Much of America’s history has passed through Alexandria, a southern suburb of the nation’s capital. A large portion of that history is still present, as at Gadsby’s Tavern, where seniors can meet for lunch in the same booth where Thomas Jefferson used to argue politics and wine choices with John Adams in the 1790s. This, along with other popular attractions on the waterfront, is part of the reason Alexandria was named “Best Place to Go for the Value” in 2018.

More than 10% of Alexandria’s 160,000 people are seniors aged 65 and over, and the city offers more than a few activities to help keep up a sense of community, such as senior art classes at a converted torpedo factory and summer parks programs.

Seniors in Alexandria pay an average of $3,670 a month for homemaker services, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. The same survey found an average local price of $3,861 per month for home health aides in the Alexandria area. By contrast, seniors nationally spend an average of $4,004 per month for homemaker services and $4,195 per month for home health aides, up to 10% above Alexandria’s average costs.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Alexandria area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Alexandria, VA

Right at Home Northern Virginia

8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr., Suite 320, Fairfax, VA, 22031

My mother doesn’t need much done, but the services help with those few needs. The caregiver we have now my mother really likes. Right at Home is easy to work with.
My mother doesn’t need much done, but the services help with those few needs. The caregiver we have now my mother really likes. Right at Home is easy to work with.

2019

Ready Hands

5568 General Washington Dr., Alexandria, VA, 22312

I want Stephen not to be bored, so they show interact with him more. They should treat him like a grown up. They need to have better communication with us. We have had to train the caregivers ourselv … (read more)
I want Stephen not to be bored, so they show interact with him more. They should treat him like a grown up. They need to have better communication with us. We have had to train the caregivers ourselv … (read more)

Life Matters – Falls Church

7531 Leesburg Pike # 101 , Falls Church, VA, 22043

Lifematters has become the first choice for home care, offering a curated and innovative experience to make the best of every day. <p></p> With a team of professional caregivers and nurses, and an o … (read more)
Lifematters has become the first choice for home care, offering a curated and innovative experience to make the best of every day. <p></p> With a team of professional caregivers and nurses, and an o … (read more)

IncrediCare – Woodbridge, VA

4893 Prince William Pkwy Suite 202, Woodbridge, VA, 22192

They anticipate what I would do myself. They are timely and attentive.
They anticipate what I would do myself. They are timely and attentive.

IncrediCare – Fairfax, VA

4893 Prince William Parkway, Suite 202 , Woodbridge, VA, 22192

IncrediCare has very good caregivers and they really look out after people. The services I received from IncrediCare were helpful because the caregiver I had was very good with my dogs and took them o … (read more)
IncrediCare has very good caregivers and they really look out after people. The services I received from IncrediCare were helpful because the caregiver I had was very good with my dogs and took them o … (read more)

Paragon Home Care

1515 Chain Bridge Rd # 136 , Mclean, VA, 22101

I don’t know what I would do without them. I’m very likely to recommend them. I like that they know what they’re doing.
I don’t know what I would do without them. I’m very likely to recommend them. I like that they know what they’re doing.

2021

Griswold Home Care NoVA East

105 Oronoco St Suite #100 , Alexandria, VA, 22314

Other than some initial difficulties getting the schedule worked out the service has been absolutely fantastic. The Girswold office staff did an amazing job getting care for my mother-in-law lined up … (read more)
Other than some initial difficulties getting the schedule worked out the service has been absolutely fantastic. The Girswold office staff did an amazing job getting care for my mother-in-law lined up … (read more)

Home Instead – Annandale, VA

7058 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA, 22003

Home Instead provides a companion in the house who comes twice a week for 4 hours each time. He is here to help me get around the house safely, to bring my lunch and medications at noon and to provid … (read more)
Home Instead provides a companion in the house who comes twice a week for 4 hours each time. He is here to help me get around the house safely, to bring my lunch and medications at noon and to provid … (read more)

Mint Home Care Providers LLC

4015 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 36, Fairfax, VA, 22030

Mint is a veteran owned, independent home care agency that believes in a client- centered care approach with affordable options and flexible scheduling features. Here is what we mean by client-cente … (read more)
Mint is a veteran owned, independent home care agency that believes in a client- centered care approach with affordable options and flexible scheduling features. Here is what we mean by client-cente … (read more)

Home Instead – Falls Church, VA

103 W Broad St, Suite 602, Falls Church, VA, 22046

Daily home aide care. on time always, lovely caregivers, incredibly responsive agency
Daily home aide care. on time always, lovely caregivers, incredibly responsive agency

ElderOptions Senior Care LLC – Fairfax, VA

12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Suite 310 , Fairfax, VA, 22033

We found a home care agency for my mother. It’s ElderOptions. They’re very good. They went over and beyond to try to work with me and accommodate what my needs were. So far, we have had really good su … (read more)
We found a home care agency for my mother. It’s ElderOptions. They’re very good. They went over and beyond to try to work with me and accommodate what my needs were. So far, we have had really good su … (read more)

2015

Attenda Home Care, LLC

1900 Campus Commons Drive #100, Reston, VA, 20191

The caregiver that was assigned to my Mom is outstanding. She takes the best care of my mom when she is here. I never worry when we go out while she is here because I know she is in good hands.
The caregiver that was assigned to my Mom is outstanding. She takes the best care of my mom when she is here. I never worry when we go out while she is here because I know she is in good hands.

