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

They help me with daily living. They are helpful.
They help me with daily living. They are helpful.

2019, 2022

Capital City Nurses

5568 General Washington Dr., Alexandria, VA, 22312

We have certified nursing assistants who are coming every day to provide care for my husband, and that’s with Capital City Nurses. We’ve been fortunate in that the day care providers we’ve had have be … (read more)
We have certified nursing assistants who are coming every day to provide care for my husband, and that’s with Capital City Nurses. We’ve been fortunate in that the day care providers we’ve had have be … (read more)

2022

Paragon Home Care

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

It has had a positive impact, the people are very friendly and talkative and make her comfortable and take care of all her needs. I really like everything, the people are genuinely trying to help. Th … (read more)
It has had a positive impact, the people are very friendly and talkative and make her comfortable and take care of all her needs. I really like everything, the people are genuinely trying to help. Th … (read more)

2022

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)

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

I hired Home Instead to help my elderly aunt, who is like a second mother to me. She lives in Virginia, and I live in Texas. So I could not be with her while she recovered from hip surgery. Every step … (read more)
I hired Home Instead to help my elderly aunt, who is like a second mother to me. She lives in Virginia, and I live in Texas. So I could not be with her while she recovered from hip surgery. Every step … (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

2015

Attenda Home Care, LLC

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

Attenda’s care givers were very patient to a very stubborn client who was set in her ways. Were more like friends after 3 years of care-giving. Recommend them!!!
Attenda’s care givers were very patient to a very stubborn client who was set in her ways. Were more like friends after 3 years of care-giving. Recommend them!!!

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)

Dependable Home Health Services

50 South Pickett St, Ste 200, Alexandria, VA, 22304

Who We Are Founded by a nurse and operated by a team of trained and licensed health care professionals, we specialize in providing services that allow seniors to stay in the comfort of their own home … (read more)
Who We Are Founded by a nurse and operated by a team of trained and licensed health care professionals, we specialize in providing services that allow seniors to stay in the comfort of their own home … (read more)

Seed Of Life Homecare

10432 Balls Ford Rd Ste 300, Manassas, VA, 20109

"Every Seed That We Sow Falls In The Soil Of Someones Heart" Christina Green LPN, Owner <p></p> MISSION AND VISION <p></p> Our mission is to serve and assist our clients in the comfort of their ow … (read more)
"Every Seed That We Sow Falls In The Soil Of Someones Heart" Christina Green LPN, Owner <p></p> MISSION AND VISION <p></p> Our mission is to serve and assist our clients in the comfort of their ow … (read more)

LoveWatch T.L.C. Home Care

9020-F Lorton Station Blvd., Suite 114, Lorton, VA, 22079

Mission Statement <p></p> At LoveWatch T.L.C. our promise is to be always timely, loving, and committed in providing the best support and care to our clients. <p></p> • Timely- The right care at … (read more)
Mission Statement <p></p> At LoveWatch T.L.C. our promise is to be always timely, loving, and committed in providing the best support and care to our clients. <p></p> • Timely- The right care at … (read more)

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)

Castle Branch Care LLC

7305 Hancock Village Drive , Chesterfield, VA, 23832


Merry Home Healthcare LLC

6000 Stevenson Ave, Suite – G , Alexandria, VA, 22304

Merry Home Health Care is non-medical home care, providing care to families throughout Northern Virginia Our caregivers are well screened professionals with a lot of home care Experience, our care … (read more)
Merry Home Health Care is non-medical home care, providing care to families throughout Northern Virginia Our caregivers are well screened professionals with a lot of home care Experience, our care … (read more)

Always Family Homecare – Vienna, VA

8300 Boone Blvd #500 , Vienna, VA, 22182

We proudly provide non-medical home care services to individuals with disabilities, injuries, difficulties with mobility, or illnesses. Our highly trained and compassionate staff members are dedicated … (read more)
We proudly provide non-medical home care services to individuals with disabilities, injuries, difficulties with mobility, or illnesses. Our highly trained and compassionate staff members are dedicated … (read more)

HomeWell Care Services – Sterling, VA

45662 Terminal Dr. Ste 200, Sterling, VA, 20166

HomeWell provides personalized home care solutions. Our flexible in-home care services can be tailored to meet the needs of any situation. From short-term adult care services to full-time live-in c … (read more)
HomeWell provides personalized home care solutions. Our flexible in-home care services can be tailored to meet the needs of any situation. From short-term adult care services to full-time live-in c … (read more)

KampieDa Health Care Agency, LLC

4817 E Eisenhower, Alexandria, VA, 22304

KampieDa Healthcare//KampieDa home healthcare Agency Mision is to Reduce hospital Admission and Emergency care visit for Pediatric and Geriatric Population Our Services include but are not limite … (read more)
KampieDa Healthcare//KampieDa home healthcare Agency Mision is to Reduce hospital Admission and Emergency care visit for Pediatric and Geriatric Population Our Services include but are not limite … (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.

Checklist for determining the need for in-home care


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.  

Talking with family and others about a loved one's needs