The Virginian | Nursing Home

9229 ARLINGTON BLVD, Fairfax, VA, 22031
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TheVARetire December 08, 2011

I visited this facility

The facility has a long history of serving the elderly. The facility suites are very nice, and friendly for the elderly. There are nursing care on staff 24-7, and doctors during the day time. Most staff are friendly toward the residents. Although there were reports of stolen jewelry, I did not witness any first account. The facility has a more traditional and historic feel on the inside at the lobby entrance. The technology is not the latest but does meet the requirements of the facility. The residents seem happy as they have activities to keep them occupied. The outside grounds are nice and clean, and the facility in general is well-maintained. Many residents and non-residents take advantage of the physical therapy available in the basement level. There is a full service dining hall with an Executive Chef who oversees all the prepared meals. The meal costs are very inexpensive for staff and residents. Meals can also be prepared to fit specific diets. A nutritionist is also available on staff to help residents prepare meals specifically for their diets. Overall, I would recommend the facility if it meets an elderly person's requirements. It has all the necessities, and is close to major shopping areas.



WalkerClerk September 10, 2011

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Before I moved to my present city, I lived in the Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, D.C. As my contemporaries began to age, many of them moved to assisted living facilities where they knew they'd have all the comforts of home without all of the responsibilities. One of the more popular places to move was The Virginian, a multi-story continuing care retirement community in Fairfax, which had both assisted living and nursing care services. The Virginian is a very upscale and gracious facility that appeals to those who have always led an active and involved life. When they become a resident of The Virginian, their former skills and interests are captured by the activities staff, so they know they will never be alone.Residents going into the assisted living or enhanced assisted living sections of The Virginian will have cozy and comfortable apartments that are equipped with extra-wide doorways, spacious closets, grab bars in the bathroom and extensive services that include meals, housekeeping and medication management. My friend Evelyn was able to select the color paint that she wanted for her walls, and the maintenance staff was very cooperative in adjusting the shelves in the closet so they were more lower, making the iPads more accessible.Every resident will get a full assessment prior to moving in and from that, a personalized care plan is developed. It's a very sophisticated computerized tool that is completed over the course of several weeks, and covers everything from how many times a resident is likely to use the rest room in a day, to their favorite foods. This help the staff hone in on providing very personalized assistance.Evelyn loves living at The Virginian and enjoys the food more than anything else. She gets three well-balanced meals a day and lots of opportunities for snacks and social events. She especially loves her ice cream, which residents can have any time they like. The Virginian is a stately community that treats its residents with really well. Their personalized care plan is their Bible when it comes to planning and providing care, and I think that is why it is such a successful place.



IrvP4ri5 May 31, 2011

Friend or relative of resident

My mother and siblings all thought this place was right for my mom since she was starting to have back trouble. We all thought a small apartment would be better than her split-level home. The Virginian has an attractive front lawn which is well groomed. The foyer is grand and nicely decorated. The sales manager was wonderful--she worked out all the details for us and was always positive and supportive.

The actual daily living at The Virginian has been a major disappointment. There is not enough to do and there is not enough outdoor space for the residents to walk around and experience. There is no crafts or game room. There never seems to be anybody in the computer or music rooms. The restaurant is attractive and the staff is very friendly, but the food is not very good at all. After 3 meals I had no desire to eat there ever again. All the staff is helpful and friendly, which is nice, but you hardly see any residents out and about.

My mother put a lot of money down to have long term care, which is great, but she also pays a hefty monthly fee to live there. When it snows the residents have to pay the staff to remove the snow from their cars in the parking lot. When my mother was ill, she had to pay for someone to bring her dinner. We feel these things should be done as a courtesy to the residents. Overall, my mother is sorry she moved there.

I would recommend that potential buyers looking at any facility such as this spend as much time in the place as they can, even if they have to spend money for a trial stay.


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The Virginian is a nursing home in Fairfax, VA that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations. Contact The Virginian for more details on housing, services, and rates.

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