ritz Carlton. [name removed] is THE BEST OF THE BEST!! [name removed] treats the residents as...

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Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD 21076 | 40.6 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Morningside House of Friendship is located in beautiful Hanover, Maryland, and is considered the 'top-referred' assistant living facility in the area. We are known for our ability to provide effective and compassionate care for seniors of all care levels. Staff members possess unique skills and...

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4.6(87 reviews)

I just finished three weeks of respite care at Morningside. It was a great opportunity to recover from a bad knee infection. The caregivers were very sweet and attentive. I got daily help with washing and...

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Holiday The Fairmont

9852 Fairmont Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109 | 10.3 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living

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The Fairmont provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated within a quiet, residential neighborhood of historic Manassas, you'll love the beauty of our grounds and buildings while enjoying the convenience of being close to the nation's capital. Shopping,...

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4.5(68 reviews)

The staff are excellent. The administrative staff was very welcoming and transparent. On our tour, everyone was friendly. When we arrived, I mentioned to them that we wanted to reserve the private dining...

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Sunrise of Severna Park

43 West Mckinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146 | 44.8 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Our beautiful, 10 acre campus is conveniently located within walking distance of the Severna Park Community Center, the public library, Woods Memorial Church and many other popular shops and restaurants. Our community consists of an independent living, assisted living and a specialized...

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4.1(50 reviews)

They seem to be taking good care of my loved one. Although they said they would help him if we wanted to get outside, and it seems like they're not doing as much as I think they could be in that area. ...

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Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176 | 17.9 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, located in Leesburg, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing...

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4.8(70 reviews)

This community is located right behind INOVA and is in a great location for loved ones. Coast came in average from the other I called. The community relation director was very informative and was very quick...

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Bedford Court, a CCRC

3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906 | 22.3 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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Bedford Court is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with one of the lowest Entrance Fee that is 100% refundable. Located within walking distance of the Leisure World shopping center. Our community offers you a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality...

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4.3(54 reviews)

A really nice community. They are located close to shopping and doctors' offices. The community is very neat and clean and the staff is very friendly. The food is amazing and I would recommend this...

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Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg

5308 River Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 | 38.8 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.7(26 reviews)

I advise families of patients with dementia to carefully keep track of dentures and hearing aids and things like that. Because Spring Arbor is not doing a good job of that for us. And that could be our...

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Sunrise of Frederick

990 Waterford Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 | 40.3 miles from Fairfax center

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Sunrise of Frederick is an assisted living community in Frederick, Maryland, located just blocks from The Golden Mile (Route 40 west). Sunrise of Frederick is nestled in a suburban, convenient setting. We pride ourselves in our experience in Frederick County with nearly 15 years serving seniors...

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4.4(58 reviews)

Our loved one has only been there for a few months now but our experience so far has been great we could not be happier. The place itself is set up very nicely to where it is nice and easy for families to...

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Jubilation

1301 Ashford Cir, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 | 38.2 miles from Fairfax center

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5.0(10 reviews)

Daily experiences change day to day, week to week. Depending on what activities are scheduled for members , our present health, and our own calendars .They are most helpful in anticipating what individual...

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Spring Arbor of Crofton

1495 Riedel Rd, Crofton, MD 21114 | 36.4 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Enclosed Courtyard
4.6(16 reviews)

It's a very caring communit. They take time to learn, residents habits, likes and dislikes. They communicate very well with family. I am very pleased wiht the facility and staff. They are very welcoming to...

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Waltonwood Ashburn

44141 Russell Branch Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147 | 15.6 miles from Fairfax center

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4.8(8 reviews)

We really like that they encourage dogs here, it has been really nice for our loved one to be back with the dog. There are so many residents here with pets, and the dog park is great. The community feels...

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Greenfield Senior Living of Spotsylvania

9300 Onyx Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 | 44.8 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Greenfield Senior Living is a company celebrating its 20th Anniversary of caring for those who once cared for us! Here in Spotsylvania, we are dedicated to experienced care in all aspects of daily living. As a licensed Assisted Living, we hold a 2 year licensing that certifies our mission in...

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4.1(46 reviews)

Greenfield Senior Living of Spotsylvania was able to handle my loved ones special care needs and the price was right. We would recommend them to others.

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Wilshire Estates Gracious Retirement Community

13716 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 23.9 miles from Fairfax center

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We believe that Wilshire Estates Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Wilshire Estates, our management teams...

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4.7(10 reviews)

Like the place although new management team in a month since my parents have been there.... kind of young and food quality has declined.

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HarborChase of Prince William Commons

14080 Central Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22193 | 13.9 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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4.4(23 reviews)

HarborChase has been ideal. Its been totally reassuring and given me an amazing peace of mind. I'm an only child and my dad passed away, so I feel like my mom is my responsibility. To getting me in with the...

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Atria Manresa

85 Manresa Road, Annapolis, MD 21409 | 46.2 miles from Fairfax center

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Atria Manresa is a friendly, welcoming community where you'll take advantage of a diverse social calendar that builds new interests and maintains old ones. Visit with family and friends in one of the many luxurious rooms of this restored mansion. Or, take a stroll along the banks of the Severn...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.3(33 reviews)

We loved the community and experience with the staff. All the residents were very happy, and kind to each other. The food was amazing! I would go and live there if I needed to. It is a beautiful campus...

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Sunrise of Rockville

8 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20850 | 19.0 miles from Fairfax center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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4.4(30 reviews)

I chose Sunrise Rockville to provide end-of-life care for my father, who was diagnosed with end stage dementia, after having read positive reviews and ratings across different senior care platforms. Sunrise...

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Cost of independent living in Fairfax, VA

The average cost of senior living in Fairfax is 3,690 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lake Ridge, VA with an average of 2,504 per month.

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In Fairfax, Virginia, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Fairfax, Virginia, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Fairfax is somewhat car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Fairfax include bus routes. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Fairfax has fair biking infrastructure and is relatively walkable.

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Health care

Fairfax offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Inova Fairfax Medical Campus and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

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Senior activities

The city of Fairfax offers many arts and cultural opportunities throughout the year. Every week the City of Fairfax Commision of the Arts puts on a free film screening at the community center, known as Art Screen. The commission also holds an annual free performance of the Virginia Opera at the Sherwood Community Center. For senior history buffs, Fairfax boasts a number of museums and libraries where residents can learn about the city’s storied past.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Heatherwood Community, Jubilation and Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community are the top rated independent living facilities near Fairfax, Virginia. See full list of communities.

There are 399 independent living facilities near Fairfax, Virginia. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Fairfax, Virginia are Heatherwood Community, Aarondale Community, and The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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