Arlington is a historic southern suburb of Washington, D.C., and site of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Over 3 million people visit Arlington to pay their respects at the cemetery each year, where over 400,000 veterans have been laid to rest since the Civil War. Seniors make up nearly 10% of Arlington’s 207,000 people, and many of them enjoy visiting the historic sites that dot the area close to the national monument, such as the home of General Robert E. Lee and Fort Ethan Allen, which was once a Civil War fortification but now contains a soccer park.

Seniors in Arlington can expect to pay an average of $3,670 per month for homemaker services and $3,861 for help from a home health aide, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Across the nation, seniors pay an average monthly cost of $4,004 for homemaker help and $4,195 for a visiting home health aide.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Arlington 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 Arlington, VA

Right at Home Northern Virginia

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

The caregiver takes on so much of what I used to have to do. They are very responsive and easy to work with.
The caregiver takes on so much of what I used to have to do. They are very responsive and easy to work with.

2019

Ready Hands

5568 General Washington Dr., Alexandria, VA, 22312

I think it is very important that they are there and provide important services for my mom. It gives me great peace of mind. I think the quality of the employees that they have could improve just a … (read more)
I think it is very important that they are there and provide important services for my mom. It gives me great peace of mind. I think the quality of the employees that they have could improve just a … (read more)

IncrediCare – Fairfax, VA

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

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)

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102


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)

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.

Mint Home Care Providers LLC

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

Mint Home Care found just the right people to care for my husband. Even when our needs changed regarding time needed, they were able to fill in the gaps. I was very happy with all of the people who ca … (read more)
Mint Home Care found just the right people to care for my husband. Even when our needs changed regarding time needed, they were able to fill in the gaps. I was very happy with all of the people who ca … (read more)

Paragon Home Care

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

The caregivers have made significant changes in our life. The caregivers help with basically everything we need. They help her get dressed and stay clean. This agency is extraordinarily responsive.
The caregivers have made significant changes in our life. The caregivers help with basically everything we need. They help her get dressed and stay clean. This agency is extraordinarily responsive.

FirstLight Home Care of Springfield

9020-F LORTON STATION BLVD, SUITE 109, Lorton, VA, 22079

First Light worked with our family for five years, providing 24/7 care for our mother. Our mother’s journey was a challenging one as she faced the horribly debilitating illness of Alzheimer’s . … (read more)
First Light worked with our family for five years, providing 24/7 care for our mother. Our mother’s journey was a challenging one as she faced the horribly debilitating illness of Alzheimer’s . … (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)

Trinity Home Care Services – Woodbridge, VA

3102 Golansky Blvd Suite 201, Woodbridge, VA, 22192

Trinity Home Care services was great with my grandmother. She loved her aid and vice versa. The aide took great care of her and it showed. My grandmother looked clean and was fed properly. The head of … (read more)
Trinity Home Care services was great with my grandmother. She loved her aid and vice versa. The aide took great care of her and it showed. My grandmother looked clean and was fed properly. The head of … (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


All Secured Home Health Service

7777 Loeesburg , Falls Church, VA, 22043


Dependable Homecare Apex Partners LLC

9020F Lorton Station Blvd , Lorton, VA, 22079

Dependable Homecare Apex Partners LLC is a home care agency offering tailored quality services to clients who need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), household duties, and companionshi … (read more)
Dependable Homecare Apex Partners LLC is a home care agency offering tailored quality services to clients who need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), household duties, and companionshi … (read more)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Arlington

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

They seem to really take an interest in his well-being and health. They’re able to drive him around.
They seem to really take an interest in his well-being and health. They’re able to drive him around.

2019

BrightStar Care Arlington / Alexandria

2300 Ninth Street South, Suite 503, Arlington, VA, 22204

They help the most by being able to shop for her. I like that they are very dependable and flexible with scheduling.
They help the most by being able to shop for her. I like that they are very dependable and flexible with scheduling.

Arlington 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 Arlington:

Green Home Choice

Address: 2100 Clarendon Blvd Suite 1000, Richmond, VA
Phone: (703) 228-4792

Green Home Choice is an Arlington County program that enlists local builders to upgrade and install new solar and other green tech in the homes of seniors who pass income restrictions and other guidelines. Installation is offered at a discount or free for qualifying seniors.

Trash Pick-Up

Address: 4300 S 29th St., Richmond, VA
Phone: (703) 228-6570

Seniors who need help getting their trash to the curb for the normal pickup can request assistance from Arlington County through the Trash Pick-Up program. This service is available at no cost. Seniors may have to leave open access to the front or back door for collection, which happens as part of the neighborhood’s regular collection period.

Annandale Christian Community for Action

Address: 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 256-0100

The Annandale Church provides Richmond seniors with volunteer labor to help upgrade and modernize their homes. Repairs are done at no cost to qualifying seniors, who must own their residences and meet income guidelines. Limits apply to the type of work done, though weatherization and code maintenance are common.

Lifespan Respite Voucher Program

Address: 2100 Washington Blvd 4th floor, Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: (703) 228-1700

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services offers Arlington seniors a Lifespan Respite voucher program that pays up to $400 a month toward the cost of respite care. Seniors, caregivers and loved ones can apply for this voucher through the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services online or by phone.

Weatherization Assistance Program

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

The Weatherization Assistance Program provides assistance to Arlington seniors who need help upgrading their home to lower their monthly home heating and cooling bills. Income and asset limits apply to all applicants, though the program is open to both homeowners and renters. Services are provided by local contractors, though applications may be made through the state office.

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.