Horizon Health Care Services LLC

13843 Delaney Rd , Woodbridge, VA, 22193

Mission, Values, Goals <p></p> Our Mission is to partner with clients, their families and our program sponsors to provide quality personal care delivered in a compassionate and professional manner b … (read more)
Mission, Values, Goals <p></p> Our Mission is to partner with clients, their families and our program sponsors to provide quality personal care delivered in a compassionate and professional manner b … (read more)

Qualis Home Health Services – Woodbridge, VA

3174 Golansky Blvd Suite 201, Woodbridge, VA, 22192

This company is beyond amazing and for one main reason- Dr.Green. She was very supportive and understanding and seriously did the most to help my family out in a extremely difficult time. Both my mo … (read more)
This company is beyond amazing and for one main reason- Dr.Green. She was very supportive and understanding and seriously did the most to help my family out in a extremely difficult time. Both my mo … (read more)

Elite Eldercare Nova

2331 Mill Road Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314

We love the personable care Elite provides our family! They always pick up their phone! Elite Eldercare Nova is Godsend!
We love the personable care Elite provides our family! They always pick up their phone! Elite Eldercare Nova is Godsend!

ADVANCED SENIOR CARE SVCS

23491 ALDIE MANOR TERRACE, Ashburn, VA, 20148


Graceful Care Inc

22648 Glenn Dr, Sterling, VA, 20164


Heart Beat Home Care

5680 King Centre Drive, Suite 653 , Alexandria, VA, 22315

Mission <p></p> Providing dedicated home care services to our cherished patients and championing their quality of life. <p></p> Why Heartbeat? <p></p> <li>Guaranteed 24 to 48-hour home visit upo … (read more)
Mission <p></p> Providing dedicated home care services to our cherished patients and championing their quality of life. <p></p> Why Heartbeat? <p></p> <li>Guaranteed 24 to 48-hour home visit upo … (read more)

2021

SYNERGY HomeCare of Arlington

2111 Wilson Blvd., Ste 700, Arlington, VA, 22201

It is important for us to have them. It gives me a break from doing things myself, and I am learning a lot from the caregivers. They send very good caregivers, they treat us right.
It is important for us to have them. It gives me a break from doing things myself, and I am learning a lot from the caregivers. They send very good caregivers, they treat us right.

2020, 2021

BrightStar Care Fredericksburg, VA

112 Juliad Ct Suite #109, Suite 201, Fredericksburg, VA, 22406

She is very good to me. I don’t have to have anyone else come and help me. They provide good care.
She is very good to me. I don’t have to have anyone else come and help me. They provide good care.

Alexandria Home Care Resources

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Alexandria:

Housing Crisis Assistance

Address: Alexandria City Hall, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-746-4357

The City of Alexandria offers emergency help for seniors facing eviction or foreclosure due to late payments of rent and mortgages. The Housing Crisis Assistance program is open to seniors in the area who meet income and residency requirements and who are in imminent danger of losing their housing. Applications are reviewed annually for applicants aged 65 and over. This program may pay up to $6,000 a year for continuing assistance to low-income seniors.

Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program

Address: 2100 Washington Blvd. 4th floor, Richmond, VA
Phone: (703) 228-1700

The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services can reimburse seniors for up to $400 a month for the costs associated with respite services provided at a state-licensed facility in Alexandria. Income and asset limits apply to applicants. To claim the voucher, seniors must apply through the Department of Aging for approval, pay the costs up front and then request a voucher afterward.

MetroAccess and Alexandria DOT Paratransit

Address: 3000 Business Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 746-3274

MetroAccess and Alexandria DOT Paratransit both offer discount travel to seniors in the Alexandria area. Rides on either service may take seniors to medical or personal trips within the city or on round trips as far away as Washington, D.C. Seniors with transit ID cards pay half price on these routes, while caregivers ride for free.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Address: 600 East Main Street, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 371 7000

Seniors in Alexandria can get no-cost assistance with home weatherization through the Commonwealth’s Weatherization Assistance Program. Seniors who live in Alexandria can apply for the program through the state office in Richmond and then be referred to a local provider on the WAP list. Income limits apply to applicants, as do limits on the amount of work that can be done, but the service is open to all qualifying seniors, including both homeowners and renters.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.