The Fairfax Independent Living

9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060

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10 Reviews

November 20, 2012

By 043

I am a friend or relative of a resident

In general, I highly rate this facility. The staff appear to be taking good care of my father and speak highly of him. He looks health and happy. My biggest problem so far is the lack of accountability for his posessions. Right now I'm dealing with his missing $2000 wheelchair and before that his hearing aids disappeared. Depending on how my inquiry into the missing wheelchair proceeds tomorrow, I may revise my opinion downward. There is also an inability of the staff to use email effectively and they can't seem to get the ocassional form to me when needed. The is the community at which he and his late wife wanted to finish their lives, so I am trying to keep an open mind with regard to their efficiency.

June 29, 2012

By susankeel

I visited this facility

The Fairfax is a generally nice place; it's divided into assisted living apartments, which are small but allow residents to have their own furniture, and a more intensive care section, where the atmosphere is more like a hospital but patients are still allowed small pieces of furniture, like bureaus and chairs, and keepsakes. The facilities are always lavishly decorated for the holidays, and residents in both sections often decorate their doors with wreaths or mats. A large cage in the lobby held songbirds the last time I was there, and during Christmas, there's a tree, menorah, and other holiday material on every floor. There are ample parking spots in the lot, and the facility provides a bus to take residents shopping and to church. There is at least one resident cat, and a very nice restaurant on-site. The place doesn't smell like antiseptic or like being in a hospital, although when moving to the more intensive care wing, people are asked to use some hand sanitizer to prevent transmission of disease. There appear to be ample programs to engage residents; although, being that the facility is located on a busy road with bad traffic, they may be the only activities available to older people who are less confident in their driving.
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Features of The Fairfax

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Pool

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Overnight Guests

About The Fairfax

The Fairfax is an independent living and assisted living community in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, offering both Alzheimer's care and skilled nursing. The Fairfax opened in 1989 for the non-profit Army Retirement Residence Foundation-Potomac (ARRF-P). It offers an ideal lifestyle to retired officers of the U.S. Uniformed Services, CIA, FBI, Foreign Service, and others with a close career relationship to the military. The most recent addition to The Fairfax is the newly renovated Health Care Center, which provides assisted living, memory care assisted living, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.

The beautiful 60-acre campus is located at the edge of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, offering golf courses, commissary, PXs, Officers Clubs, and more. On the Fairfax grounds, residents enjoy walking trails, a seven-acre stocked lake, tennis courts, a putting green, and driving cage. The independent living options offered include 347 apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms and thirty-five cottages.

The Fairfax offers a comprehensive life care environment, including the Pathways to Fitness and Wellness program, which offers aquatics, aerobics, weight training, and other classes designed to meet the needs of residents interested in improving and maintaining their fitness level.

Well-behaved pets are welcome, too!

What Makes Us Special

Sunrise is ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities" in J.D. Power's first ever Senior Living Customer Satisfaction Study. In addition to earning the highest overall customer satisfaction in J.D. Power's study, Sunrise achieved the highest score in five out of the six study factors. Sunrise ranked highest among its peers for caregiver/staff, which examined customer experiences with responsiveness, concern for needs, professional skill and appearance. Sunrise also ranked highest overall in senior services/activities; resident setup/orientation; rooms, building, and grounds; and food and beverage.

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