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

I liked that everyone was really nice and helpful. The impact was very positive. I also needed someone to come in and bathe her, and they came in to do that.
I liked that everyone was really nice and helpful. The impact was very positive. I also needed someone to come in and bathe her, and they came in to do that.

2019

Ready Hands

5568 General Washington Dr., Alexandria, VA, 22312

They could have had better trained caregivers. There was a variability in the quality of caregivers. There were some people who just didn’t know what they were doing.
They could have had better trained caregivers. There was a variability in the quality of caregivers. There were some people who just didn’t know what they were doing.

2018, 2019, 2020

Home Helpers of Northern Virginia

21430 Cedar Drive Suite 222, Sterling, VA, 20164

We don’t have people come that often, but when they come, he seems to enjoy them. He has some cognitive issues. They come once a week to give him a shower. We like the fact that they work hard to ge … (read more)
We don’t have people come that often, but when they come, he seems to enjoy them. He has some cognitive issues. They come once a week to give him a shower. We like the fact that they work hard to ge … (read more)

IncrediCare

3607 Chain Bridge Road, Suite D, Fairfax, VA, 22030

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)

Griswold Home Care NoVA East

700 Princess St, Suite 202, #1051, Alexandria, VA, 22314

While I am a relatively new client, I’ve been very favorably impressed by the professionalism of everyone that I have encountered on their staff. The caretaker assigned to my wife is wonderful. She … (read more)
While I am a relatively new client, I’ve been very favorably impressed by the professionalism of everyone that I have encountered on their staff. The caretaker assigned to my wife is wonderful. She … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Annandale, VA

7058 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA, 22003

I worked with Home Instead when my mom was diagnosed with ALS. They were great with her. Now my dad has Alzheimer’s. I was very grateful to know that Home Instead Senior Care would be there to help … (read more)
I worked with Home Instead when my mom was diagnosed with ALS. They were great with her. Now my dad has Alzheimer’s. I was very grateful to know that Home Instead Senior Care would be there to help … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Falls Church, VA

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

Home Instead has been helping us for about six months, every day. We really do not know how or even if we would be able to cope with our difficulties without Home Instead. The nurses who came to our h … (read more)
Home Instead has been helping us for about six months, every day. We really do not know how or even if we would be able to cope with our difficulties without Home Instead. The nurses who came to our h … (read more)

Paragon Home Care

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

* * Outstanding Prompt Services * * PARAGON responded quickly & booked caregivers within 12 hours from request in difficult situations. I continue to be impressed & satisfied. My Medic … (read more)
* * Outstanding Prompt Services * * PARAGON responded quickly & booked caregivers within 12 hours from request in difficult situations. I continue to be impressed & satisfied. My Medic … (read more)

Best Health Care Services, Llc

9306 A Old Keen Mill Rd, Burke, VA, 22015

We are using Best Health Care Services for my wife’s rehabilitation. They are providing the services of a physical therapist and an occupational therapist. The PT comes three times a week for 45 minut … (read more)
We are using Best Health Care Services for my wife’s rehabilitation. They are providing the services of a physical therapist and an occupational therapist. The PT comes three times a week for 45 minut … (read more)

ADVANCED SENIOR CARE SVCS

23491 ALDIE MANOR TERRACE, Ashburn, VA, 20148


Graceful Care Inc

22648 Glenn Dr, Sterling, VA, 20164



Mary’s Homecare LLC – Arlington, VA

8141 Murray Hill Dr., Fort Washington, MD, 20744


Trinity Home Care Services – Woodbridge, VA

3102 Golansky Blvd Suite 201, Woodbridge, VA, 22192


Synergy HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria, Virginia

2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA, 22201

I can go places instead of staying at home. They are very efficient and quick to respond.
I can go places instead of staying at home. They are very efficient and quick to respond.

2020

BrightStar Care Fredericksburg

10401 Courthouse Road Suite D, Spotsylvania, VA, 22553

There was one time that I got my medicine a week late. I usually get everything on time.
There was one time that I got my medicine a week late. I usually get everything on time.

2019, 2020

Lifematters

7531 Leesburg PikeSuite 101, Falls Church, VA, 22043

They gave me a lot of freedom. They are very responsive and the care they send out is very good.
They gave me a lot of freedom. They are very responsive and the care they send out is very good.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

We use HomeCare.com for my father, and it seems to be working out OK. They’ve been responsive and very timely in processing the bills and sending me the reports that I need for the insurance company. … (read more)
We use HomeCare.com for my father, and it seems to be working out OK. They’ve been responsive and very timely in processing the bills and sending me the reports that I need for the insurance company. … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Fairfax

3919 Old Lee Highway, 82A, Fairfax, VA, 22030

With regards to my mother, Hazel D., I wanted to take this opportunity as a past client of yours to thank Homewatch Caregivers and to give my thoughts. Mrs. Day was my mother and their client from Au … (read more)
With regards to my mother, Hazel D., I wanted to take this opportunity as a past client of yours to thank Homewatch Caregivers and to give my thoughts. Mrs. Day was my mother and their client from Au … (read more)

Comfort Keepers Home Care

10721 Main Street, Suite 304, Suite 304, Fairfax, VA, 22030

Comfort Keepers Home Care was good. The people were very nice and very caring. We used them for just having somebody there with my father. Somebody sat and did various things with him. My father had q … (read more)
Comfort Keepers Home Care was good. The people were very nice and very caring. We used them for just having somebody there with my father. Somebody sat and did various things with him. My father had q … (read more)

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.